Its when people have nothing to talk about and still wanna break the ice using random questions which are neither of their concern nor business. Usually these are questions about daily life, school/college, work life, married life et al.
Jake : "Hey, I met Bianca yesterday"
Henry: "Ow shit! was it awkward ?"
Jake : "Yeah man, all VFCS talk! hows everybody at home, hows work going on and all that crap!"