If I stop breathing will I die?

Australia
April 18, 2012 12:27am CST
Or some other equally stupid question. Does this sort of "make work" discussion topic bring out the beast in you? Does it make you feel like sharpening up the sarcastic tongue, oiling up the irony, greasing the cynicism, and taking the fool apart? Or do you smile sweetly and make some work? Lash
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
18 Apr 12
so much depends on the day and the mood. Sometimes those kind of discussions are just perfect for sarcastically venting other times I just ignore. But sometimes and especially if there are too many in a row... All I can say is that I could have a lot more fun with your breathing question than I could "coffee or tea?"
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 12
hi sid he's really got us all going here silly question or not wow, yes coffee or tea does not sound too appealing for sure.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
18 Apr 12
Do these shoes make me look fat? What??? Were having frozen Pizza? Can't we at least heat it up in the microwave? What?!? you want the truth?? Which truth do you want? I remember it all like it was tomorrow!
@topffer (34606)
• France
18 Apr 12
You will probably die if you are not a fakir. If it is a witty title to get attention, like you are doing, why not ? If it is a stupid and useless discussion, I don't give a response. When I joined myLot, I made fun with some discussions, and I realized that some members were easily hitting the neg button. After all, what looks stupid for you, is perhaps a wise discussion for others.
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• Australia
18 Apr 12
Yes, well, if that is wise you have to worry lol. I suppose you could think of it as a deep and meaningful existential question lol, but where are the MyLot philosophers to answer it? Lash
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@topffer (34606)
• France
18 Apr 12
myLot is a breeding ground for philosophers, but we have more phenomenologists than existentialists here.
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@topffer (34606)
• France
18 Apr 12
Maybe this guy married a b*tch ? It happens even in Lash country : http://www.newser.com/story/106664/australian-guy-marries-his-dog.html
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• United States
18 Apr 12
I want to say something like Duh? But I will probably just laugh it off and just skip that discussion rather than say something unkind.
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• Australia
19 Apr 12
Odd, with your handle I thought they might have been right up your alley lol. Lash
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• United States
19 Apr 12
I'm an odie here and gave up my old handle (Oreocookie3) to the handle I have now due to there being so many topics or questions that are pointless. Like...do you like coffee? Or ...are your eyes green or blue? Plus it's an oxymoron and I just live oxies.
• Australia
19 Apr 12
So you'd enjoy stupid footballers and dishonest politicians then? Lash
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
18 Apr 12
grandpa-lash: yes. the title or topic of discussion evinces interest and invite more people for participation in the discussion. It also depends on the work load you have besides mylot. now i am free. I can spend time. So I am contributing for this. It is not a stupid question considering from the angle of an aged person. have a good day.
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• Australia
18 Apr 12
Since the answer to the question is incontrovertible, and since almost everybody in the world knows the answer, it is a stupid question, a waste of space and time. The only explanation for such a question is that it is supposed to earn you money on MyLot, but since most people are just going to roll their eyes at it and move on, it doesn't even have that going for it. Lash
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@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 12
grandpa lash and earning money is bad? or good? its good fir ne as if I do not pay my internet cable bill no mylotting for me so I roll along giving stupid answers t o equally stupid questions lol lol lol
• Australia
19 Apr 12
Hatley, I really don't need that .001 of a cent that badly lol. Lash
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 Apr 12
In answer to your subject heading. Not right away, but if held long enough, then yes, maybe! In answer to your true meaning of this discussion. No, I usually just pass right by them....most of the time. It really depends on how busy I am! I wonder how many responses to your heading you will get without people reading the text below and realising what you are actually on about?
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
19 Apr 12
HaHa!
@timetravel (1428)
• United States
18 Apr 12
I'd start singing, "If I die young, bury me in satin...". Then I'd go on to the next irrelevant discussion, "Do hiccups kill?" The myLot philosophers at work here!
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• Australia
19 Apr 12
I got one, "When winter comes does that mean spring's around the corner", or something like that. I simply said, "Only if the Wintersmith has been kissed", which to any Terry Pratchett fan is not quite as silly as it seems, but for this guy it was a show-stopper lol. Lash
• United States
18 Apr 12
It depends upon what kind of mood I am in and what other discussions I have found for the day. I usually try to play nicely with all the other children in the sandbox, but sometimes I just can't help myself and I have to have a bit of fun. Of course, it is not really much fun if the other person does not understand the sarcasm or irony in my comments.
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• Australia
19 Apr 12
Yeah, that's about me. Mostly I just roll my eyes and move on, but if I'm at all cranky I might let them have a salvo. Lash
@inedible (769)
• Singapore
18 Apr 12
@Title question I don't know. Try it and see? And yeah, they do. I think a significant portion of the posts I make on this site are semi-sarcastic responses to idiotic questions (with some serious opinions thrown in at the end, just in case they're genuinely retarded and genuinely seeking answers). Most of those topics probably end up getting deleted. I know that, but it doesn't stop me from answering anyway.
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@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
18 Apr 12
It depends on who the question is asking. It says a lot about the person who is asking it, but I do wonder why that person is not going to search on the internet him/herself if he/she has acces to the internet.
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@chiyosan (29911)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
ha ha oh well i would say you probably won't die because you just might not hold that breathe anymore when you are already gasping for air. :D
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• Philippines
18 Apr 12
Stupid questions deserve stupid answers. So it'd be more like sharpening up the sarcastic tongue. But it would depend on who's asking the question. Sometimes people have no idea on how stupid their question is. For example, If my 3 year old cousin was asking the question, "IF I stop breathing, will I die?". I would answer in a very polite manner, or explain the process of air being taken into our lungs and how it is very important. A 3 year old has absolutely no clue. If a 30 year old would ask that, I'd simply say.. "ARE YOU HIGH?" So there you have it. It's not on what the question is, it's more on, who's asking it.
• Australia
19 Apr 12
I don't think 3yos are allowed on Mylot. Lash
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 12
hi grandpa__lash no you will not die and to prove it my roomie has used so much nose spray,she's addicted to the stuff and it now makes here nose plug up so she keeps saying she is going to die as she cannot b reathe but she is breathing , just through her mouth is all. well I did not really tackle the silly question right either as you said stop breathing as she did not stop breathing just not through her nose lol,no the beast is still dormant in me and just enjoying answering with sort of silly side ways logic, I am smiling' sweetly as i am typ ing so I am earning and earnings from a silly subject with an equally silly response. lol
• Australia
19 Apr 12
think it is worse, if possible, that so many people take the damn things seriously, and there have been a couple have taken this one seriously. Your style is much nicer than mine, you can use your good nature where I just get narky. Lash
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
21 Apr 12
Yes silly dicussions can be amusing but they can also be very frustrating. However, I am not very good at letting my sarcasm out. By the time I get it into writing I usually modify it because I feel that I am being mean.
@allknowing (66591)
• India
19 Apr 12
It depends who posts it. Coming from grandpa users will only see sense in it or imagine that there is sense in it and try and answer it in the most intelligent way as only intellectuals are tolerated here!
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
19 Apr 12
Seeing that you have an uber amount of responses to the obvious I will just add this... "REALLY?!?!?!" No, but I have to say it is ripe for a little shake of the head. I am a little more conservative and think that making that nickle is their objective. I assume it will also be deleted. One discussion was started, "do you like such and such?" I politely responded, but within a few days it was rejected. I think rightfully so. Maybe if they stopped posting them, I wont have to hold my breath...( insert obvious sarcastic remark...) Have a great day...
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
19 Apr 12
true, topics can really attract people to respond but then again, as for me, i try to read most of the discussions i see even though the titles are not that interesting.. but this title you have here got me Grandpa_lash but i also did try to stop breathing on my own... lol it didn't work
@rekhum (2435)
• India
18 Apr 12
No it does not...bring out the beast in me. It neither makes me feel sharpening up my sarcastic tongue nor oiling up any irony. However, i'd rather not grease the cynicisms or take the fool apart. I feel I'm just mylotting.