Riddle Me This

Q: How many bomb pops do you have to eat in two days before it seems disgusting?
A: You should say more than 12. Because anything 12 and under is totally acceptable.
Q: Do they still make the giant original sized bomb pops, or just these stupid baby sized “firecracker” pops?
A: I don’t know. Maybe you should check online.
Q: Why did they start putting jokes on the sticks?
A: To distract you from the fact that the popsicles are 1/3 the size they used to be.
Here are some of the clever riddles from my Popsicle Firecracker sticks. I’ll post the answers later.
1. If a gown is evening wear, what is a suit of armor?
2. When is a theatre clumsy?
3. Why did the bird go to the theatre? (Ed: What’s with all the theatre riddles?)
4. What is the most important thing you need when you go skateboarding?
Good luck!
ANSWERS (turn monitor upside down to read)
1. Silverware (lame!)
2. When the curtain falls.
3. She wanted to wait in the wings (I liked Asia’s answer better, except it was too dirty to be on a popsicle stick).
4. Your skateboard (I liked Sir’s answer better, because it was actually funny).

21 Responses to “Riddle Me This”

  1. asia Says:

    1. knight wear
    2. when the curtain falls
    3. to see a peep show
    4. a skateboard
    these are my stream of consciousness answers. in this zen state i am like a seven year old.

  2. mainja Says:

    Okay, I’m going to ask that you remember I’m Canadian when I ask this question, because, it may offend your sensibilities, but my ignorance may simply be due to the unavailablity of a product in my country.
    Um… What’s a bomb pop?

  3. Avitable Says:

    I don’t know what a bomb pop is. Should I be ashamed?

  4. jenny Says:

    asia: your youthful zenitude always impresses me. and even your incorrect answers are better than the real ones… all will be revealed later.
    mainja and avitable: okay, mainja is canadian, so she totally gets a free pass on this, but you, adam? how do you not know that? i’ve added a link in the post so that you can behold the greatest frozen treat of all time! (well, next to the ice cream sandwich, that is.)

  5. Faiqa Says:

    Hmmm, I didn’t know what a bomb pop was until I checked out the link. I love those things. And, now, I know what they’re called.

  6. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    1. Fashion for paranoids
    2. All the time. Clumsy bastard.
    3. Because the bird’s a clumsy bastard, too….birds of a feather, etc., etc.
    4. An attitude, a high tolerance for pain, and an Xtreme lack of ambition

  7. You can call me, 'Sir' Says:

    1. Fashion for paranoids
    2. All the time. Clumsy bastard.
    3. Because the bird’s a clumsy bastard, too….birds of a feather, etc., etc.
    4. An attitude, a high tolerance for pain, and an Xtreme lack of ambition

  8. churlita Says:

    It could just be because I live in Iowa and we’re about 20 years behind the rest of the world, but we can still buy regular sized Bomb Pops from the ice cream truck. The ones in our store are tiny, though.

  9. amanda Says:

    sheesh, bomb pops, that takes me back. i’ve missed reading you. i’ll be back soon! xo

  10. karen Says:

    At least they’re not calling them freedom pops anymore. That was stupid.
    1- knight wear
    2 – got me
    3- i have no idea.
    4- a skateboard?
    Do they put the riddles on the sticks to make you forget about the incredible shrinking bomb pops, or do they shrink the bomb pops so you’ll not focus on the lame riddles? Hmmm.

  11. matt Says:

    Asia’s answers are great. I miss the regular size bomb pops of Iowa; even the ice cream trucks in the Twin Cities sell the small ones. And the number is definitely 15.

  12. jenny Says:

    faiqa: seriously – they’re the best!
    sir: i love when we play riddles together.
    churlita: it’s settled. i’m moving to iowa. got a spare room?
    amanda: hey! you’re back! i thought you disappeared. let’s get bomb pops!
    karen: actually, i think it’s just a ploy to get me to eat the popsicles faster so i can find out the lame answers. d’oh! it totally worked!
    matt: sweet! i can eat three more! i don’t think the small ones taste as good as the big ones. let’s see if churlita can become a bomb pop distributor for us all.

  13. Lisa Says:

    I used to LOVE the fudge bomb pop because it’s fudge and banana!!! I wonder where you can buy them? When I was a kid you could only get them from the ice cream man. I’m checking the website to see if you can get them in stores.
    How much smaller are they now because I remember them being HUGE as a kid.

  14. shari Says:

    **hangs head in shame** I’m sorry Jenny. I was one of THOSE kids… y’know, the one who wouldn’t get a BombPop because I just really didn’t like them. I ALWAYS got an ice cream sandwich, because those actually tasted good. But hey, more for you, right?? You can totally have my share of BombPops, and if we each get 15 like Matt says, that means you can have 30 without even blinking.

  15. martymankins Says:

    Love Bomb Pops. I think my record is 3 in one day… I know, not a lot, but still not bad.

  16. teahouseblossom Says:

    Hahahaha..those bomb pops are totally phallic looking!!
    My mom never let me buy those from the ice cream man when I was a kid. She said with all of that food coloring, they’d kill me.

  17. Avitable Says:

    Ohhh, those!
    (I wish you had a way to subscribe to comments, btw.)

  18. mainja Says:

    OHHHHHHH. We have those! Here they were called rocket popsicles, but I think maybe now they’re called firecracker popsicles I think.

  19. jenny Says:

    lisa: whoa… WAIT A MINUTE! they make banana fudge bomb pops? where? how? i need to research this immediately!
    shari: more for me, indeed. but i do really love ice cream sandwiches, too. we’ll arm-wrestle over those.
    marty: only 3? do you mean three little ones or the full size BOMB pops? because 3 full size = at least 6 little ones, so we’re both fine.
    THB: ah, there are far worse things than a little red dye #4. except when it caused cancer… then it was bad.
    adam: i wish i could do a lot of things with comments, like remember people. one day when i’m rich, i’ll hire a young intern to fix my site for me.
    mainja: you have those in canada too? that’s it – now i’m DEFINITELY moving there!

  20. Avitable Says:

    You mean you can’t blink your eyes and smile and men won’t fall over themselves to help you? Liar!

  21. jenny Says:

    avitable: hasn’t worked for the first 37 years, but who knows… maybe i’m a late bloomer.

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