"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #22449 posted on 01/24/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Board Question #22338 used the example of rice and bubbles in weddings. The symbolism of rice is pretty well established, but what is the symbol of bubbles? A fragile, transparent, short lived marriage? No, thanks.

- Knick-knack (rice) Paddy Whack

A: Dear Knick-knack,

I don't think bubbles symbolize anything really.

I think the reasons people use bubbles are:
1. They're a lot less of a mess to clean up.
2. Girls think they're cute.

One time I went to a wedding where the guests made a tunnel by holding up sparklers. That was fun. I would never do it at my wedding for fear that a guest would catch something on fire but, it was fun.

Try looking at bubbles more optimistically.

- Lavish
A: Dear Knick-knack,

Lavish is right, but the tacky bubble idea is one of those "necessity is the mother of invention" examples where rice was banned because of birds choking on it.

-la bamba