Mr. Friedman, will you be my Sputnik?
Mr. Friedman, what is the best remedy for head injuries sustained while crashing into the wall in the Arab mind?
Mr. Friedman, is that a sandstorm or brainstorm? Either way, will it help us kill the no. 1 man in Al-Qaeda?
Mr. Friedman, is Turkey a bridge, a gully, or an island? I am hoping to go for vacation and want to know what to pack.
Mr. Friedman, back in February you wrote that “Egypt today has only two predators: poverty and illiteracy.” Now that the scary-sounding Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi has beaten Twitter to become Egypt’s next president in a democratic election, can we introduce a third?
- Cheryl, Corpus Christi
Mr. Friedman, will austerity help put the “Leap” back in “Leapin’ Leprechaun”?
Mr. Friedman, I often revisit your words of praise for the Bush administration’s “willingness to restore our deterrence.” You wrote:
No, the axis-of-evil idea isn’t thought through — but that’s what I like about it. It says to these countries and their terrorist pals: “We know what you’re cooking in your bathtubs. We don’t know exactly what we’re going to do about it, but if you think we are going to just sit back and take another dose from you, you’re wrong. Meet Don Rumsfeld — he’s even crazier than you are.”
But now, I wonder: would deterrence have worked better if it’d been more like you?
- Chantal, New York
Mr. Friedman, how long shall they kill our profits, while we stand aside and look?
- Hilary, Barissa
Mr. Friedman, in the absence of a social safety net can I use these?
-Roberta, Des Moines
Mr. Friedman, when you said Bibi’s standing ovation was bought and paid for by the Israel lobby, they called you a self-hating Jew. Sometimes they call me a self-hating Jew. How does one know when one is a self-loving Jew? How can one distinguish a self-loving Jew from someone who is just a wanker?
- Rachel, San Francisco
Mr. Friedman, there are so many bubbles. Which one is the greatest threat to the world economy?
- Gina, Orlando
Mr. Friedman, how can we be sure that refusing to sell Apple® products to Farsi-speaking Iranian-Americans will keep Israel safe?
- Stephanie, Myrtle Beach
Mr. Friedman, is this a good location for a Victoria’s Secret sweatshop?
Mr. Friedman, when am I ovulating this month?
Mr. Friedman, how do I find my radical center?
-Dark Angel, Los Angeles
Mr. Friedman, is it the Golden Arches?
Mr. Friedman, for approximately how many minutes will I need to use the stationary exercise bicycle in order to work off the calories contained in this meal?
-Carolina, La Paz