the straight dope

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:


One Response to the straight dope

  1. I pointed to some other Straight Dope items of interest < HREF="" REL="nofollow">here<>, (including an excellent one on the Second Amendment).

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