That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau
Question #27274 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Howdy y'all. I recently asked a question about buffalo meat (Board Question #27276) and was provided with internet addresses. That's well and good, but I would like to find buffalo meat already packaged in a grocery store of some kind in this area. I've heard advertisements on the radio from Fred Meyer saying they have the stuff, but is there one of those stores around here? Or, is there another similar place that sells the stuff around here?
-Cravin' Buffalo

A: Dear 100 Hour Board,

In response to the Buffalo Meat question, both Fred Meyer and Harmon's carry buffalo meat from time to time. Try asking someone in their meat department.

-Knut the Carnivore
Question #27273 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Okay, if the reason girls have to wear the provided shorts whilst working out at the RB is so they are modest, why can't girls wear their own pants? They are way more modest than the provided shorts. I'm confused as to the logic of this argument.
Once again, One Buff Chica

A: Dear buff Chica,
Who said there was logic in the policy? It's not the 100 Hour Board's policy, it's the PE department's. It should be little surprise that the department is long on brawn and low on brains. You can argue with them about it if you want, but don't expect it to do much good. And you can quote me on that, because they'll never find me.
-Der Berliner
Question #27272 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why are there one-way doors on the back of the Harold B. Lee Library?
-That One Guy

A: Dear That One Guy,
I am not exactly sure about which doors you are referring to. As you probably know, there is only one public entrance/exit to the library. Any other door is an emergency exit or something that leads to another area. At the south end of the third floor of the library, there are doors that lead to the Center for Instructional Design (so despite what those cool information desk people tell you, there is a way to get through the library to the south annex rooms). However, it is not meant for public access, so don't get any ideas. I am rambling here...if I've answered your question, hooray. If not, resubmit and be a little more specific. They are lots of doors in the library.
-She Who Must Not Be Named
Question #27271 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I have been looking through the course catalog for web design or web development (programming) courses, but I have had very little luck. Is there a major for web design? Computer Science falls laughably short when it comes to the internet. I am not extremely interested in making software or video games.
-Novice Web Designer

A: Dear Web Designer,
Well, Computer Science is probably your best choice of major, since that is where the "web" came from. But you're right-they're not about web design. They're about understanding the computing principles on which all computers operate. If you feel like you can handle all the extra information, that's the major for you.

If you want something more like Graphic Design, that's a major which definitely gets hired in web design. You see, the problem is, you can be hired as a Web Designer without even a college degree. And you can get fired just as easily when the market turns down. College degrees, from my point of view, are not areas of specialization as much as they are descriptions of advanced skills. And I define "advanced" as requiring thinking skills that are cross-disciplinary, research-quality, and proven in the academic field to be worthwhile.

This would be the sort of speech your academic advisement counselor should be giving you. The Computer Science Advisement Center ( is in N179 ESC, 422-6270, open M-F 8:00am-5:00pm, or you can e-mail them at

Best of luck!
Question #27270 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
In what year was R-Hall constructed?
-The Collective Voice of the R-Hallians

A: Dear Borg-Wannabees,
R-Hall was constructed between 1963 and 1965; the exact year is not specific since it was under construction during more than one calendar year. We suggest taking 1964 as the precise "year of construction."
~Les Frogs
Question #27269 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

=Dear 100 Hour Board,
Where can I find the soundtrack to Starlight Express before they cut out CB?
-broadway fan

A: Dear Fan, sells the original 1984 Broadway cast recording on CD for about
Question #27268 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
In football, what is a blitz? What is holding?
Thanks, Uninformed football fan

A: Dear Football fan,
You really are uninformed! The term "blitz" is German, meaning "lightning." It was used in the phrase "blitzkrieg" (lightning war) during WWII to describe the German's "lightning" air attacks. Football has borrowed this term and abbreviated it to refer to its own lightning (unexpected) attacks on the quarterback by the defensive backs in an attempt to sack (er, tackle) him. Holding is a foul on fans who display excessive amounts of PDAs. Or perhaps it's just a foul on a player for illegal use of hands to impede an opponent's movements.
-Big D
Question #27267 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I know that the carrels in the law library are individually assigned to each law student. Is there anyplace for a non-law student to study if they are using the books in the library?
-eagerly awaiting an answer

A: Dear Eagerly,
Well, you can't get your own study carrel, but you are welcome to study at the many chairs and tables in the library.
-Bob the Tomato
Question #27266 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I, like many BYU students, am poor and supplement my income by selling my plasma. I have noticed that some can finish their plasma visits much quicker than others. What factors influence how fast it goes and what tips can I get to do it faster?

A: Dear Anonymous,
The process of plasma donation can be quite time-consuming and, for the thrifty college student, an excellent way to sell their body for a little extra dinero in the pocket. (Pardon my Spanish). As many of you are aware, the first time you go in to sell your plasma it may take upwards of four hours due to all the necessary screenings, physicals, and paperwork that must be accomplished to assure that the plasma received is of the utmost of quality. Subsequent visits usually last approximately an hour and their duration can be affected by simply following a healthy living standard.

We know that plasma is the liquid portion of your blood and it contains many different proteins and such that are essential to our bodies functions (we get the blood cells back when we donate). Since it is the liquid portion of our blood, it ends up with a lot of the stuff we eat, drink, or otherwise take into our bodies. The process of donation goes much quicker if we have stayed away from fatty foods, caffeine in any form, and alcohol. Caffeine and alcohol both dehydrate our bodies to a certain degree, which can slow down the process. Accordingly, you should be well rested and well hydrated when you go to donate, as this will help to keep the process going smoothly. In essence, eat your greens, drink plenty of water, and stay away from McDonalds!
-Cereal Guy
Question #27265 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Hypothetically, what would happen if the cashier at the Creamery on Ninth pushed the panic button? (This is a serious question - not the grocery-conveyor button, the police button. If they deny that it exists, watch out for men in suits about ninety seconds later...)
-Heritage Hall of Fame

A: Dear Hall of Famer.
Well, I'll have you know that it's very VERY easy to get two female employees of the Creamery extremely nervous when a person of my character goes asking questions about their security system. It took about 5 minutes before they were about to actually PUSH the button-not as a demonstration, but to haul me out of there. Is it really that weird to be asking the logistics of a store's security system?'s the details from an employee and what seemed to be her manager:

There are approximately 6 "panic" buttons located throughout the store. There are ones located primarily at the check-out counters, but of course they are also in other strategic locations within the vicinity (I put my money on one behind the Chex cereal...nobody ever looks there). The clerk, in a more frenzied comment, hinted that "I may even be standing underneath a panic button" indicating that perhaps there were surveillance units ongoing with a third-party monitoring what I and the rest of the patrons were doing and ready to push a behind-the-scenes button should anything happen. Oh, and the button is NOT located on the's below it. She started to tell me about it before her manager stopped her and started getting suspicious about how much information to give me. Why? I have no clue. The other stuff I wrung out of them was that it takes 3-5 minutes for the police to CALL-that's right, readers-CALL. They don't even show up before they double-check to make sure that it's a serious 'panic'. That will delay their arrival. Plus, it's the actual Provo Police Dept. and not BYU Campus Police that respond. I guess that factors into the response time also (considering the coincidence of location). Oh, and there are NO men in suits. That's superstition. They actually are wearing police uniforms and carry night sticks and a moderate side arm.
Question #27249 posted on 11/08/2002 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
I have questions about the street lights (sidewalk lights?) on campus. You know, the ones that are spherical plastic with the lower half clear? When were they first installed? Who designed and manufactured them? In the process of maintenance, how often do their parts need replacing? Knowing that there seems to be a schedule for building replacement, remodeling, etc., is there a scheduled time-table for the replacement of those lights with ones of a wholly different design?
-clinton king

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why are the street lights out along 150 North, right by the Brick Oven and the Tennis Courts? And who needs to be contacted to fix this problem?
-afraid of the dark

A: Dear Clinton King,
I had to dig through the secret past of BYU to find out about this one, but the truth has been revealed. Those objects you refer to as lights are not in fact lights at all. One dark summer night approximately five years ago, these tall objects appeared along most of the walkways around BYU campus and the surrounding area. That same night the police were flooded with calls of strange objects floating in the sky. At the time of the incident, rumors ran rampant across campus about the origins of these tall objects. Some speculated that it was part of the Second Coming, although they were quickly laughed off by most of campus. Some thought that it was some sort of large-scale prank perpetrated by students of some rival university, but this idea was scoffed at just as the first. But just like every other scandal at BYU, it was quickly forgotten and now everyone just assumes that they're lights when they come to campus. The university has chosen to encourage this idea, and they even placed brackets on the poles of these "lights" to hang BYU flags, thus promoting the deception. BYU maintenance has inspected these objects, and they cannot find any obvious power source. They don't seem to run off electricity, and they never need to be maintained or repaired. Occasionally some are not lit, but it is part of some larger pattern that some think is a guiding system for landing craft somewhere in the whereabouts of Area 51 in New Mexico. That's all we have been able to find out about these strange objects, but you can just keep on calling them lights.

P.S. You deserved this answer. Ask a stupid question . . .
A: ear Oscuriphibic,
Those lights are out because the bulbs in them are no longer working properly. You may have noticed, but they aren't out all the time; instead they flicker, go out, and then take a long period to get the sodium vapor inside back to the correct ionization. To remedy this, I would try the Provo city street maintenance office at 852-6704. Until they fix it, which may take years, I would suggest calling 432-2222.