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Comment on Maximum Daily Allowance by s t

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 09:51:57 +0000

thank you. Interesting



Comment on Spell That? by Rich

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:54:57 +0000

I totally get the telepathy part. Back when I worked at Jewel, I was really good at translating weird descriptions (sometimes in broken English) into what the person wanted. My greatest feat happened when I came upon an Osco person struggling to help a woman on the grocery side. I asked if I could help, and the customer said something like, "I'm looking for those things, I can't remember what they're called, but they go by the sink." I said, "Oh, I don't know what they're called either, but come with me." As I led her off to the HandiWipes, the Osco lady just watched, dumbstruck, as we walked away.



Comment on Spell That? by librariannihilation

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:22:43 +0000

I'll be honest - the vagueness both annoys and pleasantly challenges me. Sometimes people can't help but vague it up, but it's all the more impressive to be able to find the right answer based on hardly any real information at all. I think of it as telepathy practice. :p



Comment on Spell That? by Mark Ordonez

Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:30:11 +0000

Why is it so hard for people to get some simple details down before they ask vague questions?



Comment on Reflections On Unshared Questions… by Susie

Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:17:18 +0000

The stuff that people come to you with...



Comment on Human Cannon Balls by Joe

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:16:43 +0000

For the record, I find The Straight Dope to be a very reliable source. Also entertaining. I've been reading it for years.



Comment on Zipping Through the Crawford Ranch Code by Mark

Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:48:10 +0000

It may also be difficult to pinpoint the actual ZIP code because I believe the White House, Camp David, the Crawford ranch, and other places the President may receive post at have multiple ZIP codes. One of those ZIP codes is a special ZIP code known only to personal contacts so that mail and packages can get routed differently before they reach the President and the First Family. Of course, this could all be rumor and speculation found in some piece of fiction somewhere. At least one person on the Snopes forum thinks this is how it's done.



Comment on Polls & Statistics by Al

Tue, 21 Oct 2008 01:24:35 +0000

For the record, the above allison is not me. Anyway, this is a very comprehensive and incredibly useful post. Thanks!



Comment on Polls & Statistics by librariannihilation

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:24:20 +0000

The above comment is obvious shilling, but potentially usable.



Comment on Polls & Statistics by Allison

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 13:39:05 +0000

Hi there, Thanks for posting about opinion polls and stem cell research. I wanted to offer another resource for poll data by Research!America. A 2005 poll with Parade magazine showed that the majority of Americans supported embryonic stem cell research. You can check out the details of the poll here