1. In The Secret of My Success, there's a line I have never understood. The Michael J. Fox character is driving Aunt Vera back to her house in the country and eavesdrops on her car-phone conversation. She says (of her husband), "The last one I caught him with was so dumb, she thought 'dictation' was some kind of S&M trip." As a kid, I thought maybe this supposed bimbo was combining the words "dick" and "vacation" to arrive at this meaning of "dictation." But even in the '80s I knew this wasn't a very good joke; dicks don't necessarily entail bondage. Twenty-odd years later I still don't know what this joke means. Because he's telling her what to type, she thinks it's like a dom-sub situation? What the hell is going on here?
2. You know how they say people eat spicy food and drink hot beverages, soups, etc. in hot climates because it makes you sweat and that cools you off? I've never bought that reasoning. I mean, if you weren't hot enough to sweat to begin with, weren't you better off before? Like let's say your body temperature is hovering a fraction of a degree below the point where you start sweating. Then, you raise your body temperature by drinking a hot Chai. So you start sweating. Then a breeze comes by and that one sweaty part on your forehead feels kinda nice (evaporative cooling FTW!). But is that really going to make you feel better than you felt before you drank the tea?