the straight dope
July 22, 2006 1 Comment
My father recently encountered the Chicago lyrics, “25 or 6 to 4,” and was baffled: “… I just don’t get it: 25 or 6 to 4? What’s the reference? What’s the ambiguity? It suggests NOTHING to me.”
So I pointed him to Cecil Adams and The Straight Dope, only to discover that he’d found the same answer at the same source. I like The Straight Dope, although I never seek it out. I just keep coming across it accidentally.
It’s because of Cecil Adams that I am treating my current cold with Sudafed, rather than following my Rousseauvian upbringing and trusting Nature to do Her thing.
Turns out Mr. Adams knows a thing or two about monetary theory, as well: