36 Questions

In 1997, a team led by U.S. psychologist, Dr. Arthur Aron devised a set of 36 questions in a bid to foster connection and accelerate rapport among strangers. Popularised a decade and a half later by a Mandy Len Catron article in The New York Times, here is our lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek version of Aron's "Fast Friends Protocol", which offers an insight into a number of films, TV programmes, and ads that have, in some way, influenced us. See how many questions you can answer without the help of Google!

​​1. How you doin'?

2. So...do you like...stuff?

3. How come every time I think of something clever, The Simpsons already did it?

4. What if this is as good as it gets?

5. Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is?

6. Some vanilla bullsh*t, latte cappa-thing?

7. What's in the box?

8. Alms for an ex-leper?

9. What was it Shakespeare said?

10. Call me Ishmael?

11. I can speak whale?

12. Why are frogs falling from the sky?

13. What’s the J-Dog?

14. Who framed Roger Rabbit?

15. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?

16. Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ces soir?

17. Asphinctersayswhat?!

18. How do they get the figs into the fig-rolls?

19. You know who wears sunglasses indoors?

20. Daddy or CHiPs?

21. You've got 24 hours to sort out your policy on EastEnders, right?

22. Which one do you prefer, Oasis or Blur?

23. Don't you hate pants?

24. Did I ever tell you about the time I went backpacking through Western Europe?

25. It’s all in the game though, right?

Some Office Jokes...

26. Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?

27. He's thrown a kettle over a pub. What have you ever done?

28. What kind of bear is best?

29. You know ‘Live fast, die young’? Not my way. Live fast, sure. Too bloody fast sometimes. But die young?

And some work questions...

30. Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

31. When I set out to create Moss 865, do you think it just happened overnight?

32. You turned down $10 million to be able to develop something that you, as the head of the company, can't even describe to another human being?

33. You can't write code. You're not an engineer, you're not a designer, you can't put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen from Xerox PARC. Jeff Raskin was the leader of the Mac team before you threw him off his own project...everything! Someone else designed the box! So how come ten times in a day, I read XXXXX XXXX is a genius? What do you do?

34. Show me the money?

35. Wanna cook?

36. Who ya gonna call?!