Welcome to a deeply intellectual discussion on the meaning of life.
That's just another word for seeing how the main characters of Pokemon respond to common mind tricks.
After all, with the characters there are, how could one hope to discover anything even approximating intellect?
The Meaning of Life
"Is the glass half full, or half empty?"
Misty: *sniff* It's only half full. That poor water...
Brock: Uhh, is this some sort of trick question?
Ash: Half full... half empty... half full... half empty. Pass.
"Jessie, that sort of answer won't work."
Jessie: Oh, okay. No, then.
James: It's all empty.
Jessie (smacking him): JAMES! You weren't supposed to drink it!
James: But I was thirsty!
Meowth: Do I hafta answer dis one now?
"How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
Misty (wild guess): 3 kg?
Brock: What's a woodchuck?
Ash: Is that a Pokemon? I'm gonna capture it!
Gary: Too late, sucker!
Ash: Oooh, that Gary...
James: Isn't it cute! I wonder what it would taste like.
Jessie: Let's STEAL it!
"What is the sound of one hand clapping?"
Brock: Umm... I'm not very good at tests...
Ash (attempting vainly to clap one hand): Ow. Ow. Ow.
James (also attempting to clap one hand but faring a little better): Ow... there you go, the sound of one hand clapping is "snap".
Jessie: That was the sound of your wrist snapping, you idiot!
James: Oh yeah. ^_^;; JESSIE, call an ambulance!
Meowth: I don't have hands, just dese paws, so I'm gunna go with Misty's answer.
"If a tree falls in the woods and nobody's around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
Misty: I don't know, I've never been to school. It depends on if sound is defined by whether or not that energy hits someone's ear, I guess.
Brock: *starts sobbing* I don't know! I don't know! I'm not answering any more!
Ash: How come there's nobody around to hear it?
Misty: Well, knowing the way YOU read maps, Ash Ketchum, we would be in the middle of a cave instead of going through that forest like we were MEANT to.
Ash: Okay okay, let's just forget about that incident.
Misty: THAT incident? THOSE incidents, you mean.
Jessie: Of course it makes a sound!
James: How do you know if you can't hear it?
Jessie (smacking him): Of course it does! If you block your ears and a tree falls down, you can still sorta hear it. It's the same principle.
James (totally confused): It... is?
Meowth: Jess, you have no idea whatcha talkin' about.
Jessie: More than you! I got better than BOTH of you in Pokemon Tech!
Meowth: Whaddya talkin' about, I didn't even go.
James: Jessie, 17% compared with my 16%... I don't think that really gives you grounds to -
Jessie: Oh, shut up, both of you. I'm right and that's all that counts.
"If she sells seashells by the seashore, how many shells does she sell?"
Misty: Oooh, the sea? Where?
Brock: *folds arms stubbornly and says nothing* Nothing. *darnit!*
Ash: Uhh... who are we talking about here?
James: That all depends on *goes starry eyed* how beautiful the girl selling the shells is...
Ash: That sounds like something Brock would say.
James (smacking him over the head): Don't compare me to one of you!
Jessie: You're all wrong.
Ash: But none of us answered...
Jessie: The answer is clearly zero.
Everyone besides Brock: Why?
Jessie: Why would anybody buy seashells at the seashore? The seashore's covered with shells, isn't it? Such is the NATURE of the beach. Duh. So nobody would buy shells.
Misty: I would!
Jessie: Well, you're an idiot.
Meowth: I didn't get da chance ta answer!
"Why do you think Brock is attracted to every single girl he sees?"
Misty: He's trying to hide his natural attraction to ME, of course.
Ash: Yeah right. ^_^;;
Misty: Well, what's your answer?
Ash: He's a guy.
Misty: Good point.
Brock: *clearly itching to say something at this point but refusing to say anything*
Jessie: He's a guy.
James: He's a guy.
Meowth: He's a guy.
James: Uh... hang on a minute. I'm a guy too and I don't act like that.
"Okay, next question is, why doesn't James act like that?"
Misty: He has... other preferences.
Ash: What she said.
Meowth: What she said.
Jessie: What they said... oh, hang on. I can't go with that. *blushes heavily*
James (completely oblivious): Other preferences? What does that mean? And what was the original question again? I forgot. I need food.
"What is the meaning of life?"
Ash: To achieve the best that you can.
Ash: He means, 'to find a true love', I bet.
Jessie: To acheive the best that you can.
"That's what Ash said."
Jessie: What?! Oh, great... uh... in that case, to look beautiful.
"Any closing enquiries?"
Misty: Yes, what was the point of all that?
"Any other closing enquiries?"
Ash: No, seriously, what was the point of all that?
"Anyone who's NOT going to ask that?"
James: What's for lunch?
"*heavy sigh* I'm outta here."