I would like to repond to people claiming that hispanics are taking jobs that other Americans want by quoting a study I heard about last year. According to that study, something like 30,000 people responded to an advertisement for an actual job but when they found out what the conditions actually were, only the hispanics [...]
I’ve done a little research and haven’t found the answer to my question, so please help. Where do all the bar/alcohol terms we use come from (like straight, neat, on the rocks…)? And more importantly, are you a rube if you still use them or a rube if you don’t?
Neat?! Who are you, Sinatra? [...]
Dear Answer Person,
I’ve decided to quit the Duke library system – but not the AP site – cold turkey. I have a little money saved, and I’m going to just take a few years off from “working” and instead learn an instrument. Why not retire when I’m young, and work when I’m old? My [...]
How come popular culture (especially, but not only “political”) stuff gives this sense that any minute now, the world will be either fixed or destroyed? Elect whoever and the world will end – or be saved. Watch the liberal or conservative “show” and contribute to the imminent…what? All these things make you think the world [...]
Why don’t people hold doors? [3569B]
[written in answer space: I do]
I do, too, Secret Scribbler. But I’m afraid we’re the only two who do. The short answer is self-absorption.
What are you going to do with all that junk, all that junk inside that trunk? [3574A]
[written in answer space: ima get get get get get you drunk]
Thanks for your assistance, Scribbler. But don’t forget work; She’s gonna make make make you work. OK, I was going to launch into a vituperation on [...]
What is your favorite Wes Anderson film? [3576A]
I’d have to say The Darjeeling Limited, although I dig the soundtrack for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Hooray for Mark Mothersbaugh!).
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