Those stubby little pencils that all reference and circulation desks give out. They used the same kind when I was in college 3-5 years ago. What are they called? What is their history? How many does Duke buy per year? [3597C]
[written in answer space: “History–I have seen this type of pencil used for score cards at most golf courses”]
[written in original hand: “Interesting. But did libraries come first?”]
Duke only buys one very, very long one each year and staff cut it into “stubby little pencils” (both technical name and accepted vernacular). It’s brought in on a series of flat bed trucks, usually in late July, and dis(as)sembled and sharpened at Wallace Wade Stadium.
what is my girlfriends name?
You should change to a fancier font. Arial just doesn’t cut it. [3580C]
[written in other hand: Agreed. Arial sucks. If you must, at least use Helvetica.]
That seems a bit harsh, Secret Scribbler. Sans serif fonts generally get a bad rap for their lack of flair. That said, if you had to look at Goudy Stout all the time, you’d probably get sick of that too. Also, we’re limited by the somewhat primitive program we use for the online version.
How does one capture a feral feline? [3571B]
[written in answer space: with a feral net]
Strip down, slather yourself with bacon grease, and lie in the middle of Chapel Quad. You’ll get all the attention you desire and more.
What happened to Michael Kennedy (grad student)??? He was awesome. [3563B]
Google him, then you’ll know if he’s still awesome!
Which name is cooler, Wonjo or Woojou? [3567C]
Neither really trips off the tongue. You could try them on for size with your friends, but nicknames that don’t develop organically tend not to stick.
What’s my name? [3567A]
[written in answer space: Who cares?]
Check your driver’s license. Absent that, your monogrammed dress shirt might provide some clues.
Where did all the cats come from? [3555B]
All the cats come from all the momma cats, silly. You should know that by now.
Who actually answers the stupid questions? And why not answer a question with a question? [3550C]
[written in answer space: I don’t know, do you?
Haven’t you heard? There are no stupid questions, only stoopid Answer Persons!