There is no music in hell, for all good music belongs to heaven. ~Brigham Young
Question #23088 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

In regards to question #22981, I'm pretty sure the person was talking about Mike Schlappi. I went to school with his younger brother Tyler, and Tyler would have gone on his mission from about 2001-2003. Anyhow, hopefully this can answer that person's question. Here is Mike's website:
http://www.mikeschlappi.com/

- happy to help

Question #23085 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

It's no surprise to those who know me, and likely a surprise that there exists a writer named Latro to most of you, but the time has come for me to officially retire.

It has been a wonderful ride. I would not have made it through had it not been for the wonderful writers and readers of the 100 Hour Board. Though BYUSA tried to take away my faith in humanity and goodness at this school (those godless visigoths), it was unerringly restored by this community of nonpareil e-denizens. Thank you.

In case you're at all interested, I only ever wrote under one other pseudonym: The Obfuscator. He also says goodbye:
"Impassionately endeared by the comity of our bonny and alembicated hamlet, I bemoan the infelicitous exigency of egression. Gramercy, and adieu." => The Obfuscator

latrothebrigand at gmail

::: Latro :::

Question #23081 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Concerning Board Question #22987...

Geoffery Chaucer (who died in 1400) gives us the first reference of Valentine's Day being associated with love in his "Parliament of Fowles."

- Questioning (and this time answering, too!)

Question #23037 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

This may sound a little childish but rumors have pierced my ears that disneyland is closing down "It's a Small World" attaction because of racism! In my opinion that should be illegal. But you see I cannot seem to find any information on its closure. Please oh thy magnificent 100 Hour Board knights, help me to find a way to save "It's a Small World"!!!

- A great fan of Disneyland

A: Dear Great Fan,

I've searched high and low, and I haven't found any information about that, either. This leads me to wonder...one of the most famous theme park rides in history...constant jokes about the "racism" of the ride...no news anywhere online about it (not even rumors)...

You're probably just hearing another rumor, and I wouldn't worry about it. I would think that if they were closing it, especially because of racism, you would hear at least a few mentions of this on the news. In fact, it reopened in March of 2005 after renovations, so it seems a bit odd to close it down now. In other words, don't sweat it.

- Xanadu
Question #23035 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

For those of you who have significant others, what are your plans for St. V's day?

- St. Patty

A: Dear St. Patty,

Nothing.

-the pirates (who don't do anything)
A: Dear St. Patty,

I plan on getting kissed and told I'm pretty. At least, that is, if my certain someone can follow directions.

-Petra
A: Dear St. Patty:

Sigh. Nothing.

No hoorayness. :)


Mojoschmoe
A: Dear St. Patty,

Oh wait...

[skips question]

- Lavish
A: Dear Confused Holiday Saint,

I don't know because I'm the girl. Mr. Nike is doing most of the planning. :-)

Nike
A: Dear Saint Patrick,

I've never been dating anyone on a Valentine's Day before, so this is a bit of a new experience for me, but to me, the holiday (such as it is) doesn't need to be about going all out for your significant other. In fact, to me, that's not what love is all about. Something simple can say "I love you" just as easily as something extravagant can, and sometimes it can do so even more effectively.

So I plan on doing something simple and low-key. That's the way I am, anyhow. I excel at being cute...or, at least, so I'm told. If you can only do one thing, you may as well do it well.

- Optimistic.
A: Dear St. Patty,

We're going to the same place for dinner that we went last year for Valentine's Day when we were dating, which I thought was a good move. :)

- Xanadu
Question #23034 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear spanish speakers of the 100 Hour Board,

The part in Shrek 2 where Puss in Boots gets knocked off Donkey after shrek steals the guys clothes, he starts saying things in what is hopefully spanish. I am wondering if any of you can give me a translation. Thank you!

- The Chandler down the street

A: My Dearest Friend Down the Street,

You are in luck, Puss-in-Boots does utter a phrase in Spanish, and I just happen to know Spanish. In Shrek 2 at about 56 minutes and 14 seconds he says something like (it is hard to tell exactly because the fade-in of music):
Spanish: ¡Eh tu, pedazo de carne con patas, como te atreves a hacerme esto!

English: Hey, you piece of meat with legs, how dare you do this to me!

-The Right Reverend Rusky Roo
Question #23032 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board, (part 2 of 2)

My friend's wisdom teeth are paining her, and are growing in crooked. She thinks she needs to get them removed, but has never had them removed before. What's the drill? Should she go straight to a surgeon, or does she have to pick a dentist and talk about it first?

- Benny's Ex-Roommate

A: Dear Benny's Ex-Roommate,

The thing about wisdom teeth is, most people only have them removed once. They don't really come back, except in certain freak-of-nature cases. So her not having had them removed before pretty much puts her in the position of everyone who gets theirs out.

I had mine taken out by my dentist, who I think did a fabulous job, and gave me really great drugs afterwards. If your friend goes to an oral surgeon, they'll knock her out entirely rather than just using novocaine, which makes the whole process a lot less disconcerting I'm sure, but also increases the recovery time. But either an oral surgeon or a dentist can do the x-rays, so she can take her pick of whom to talk to first, last, or at all.

Also, tell her to be sure she gets both an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory prescription and to start taking them several days before she has the teeth removed; taking the drugs before the procedure will decrease the amount her mouth swells (and therefore the amount that you, as her friend, get to call her endearing names like "Roadkill Cheeks") and reduce her chances of infection.

So here's hoping she gets some codeine-coated something out of it . . .

-A. A. Melyngoch
A: Dear Melyngoch,

Myself, I always preferred "Chipmunk Cheeks." And then, after I got an infection on one side that caused even more massive and hideous swelling, "Chipmunk Cheek" was the most accurate description.

And as for you, Benny's Ex-Roommate, I had my wisdom teeth taken out by a surgeon and highly recommend it: the recovery time, for me, was roughly an hour or two of heavy napping, and I greatly appreciated total unconsciousness rather than local anesthesia during surgery.

Best of luck to your friend.

-Petra

PS: What's the drill? I get it! That's clever!
Question #23029 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why does Horatio seem to be the only one that answers political questions? Are the rest not willing to take on the challenge?

- First Tenor

A: Dear First Tenor,

Good observation and absolutely valid.
I really ought to answer more given that my undergraduate, graduate, and future schooling are all politics/law/public sector-based. I can only speak for myself on this one, given that there are other politic-ish people on the Board but Horatio answers questions pretty quickly, for one. For two, his answers are remarkably researched and well thought-out. For three, I agree with the vast majority of what he says. For four, and this one is hard for me to admit, I don't want to be the one to follow his great answers. I'm afraid it would read like "Yeah...what he said...but lamer." Thanks for your question, I'm going to have to start stepping up.

-la bamba
A: Dear First Tenor,

Because I'm always right... of course!*

That is all.

Horatio




* This statement contains forward-looking ideas that depend on future performance. Certain industry changes may or may not affect the potential outcomes of such future situations. Horatio is not responsible for the absolute truth or untruth of the aforementioned statement. Plus, he hopes that the people who really want to think he is humble will look down here and see the perfectly normal--albeit opinionated--guy who is hiding behind flowery language. Besides, if la bamba starts weighing in... boy am I in trouble.
A: Dear First Tenor,

It's not that others of us don't know anything about politics or that we don't want to answer. Politics is simply Horatio's area of expertise. You may notice that I tend to answer most of the questions about U.S. history, although there are markedly fewer of those than there are political questions. It's not that no one else on the Board knows anything about U.S. history, or even that there aren't any other history majors on the Board (two others, by my last count), but it's just what I do. I see no reason to intrude on Horatio, especially when he does such an excellent job answering political questions.

It's a matter of respect, really.

- Optimistic.
Question #23027 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

How much do I have to earn to be required to report it to the government? I am asking because I had a very unproductive summer (funds wise) and only earned about $1000 for all of last year. None of this has been reported yet. Do I still have to fill out a taxes form for such a small amount? I happen to know that this is WAY below the 'poverty' line.

- Fredjikrang

A: Dear Fredjikrang,

Even if I'm procrastinating doing my taxes I'll answer this question

The IRS website provides a list of all those who will be required to file taxes.

If you're an unmarried dependent, you must file if
You must file a return if any of the following apply.
1. Your unearned income was more than $800.
2. Your earned income was more than $5,000.
3. Your gross income was more than the larger of
a. $800, or
b. Your earned income (up to $4,750) plus $250.
If you're considered self-employed you'll need to file if
You had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. (See Schedule SE (Form 1040) and its instructions.)
If you're married
You must file a return if any of the following apply.
1. Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions.
2. Your unearned income was more than $800.
3. Your earned income was more than $5,000.
4. Your gross income was more than the larger of
a. $800, or
b. Your earned income (up to $4,750) plus $250.
You'll want to file if:
1. You had income tax withheld from your pay.
2. You qualify for the earned income credit.
3. You qualify for the additional child tax credit.

By the way, I know it doesn't apply in this case but, if your gross income is more than $3,200 you usually cannot be claimed as a dependent.

Please do remember the whole "don't shoot the messanger" thing and I'm not a CPA.

- Lavish
Question #23025 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Board Question #22926.

Yeah, random. In case any of you writers were wondering, that wasn't me. What are the odds though of two people using then alias Serendipity and being curious of the possibilities of cracking Board identities? Definitely strange, but I wouldn't ask that question after...well...you know.

-The orginal Serendipity (at least I'm pretty dang sure)

A: Dear Serendipity,

I did wonder . . .

- Katya
Question #23024 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear Homestarrunner gurus,

So, I saw an e-mail once in which Strong Bad interviews Homestar and at one point, Homestar says something like, "Well, if you look at my resume..." What e-mail was that and where can I watch it?

- Miss Clover

A: Dear Miss Clover,

I think what you are looking for is not one of the emails but the short called "The Interview". You can find it at http://www.homestarrunner.com/interview.html.

Quandary
A: Dear Quandry,

Dost thou watch homestarrunner often?

-Random Uselessness
Question #23021 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some bad ways to deal with unrequited love?

- Nepenthe

A: Nepenthe,

My favorite will always be a Dilbert classic. Send a note pinned to a *note, reader discretion is advised* dead woodchuck which says: "Unlike this woodchuck, my love for you will never die."

Then sign your name . . .

Of course, if a person did this, he or she would be locked away in prison for some crime or another (PETA will have their day ;-))

-Writer Anon
A: Dear Nepenthe,

Stalking, harrassment, obsessing, telling yourself you'll never be happy, forcing yourself to stay friends with them even though it eats you up every time you see them, trying to poison them, trying to ruin their life . . .

You get the idea. (It's scary how quickly I came up with those.)

- Katya
A: Dear Nep,

Becoming best friends with the ice cream counter at the Creamery.

Nike
A: Dear Nepenthe,

Read lots of early modern sonnets on the topic. They'll convince you that you're long-suffering and noble in your pitiful state of rejection, and encourage you to wither away slowly but dramatically and ultimately die of consumption, if possible.

(Oh, and I thought the ice cream counter idea was actually a good way to deal with it . . .)

-A. A. Melyngoch
A: Dear Nepenthe,

This reminds me of Animanics and their "Good Idea/Bad Idea" segments.

Bad Ideas
Ruminate. "What if I hadn?t..." "Why didn't I..." "I should have..." "He/she probably..."
Sign their email address up for things all over the internet. Ugh. Spam.
Hire a hit man. If you can't live with them, nobody can.
Make a voodoo doll. That'll show 'em.
Spread rumors. If you're looking for something more middle school-ish, this is the way to go. Make sure they're almost believable.
Call their best friend/siblings/roommate and make them listen to why you and so-and-so are so perfect for each other.
Get into another relationship as quickly as possible. Make sure that the first person knows that you are really happy with the second. Hmph.
Mope. If nobody wants to be around you while you're moping, wonder why everyone hates you.

There's also the "Stalking Song" from Inside-Out . My mom was even kind enough to type the lyrics up for me since they wouldn't load on my computer. It's to the tune of "Happy Together."

Stalking Song

Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl I stalk both day and night
So happy together

I dated you for just a week,
You dumped me and I cried real hard, and still can't sleep,
So now I'm going to force you to come back to me
So happy together

(Chorus)
I can see me staking nobody but you
For all your life
When you're with me, baby, the skies will be blue
For all my life

I call you up at 2 a.m.
I wake you and hang up the phone, and do it again
That's what you get for going out with other men
So happy together

(Chorus)

I see you, you don't see me-
I'm hidden with me telephoto lens up in the tree
You're walking and you look around suspiciously,
So happy together

I've got your cat, don't be alarmed,
As long as you come talk to me, he won't be harmed
We'll go and get a bite to eat, I'll come unarmed
So happy together

Forever and ever
So happy together


Funny that we're all better at coming up with bad ideas than good ideas.

- Lavish
Question #23020 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What are some good ways to deal with unrequited love?

- Nepenthe

A: Dear Nepenthe,

NCMO. And scads of chocolate. And a life-size pinup of Colin Firth.

~L'Afro
A: Dear Nepenthe,

Chocolate, sad music & movies (in a cathartic sort of way), good friends, more chocolate . . .

- Katya
Question #23019 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Somehow, when I was younger, I had it drilled into my mind that learning more advanced math was important because it taught you how to think. (Those physics weirdos actually use it?) Do you agree with this idea? Do you think/know if people who are not exposed to much math actually think differently than people who are? Both opinions and facts are welcome.

-Just Wondering

A: Dear Just Wondering,

Yes. In fact, having been exposed to a lot of advanced math, I can confidently state that I am the most intelligent person in the world.

But more seriously, I think taking higher math classes does change the way you think, at least to some extent. The main reason is because many of these classes are based on mathematical proofs. Now, I don't know how much you know about proofs, but basically, you have to start with a bunch of things you know and figure out how they together imply something you do not know. It is a very precise system with little room for ambiguity.

So, at least for me personally, this more logic-oriented way of thinking has affected my non-mathematical thinking. That is, if I am going to accept something as true, I often want to know how it follows from other things I know to be true. In other words, it's sometimes more difficult to accept statements at face value without proof.

On the other hand, this kind of thinking applied to human relationships does not work at all. Frankly, the things other people do are often very illogical, and trying to discover rational reasons is almost doomed for failure. It also won't help you build a relationship (whether a romantic relationship or just a friendship). People don't want to be treated like a math problem, for obvious reasons.

So, it's sometimes a difficult thing, trying to balance logical views of the world with emotional views of human relationships. I think studying math does help with the former to some degree, but not the latter. Of course, according to "A Beautiful Mind", "It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logical reasons can be found." I'll leave you to think about that one.

Quandary
A: Dear Just Wondering,

I think that advanced math teaches you one way to think. I can't say that it teaches you how to think, because I've known people who were very good at math and were still, in my opinion, idiots in other respects. Mathematics definitely gives you a good logical background, and I'd have to say that basic math skills are invaluable in daily life.

However, I think that "people who study X think diferently from others" might be said about many disciplines. English majors have strong rhetorical writing skills -- they can pull arguments apart and point out illogicalities or unsupported points. Graphic design majors have very strong spacial design skills -- they can make things look better by knowing about color, balance, "white space" and other often unnoticed apsects of the trade. Poly sci and history majors understand the complicated relationships between seemingly unrelated events, and how they influence each other and change the shape of everyday life.

Even professionals in closely related fields can have very different approaches to life. Ask any mathematician, physicist or astronomer if the others approach life differently, and you'll get an earful of anecdotes and jokes. (Did you ever hear the one about the sheep in Scotland?)

I will say that math is set apart from many of these other fields because strong math skills often lead to better paying jobs (engineering, computer science, accounting) and because, in my opinion, many people are unnecessarily afraid of math or dismissive of their own mathematical abilities. (In a supply and demand economy, the latter may very well be causing the former.)

So I think that higher math education does make you think differently, but that that might be said about many academic areas. (And everyone thinks their own is the most important!)

- Katya
Question #23018 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board--You guys are great!

What was your most romantic/fun/memorable Valentine's Day? From your experience, what are some things to be avoided on this lover's day?

-Singles' Awareness Day is coming....

A: Dear SAD is coming,

Mine was probably V-Day 2004, when I met my husband for the first time. We met at work that day and on his break, he went and bought me a rose. Sold me right away! :-)

Things to be avoided? An excess (note I said EXCESS) of any of the following:

a. Chocolate
b. Chinese take-out
c. Sobfest girl movies
d. Other girls who are likewise sob-induced.

A combination of the above or too much of any of it just might make you crazy. Get out and go for a run or something!

In any case, have a good day and send lots of valentines!

Nike
A: Dear SAD,

One year I had a boyfriend that made me candlelit dinner. It was so sweet. He wasn't much of a cook but he had his mom show him how to make everything and then he did it himself. I think we were like? 18 and 19 at the time. I loved it because he went out of his way to get things he knew I would like. Afterwards we just watched a movie. It was nothing over the top but it was nice.

Things to Avoid
1. Forgetting (if you have a significant other).
2. Waiting for hours in the lobby of a restaurant.
3. Going so all out that you hate Valentine's Day. When it gets to the point that you're stressing about Valentine's Day so much that you can't even enjoy it, you're missing the point of the holiday.

I think it's more about the little things and the romance than the cost and hassle. That's not to say I wouldn't enjoy a romantic horse drawn carriage ride in Paris?

- Lavish
A: Dear SAD but thinks we're great!,

Maybe the one year I had just broken up with my boyfriend and . . .

No, wait, the other year I had just broken up with . . .

. . . and then there was three years ago, when I'd just broken up with my boyfriend . . .

Umm, maybe avoid having broken up with someone a week earlier?

-A. A. Melyngoch, who plans to celebrate this year's V-Day to the skies, mostly because she hasn't broken up with anyone recently, which makes it kind of a cute sort of day, instead of a lung-ripping sort of day; she might even wear all pink.
A: Dear SadiC,

Two years ago, my boyfriend at the time took me out to see a musical, dinner-theatre style. While he was at it, he bought me a set of rather expensive makeup brushes that I was looking for and bought me two dozen roses, half red and half white. I remember specifically getting my hair done, dressing up in an incredibly gorgeous dress that was his favorite color, and snuggling happily at the theatre with good food, etc. It was fun dressing up and pretending to be "all that" for a night.

I also recommend avoiding the stuff that Nike said, excepting that I love Chinese take-out and never eat it, so... Wouldn't mind that. Also avoid attempting "second-mistletoe" (mistletoe left over that someone is pathetically attempting to use to get some action) with anyone or stupid Valentine's Day parties that are awkwardly meant to hook people up. ICK!

So, a LITTLE chocolate goes a long way, especially is it's foreign or Ferrero Rocher, and ... well, this year I plan to send a long-distance Valentine to a friend back in DC, and then listen him talk about how much he wants to kiss me. (*grins*) He never has; for now, it's just a running fun thing.

Otherwise, things to do:
a) Tell your mother that you love her. When my Mom was alive, I used to call her for Valentine's Day, her birthday, and Mother's Day, and sing, "I just called to say I love you" to her over the phone.
b) Try to help anyone who's feeling sad feel better.
c) Make pot roast. Almost anything in the world feels better when there is a little bit of food cooking happily away for another meal at another time. Just don't burn it up!

The Nostalgic and Slightly Love-Struck,
Lady Last Line
Question #23017 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do those paper toilet-seat-covers dispensed in public restrooms really do anything towards sanitation? They seem wimpy, but I always feel safer with them than without them. Does anyone else think it's gross that BYU does not provide these? (I still line the seat with TP.)

-I believe one needs a certain amount of sanitation to maintain sanity.

A: Dear Fellow Germ-o-phobe,

I don't like germs, but I live amongst them. There must be some sort of peaceful coexsistence at least, because some germs do good things, like help digest food, or crowd out other more harmful germs on your skin. So germs aren't all bad...

Here is some info I found out about toilet seats - Yes. They do cary germs, but I think you might want to look at this article here before you think too much about the toilet seat, you may want to think about something even dirtier. What? you ask... It's that thing that you use to scroll down through this text, and the thing I myself am using to type this response. That's right, the keyboard and the mouse are grosser than most toilet seats. (after the phone. GROSS!)

Think about it, how many times a day do the bathrooms get cleaned? At least once, maybe twice sometimes. How often do you wipe off your mouse or your keyboard, how often do you surf the net with a napkin protecting your preciaous fingers? That's the clincher... Here it is quoted from teh above linked article...
A recent study done by Clorox aimed to find the most germ-ridden surfaces in the workplace. The surface would be a "high-touch" area, meaning it was touched frequently by workers nearly all day long. Remarkably, toilet seats were found to be one of the cleaner surfaces, but telephones and computer keyboards were found to be some of the most filthy.

There are several obvious factors at play here. The more often something is touched, the more germs it collects. On a busy work day it was found that the average employee is touching ten items per minute. Also, janitors are expected to clean toilets regularly, but are often asked not to disturb workspaces. The study found that bacteria can grow 19 to 31% a day in a workstation if nothing is done. Employees who frequently wipe down their areas with anti-bacterial products were found to reduce the bacteria count 99.9% in two days' time.

The study was conducted in Tucson, San Francisco, New York, and Tampa. Tucson was found to have the cleanest desks, and New York was found to have the dirtiest. The researchers believe Tucson's desert climate is not as inviting to bacteria. The most germ-ridden surface in Tucson was, in fact, the water fountain handle, demonstrating that moisture is an important factor. Clorox also speculates that in "busier" cities employees are more likely to eat in their workplace, which increases the risk of bacteria spreading.

The dirtiest areas in the workplace were telephones, but fax machines, water fountain handles, microwave door handles, and computer keyboards were not far behind in the 7,000 items sampled in the survey. Scott Harper, environmental health and safety director for Pima Community College concludes:

I don't want to create a paranoia about touching anything, but we can go a long ways to increase awareness about the benefits of washing your hands or wiping down your desk.


Solution, regardless of where you are, the condition of the toilet, etc. WASH YOUR HANDS. That is the #1 CDC recommended way to prevent transmission of infection. Person to person is the riskiest form of contact and is the most infectious. When was the last time you had someone shake your hand through a paper napkin? So no worries about the toilet seat, that's kid's stuff.

While I do not line the toilets with TP, I do use the paper liners when available. However, I have observed the cleaning standards at BYU and am rather impressed. When a toilet is at least in good appearance and condition, I can trust that it has been cleaned even to my satisfaction. When a toilet appears dirty, then I know to use a different one, but that isn't usually the custodial group's fault, it is that of a student who doesn't know how to maintain the clean state in which werf found the toilet in. I do understand, though, your concern. Hopefully I haven't scarred you for life and the you will not have to go out and buy a voice activated computer to avoid needing a mouse and keyboard to surf the 100 Hour Board...

Have Fun Storming the Castle,
-Il Guanaco
A: Dear Guanaco,

Gross, I am wiping off my keyboard and mouse AND phone with sani-wipes every week from now on... Blech.

-Random Uselessness
Question #23015 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's with the sudden surge of interest in Peircian Semiotics? Is there a test coming up in a linguistics class?

-Questioning

A: Dear aren't we all,

Maybe they were in response to Board Question #22353, in which I evoked the theory without really explaining it.

- Katya
A: Dear Questioning,

I think it might also be because of Board Question #22764. In that response, I mentioned that Optimistic taught me about Peircian Semiotics. That posted 02/03/2006 which is the same day that both questions about Peircian Semiotics (Board Question #22916 and Board Question #22929) were asked.

- Lavish
A: Dear Lavish,

Ah, good point. Probably more people read your answer than slogged through mine.

- Katya
Question #23014 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If two people were buried alive in a tomb, would they die from starvation, suffectaion, or something else? How painful would this death be, or would they just be completely out of it by the time they died?

- Aida

A: Dear Aida,

Well, it would depend on how much air was available to them in the tomb. If there is no air available, the people will likely die within 10-15 minutes from asphyxiation. Death by asphyxiation is usually thought to be quite painful, especially because of the panic it induces before death. However, this pain will only last a few minutes at most before the people become unconscious.

On the other hand, suppose there is some air available for the people to breathe. In this case, they will likely last a lot longer and may even live long enough to die from dehydration in 4-6 days. Death from dehydration is also very painful, especially since it is over a prolonged period. Also, the severe psychological effects from being trapped with no way out would probably cause the people to lose their sanity fairly quickly.

By the time the people died, they would likely be unconscious. However, it is the process leading up to this unconciousness that would be the most painful. So try not to get buried alive anytime soon.

Quandary
Question #23012 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

so my friends and i were debating how the 100 hour board gets all of its answers. do you just use the internet, special contacts, etc? i assume the 100 hour board had been around awhile as well, so what did you do before the internet?

-curious george

A: Dear curious george,

I can't give you the exact answers, but I can tell you that all of our answers are a byproduct of the junk food industry.

That is all.

Horatio
A: Dear George,

Yes.

-Rafe
A: Dear Monkey who has a movie coming out soon,

As Rafe so eloquently put it, we use all of the above to find answers to our dear readers' questions. We also use our good ol' knowledge and just plain common sense, sometimes.

Nike
A: Dear curious,

As you can read in the "About Us" section of the site, the existence The 100 Hour Board dates back to about 1995. While internet access was no where near as omnipresent as it is today, this was still not the Dark Ages of online searching. Also, the 100 Hour Board was quite a different organization at that time. Its original purpose was to answer questions about activities and events on BYU campus. As it was run by the SAC (Student Activities Council), its writers would theoretically have had personal access to most of the information they needed.

If you go back to some of the earliest archived questions, you'll also notice that many potentially serious research questions were not answered seriously. As our readership (and "writership") has grown, and as the internet has grown in its research potential, our standards for doing rigorous research have also been raised. Still, many or most of the questions we answer don't necessarily require online research.

Just for fun, I went back and looked at the sources of my last 50 answers. Of those:

36% were based on personal knowledge or experience
36% were hypothetical questions or questions based on opinion
18% were internet-based research questions
6% were non-internet based research questions
4% were questions about some aspect of the internet itself (which questions would, de facto, not have existed in its absense)

Of the questions I answered based on internet research, most could have been answered fairly easily without the internet (by calling a certain office or consulting an encyclopedia). I do think I would have been hard-pressed to answer Board Question #22373 without the internet -- I don't know of anywhere else that information would have been gathered in one place.

The internet certainly aids in doing research and providing additional information in answering questions. However, I don't think that online searching could ever completely replace the basic qualities of a good 100 Hour Board Writer, namely, a general interest and curiousity in the world, a good breadth of knowledge as well as some specialization, and the ability to think coherently and write clearly.

- Katya
A: Dear George,

As Katya pointed out, the About Us section explains it all...
We are just a small band of omniscient know-it-alls (students) who are willing to sacrifice our time and talents in the name of battling ignorance. We got our positions by being amazingly adept at answering questions with grace and style and irony and sarcasm and (sometimes) scorn. But we are always pleasant. And attractive. None of us are professors. (Quote: the Guru of Time, 2002.02.09)
om·nis·cient adj.
Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient deity; the omniscient narrator.

I guess that about covers it. Rumor has it one of the writers is working on being omnipresent as well...

- Lavish
A: Dear fellow writers for the 100 Hour Board,

You use the Internet? Wow, and all this time I thought you guys were smart.

Me, I just use my omniscience. The rest of you may be kidding, but I actually do know everything.

- Optimistic.
Question #23010 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

(Re: Board Question #22904)

Dear Motionite,

Do you really believe that every relationship issue is best handled by openness? Do you think that there are times when it is best to keep one's thoughts to oneself?

- Introvert

A: Introvert,

Thank you for asking me this, thoughts have needed to be put down on this subject for awhile

Openness is something that is quite relative. My father often told us children not to have our minds so open that they fall out. I tend to use this as a guide in any situation.

Let me clarify what I meant, if you are asking about the recent relationship question in Board Question #22904. Every relationship can be handled with openness only if humility, charity, and balance are involved. If someone goes around randomly yelling, and believing, "I am the BEST! No one is better than me at anything!" then obviously, I don't believe that is openness. That is pride and stupidity.

When someone truly wants to live up to the ideals of Christ, they don't want to hurt people. This is understandable. It is against the commandments to kill, maim, steal, etc., so people have every right to fear hurting another's heart.

However, what happens if keeping quiet causes even more problems? For example, in the question in which this was stated, the poor soul was afraid that the fiancees friend had a crush on her and was jealous (whether or not the words were specifically mentioned, this is what I gathered and responded to). Assume her feelings are wrong. When she goes to talk to the appropiate person, she will soon find this out, and instead of feeling awkward around this friend, she can begin to feel better, relaxed, and open.

So, what to do when my wife asks me if her hair looks bad, or ok? It isn't my jugement what her hair should look like. My wife and I have been through that subject before. Therefore, I kiss her, give her a big hug, and tell her I love her. She gets the hint. We talked about what is appropiate for the both of us openly, so this kind of situation would not cause contention.

I advise every relationship to be viewed openly. This mostly means that you try to see the situation from the other person's point of view. If you can't do that, talk to the person so that you can. Don't do it fearingly, nor cocky, but approach a problem with the hope first to define it, to discuss it, and then to brainstorm a solution.

It's not easy to do this, but life sure does mean a lot more for those involved.

Happy Opening,
-Motionite
Question #23008 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Howdy. I'm researching for a paper on recycling on campus and in Provo. Several posts have proved helpful. I was especially intrigued by post Board Question #13412, which claimed that some of the recyclables actually placed in their appropriate bins end up in the dump. Does anyone happen to have a source for said claim? It would be fabulous if such existed.

- property of cjc

A: Dear Property of CJC,
There is a source, but it's rather fuzzy. The original writer who answered Board Question #13412, Benvolio, says he had a roommate who worked custodial. (I think half of BYU has worked for custodial or had a roommate who did.) This roommate would deal with the recycling, but when they had too much, they just junked the rest. The roommate was told that BYU's contract was only for a certain amount of recyclable material. If they exceeded that limit, the rest would just go in the trash. So there's your source-a roommate of a former Board writer. If you want a more reputable source, call the BYU recycling hotline at 2-4662.

- de novo -
Question #23005 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why doesn't Cafe Rio allow photography? They have a big sign on their front door that says "no photography or video taping," and when I ignored the sign and shot a picture of my friend there anyway, an employee promptly asked me to put away the camera.

- Phread

A: Dear Phread,

Two words: industrial espionage.

As you may have noticed, Cafe Rio has been unusually successful since it opened... and like any successful venture, people want a slice of the pie. So, they had some problems with people taking unusual pictures and videos inside the store. In response, they decided to ban photos and videos completely to help preserve their success.

Most successful businesses will not allow photos inside their buildings because their business thrives on secrets and relative advantage.

So, the next time you're thinking of opening a Cafe Rio copy restaurant, be sure to use a pen and paper to take all your notes. They are pretty sure you won't catch many secrets with that.

That is all.

Horatio
A: Dear...what?,

Did you ever go into Costa Vida next to Fat Cats? Yeah...it was pretty much exactly what Horatio described - a Cafe Rio knockoff...before they got sued.

Nike
Question #23004 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So I was thinking about the new Superman movie that is coming out and I then followed that thought to all the comic book companies getting movie deals for their characters. So here's my question, if you count all the movie, TV series, cartoons that have been made, does Marvel or DC have more comic titles / characters that have made the cross from comic books to television? Does that count their affiliates or not? While you're at it, does anyone know what DC stands for anyway?

Loves comic books and the movies that help him reminisce

A: Dear Adorer of Media Brand Crossover,

The quick answer to your question is: a lot. And, DC is the winner by 52 titles. There have been a LOT of movies cross over from comic book characters. I have included all movies that were licensed in some way by the two companies, no matter how prominently they displayed Comic carachters in their original form.

The following facts come from the Internet Movie Database (the source for all random trivial wisdom having to do with movies, live action video games, and TV shows)

The Marvel Comics group has licensed 222 different titles for Movies, TV shows, and Video Games:

Power Pack (1991) (TV)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
X2 (2003)
Jack Black: Spider-Man (2002) (TV)
Spider-Man (2002)
X-Men (2000)
The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978) (TV)
Spider-Man: Sins of the Fathers (1996) (V)
Blade (1998)
The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (1977) (TV)
Blade II (2002)
Captain America (1944)
Pryde of the X-Men (1989) (TV)
The Punisher (2004)
The Incredible Hulk (1977) (TV)
Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man the Movie (2002) (TV)
Spider-Man: Secret Wars (1997) (V)
Hulk (2003)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Spider-Man: Attack of the Octopus (2002) (V)
Daredevil (2003)
The Ambulance (1990)
Dr. Strange (1978) (TV)
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) (TV)
The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) (TV)
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil' (2003) (V)
Elektra (2005)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) (TV)
Generation X (1996) (TV)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) (TV)
The Punisher (1989)
Daredevil: The Teaser (2001)
Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978) (TV)
Krull: Marvel Comics Video Adaptation (2000) (V)
Man-Thing (2005)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979) (TV)
The Fantastic Four (1994/II)
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998) (TV)
Captain America (1979) (TV)
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979) (TV)
Captain America (1991)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1978)
"The Fantastic Four" (1994/I)
Captain America (2007)
X2 - Wolverine's Revenge (2003) (VG)
Blade II (2002/II) (VG)
Luke Cage (2006)
The Punisher (2004/II) (VG)
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994) (VG)
"The Silver Surfer" (1998)
"X-Men" (1992)
Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) (VG)
Spider-Man (2000) (VG)
The Black Widow (2006)
Fantastic Four 2 (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
The Punisher 2 (2006)
X-Men Legends (2004) (VG)
Untitled Nick Fury Project (2007)
X-Men: Mutant Academy (2000) (VG)
"Spider-Man" (2003)
Hulk (2003/II) (VG)
Wolverine (2007)
Ultimate Avengers (2006) (V)
"Spider-Woman" (1979)
"Spider-Man Unlimited" (1999)
X-Men: Next Dimension (2002) (VG)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"The Fantastic Four" (1967)
"Spider-Man" (1981)
"The Fantastic Four" (1978)
"The Marvel Superheroes" (1966)
Sex, Lies & Superheroes (2003)
"Hulk" (1966)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (2001) (VG)
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996) (VG)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000) (VG)
"Captain America" (1966)
"Spider-Man" (1994)
"Mighty Thor" (1966)
"Mutant X" (2001)
"Spider-Man" (1967)
The Hands of Shang-Chi (2005)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1982)
The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga (1997) (VG)
Iron Fist (2006)
"The Amazing Spider-Man" (1978)
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005) (VG)
Deathlok (2006)
Spider-Man (2002/II) (VG)
Marvel Super Heroes (1995) (VG)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1996)
"Supaidâ-Man" (1978)
"Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" (1981)
"Avengers" (1999)
Projet Gamma (2003)
Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998) (VG)
"Iron Man" (1994)
Because You Demanded It! (2005)
"The Thing" (1978)
Blade (2000) (VG)
Sub-Mariner (2006)
Iron Man (2007)
"The Sub-Mariner" (1966)
Fantastic Four (1997) (VG)
"X-Men: Evolution" (2000)
"Iron Man" (1966)
Power Pack (1991) (TV)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
X2 (2003)
Jack Black: Spider-Man (2002) (TV)
Spider-Man (2002)
X-Men (2000)
The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978) (TV)
Spider-Man: Sins of the Fathers (1996) (V)
Blade (1998)
The Incredible Hulk: Death in the Family (1977) (TV)
Blade II (2002)
Captain America (1944)
Pryde of the X-Men (1989) (TV)
The Punisher (2004)
The Incredible Hulk (1977) (TV)
Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man the Movie (2002) (TV)
Spider-Man: Secret Wars (1997) (V)
Hulk (2003)
Fantastic Four (2005)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV)
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Spider-Man: Attack of the Octopus (2002) (V)
Daredevil (2003)
The Ambulance (1990)
Dr. Strange (1978) (TV)
The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) (TV)
The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) (TV)
Beyond Hell's Kitchen: Making 'Daredevil' (2003) (V)
Elektra (2005)
The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) (TV)
Generation X (1996) (TV)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) (TV)
The Punisher (1989)
Daredevil: The Teaser (2001)
Spider-Man Strikes Back (1978) (TV)
Krull: Marvel Comics Video Adaptation (2000) (V)
Man-Thing (2005)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Spider-Man: The Dragon's Challenge (1979) (TV)
The Fantastic Four (1994/II)
Nick Fury: Agent of Shield (1998) (TV)
Captain America (1979) (TV)
Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979) (TV)
Captain America (1991)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1978)
"The Fantastic Four" (1994/I)
Captain America (2007)
X2 - Wolverine's Revenge (2003) (VG)
Blade II (2002/II) (VG)
Luke Cage (2006)
The Punisher (2004/II) (VG)
X-Men: Children of the Atom (1994) (VG)
"The Silver Surfer" (1998)
"X-Men" (1992)
Wolverine: Adamantium Rage (1994) (VG)
Spider-Man (2000) (VG)
The Black Widow (2006)
Fantastic Four 2 (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
The Punisher 2 (2006)
X-Men Legends (2004) (VG)
Untitled Nick Fury Project (2007)
X-Men: Mutant Academy (2000) (VG)
"Spider-Man" (2003)
Hulk (2003/II) (VG)
Wolverine (2007)
Ultimate Avengers (2006) (V)
"Spider-Woman" (1979)
"Spider-Man Unlimited" (1999)
X-Men: Next Dimension (2002) (VG)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"The Fantastic Four" (1967)
"Spider-Man" (1981)
"The Fantastic Four" (1978)
"The Marvel Superheroes" (1966)
Sex, Lies & Superheroes (2003)
"Hulk" (1966)
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
X-Men: Mutant Academy 2 (2001) (VG)
X-Men vs. Street Fighter (1996) (VG)
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000) (VG)
"Captain America" (1966)
"Spider-Man" (1994)
"Mighty Thor" (1966)
"Mutant X" (2001)
"Spider-Man" (1967)
The Hands of Shang-Chi (2005)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1982)
The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga (1997) (VG)
Iron Fist (2006)
"The Amazing Spider-Man" (1978)
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (2005) (VG)
Deathlok (2006)
Spider-Man (2002/II) (VG)
Marvel Super Heroes (1995) (VG)
"The Incredible Hulk" (1996)
"Supaidâ-Man" (1978)
"Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" (1981)
"Avengers" (1999)
Projet Gamma (2003)
Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes (1998) (VG)
"Iron Man" (1994)
Because You Demanded It! (2005)
"The Thing" (1978)
Blade (2000) (VG)
Sub-Mariner (2006)
Iron Man (2007)
"The Sub-Mariner" (1966)
Fantastic Four (1997) (VG)
"X-Men: Evolution" (2000)
"Iron Man" (1966)


The DC Comics group has licensed just a few more, coming in at 274 titles:

Batman Begins (2005)
Grayson (2004)
Spy Smasher (1942)
The Batman/Superman Movie (1998) (TV)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
The Magic Behind the Cape (2001) (V)
Superman (1941)
Batman: Dead End (2003)
Batman (1989)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000/I) (V)
Mechanical Monsters (1941)
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV)
Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
The Adventures of Superboy (1961) (TV)
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
Superman (1978)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)
Electric Earthquake (1942)
Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
Superman's Peril (1954)
The Bulleteers (1942)
SubZero (1998) (V)
Superman (1973)
The Magnetic Telescope (1942)
Volcano (1942)
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) (V)
Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999) (TV)
Superman (1948)
The Batman (1943)
Destruction Inc. (1942)
World's Finest (2004)
Secret Agent (1943)
Superman in Exile (1954)
Batman Returns (1992)
Showdown (1942)
Superman Flies Again (1954)
Superman II (1980)
The Underground World (1943)
Constantine (2005)
The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) (TV)
The Arctic Giant (1942)
Eleventh Hour (1942)
Jungle Drums (1943)
Terror on the Midway (1942)
Batman and Robin (1949)
The Mummy Strikes (1943)
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V)
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Japoteurs (1942)
Batman (1966/I)
Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
Aquaman (1984) (TV)
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (V)
Stamp Day for Superman (1954)
Batgirl (1967) (TV)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV)
The Flash (1990) (TV)
Catwoman: Copycat (2005)
Batman Forever (1995)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster (1991) (V)
Legends of the Superheroes (1979) (TV)
Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV)
Swamp Thing (1982)
Superman III (1983)
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V)
Wonder Woman (1974) (TV)
Supergirl (1984)
Supergirl - Das Mädchen von den Sternen (1971) (TV)
Batman Fights Dracula (1967)
Justice League of America (1997) (TV)
The Death of Batman (2003)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Catwoman (2004)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Steel (1997)
Alyas Batman en Robin (1993)
Wonder Woman: Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? (1967) (TV)
Batman Dracula (1964)
"The New Batman Superman Adventures" (1997)
Superman (1998) (VG)
"Batman" (1992)
Because You Demanded It! (2005)
Untitled Batman Begins Sequel (2008)
Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators (2005) (V)
"Superman" (1996)
"Superboy" (1988)
The Flash (2006)
"The Challenge of the Super Friends" (1978)
"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993)
Batman & Robin (1998) (VG)
"The New Adventures of Batman" (1977)
"Swamp Thing" (1990)
"The All-New Super Friends Hour" (1977)
"Static Shock" (2000)
Batman Returns (1992/II) (VG)
Watchmen (2006)
"The Flash" (1990)
"The New Adventures of Superman" (1966)
"Birds of Prey" (2002)
"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" (1986)
"Teen Titans" (2003)
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003) (VG)
"Super Friends" (1973)
"The Adventures of Batman" (1969)
"The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show" (1979)
Sex, Lies & Superheroes (2003)
Shazam! (2006)
The Death and Return of Superman (1994) (VG)
"The Batman/Superman Hour" (1968)
"The World's Greatest SuperFriends" (1979)
"Superman" (1988)
"SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" (1984)
Batman: Vengeance (2001) (VG)
"Batman: Gotham Knights" (1997)
"Justice League" (2001)
"Wonder Woman" (1976)
"Smallville" (2001)
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (1996) (VG)
"Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!" (1981)
"Adventures of Superman" (1952)
Batman Beyond (2000) (VG)
"Shazam!" (1974)
"Aquaman" (1968)
"The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure" (1967)
"Batman Beyond" (1999)
Batman Begins (2005/II) (VG)
"Human Target" (1992)
James Batman (1966)
Superman Returns (2006)
"The Batman" (2004)
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2001) (VG)
Batman: Chaos in Gotham (2001) (VG)
Batman: Gotham Racer (2001) (VG)
"Batman" (1966/II)
Batman Begins (2005)
Grayson (2004)
Spy Smasher (1942)
The Batman/Superman Movie (1998) (TV)
V for Vendetta (2005)
Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)
The Magic Behind the Cape (2001) (V)
Superman (1941)
Batman: Dead End (2003)
Batman (1989)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000/I) (V)
Mechanical Monsters (1941)
Superman: The Last Son of Krypton (1996) (TV)
Superman and the Jungle Devil (1954)
The Adventures of Superboy (1961) (TV)
Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)
Superman (1978)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)
Electric Earthquake (1942)
Billion Dollar Limited (1942)
Superman's Peril (1954)
The Bulleteers (1942)
SubZero (1998) (V)
Superman (1973)
The Magnetic Telescope (1942)
Volcano (1942)
Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003) (V)
Batman Beyond: The Movie (1999) (TV)
Superman (1948)
The Batman (1943)
Destruction Inc. (1942)
World's Finest (2004)
Secret Agent (1943)
Superman in Exile (1954)
Batman Returns (1992)
Showdown (1942)
Superman Flies Again (1954)
Superman II (1980)
The Underground World (1943)
Constantine (2005)
The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) (TV)
The Arctic Giant (1942)
Eleventh Hour (1942)
Jungle Drums (1943)
Terror on the Midway (1942)
Batman and Robin (1949)
The Mummy Strikes (1943)
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001) (V)
Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)
Japoteurs (1942)
Batman (1966/I)
Superman in Scotland Yard (1954)
Aquaman (1984) (TV)
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend (2001) (V)
Stamp Day for Superman (1954)
Batgirl (1967) (TV)
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked (2003) (TV)
The Flash (1990) (TV)
Catwoman: Copycat (2005)
Batman Forever (1995)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster (1991) (V)
Legends of the Superheroes (1979) (TV)
Superman 50th Anniversary (1988) (TV)
Swamp Thing (1982)
Superman III (1983)
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V)
Wonder Woman (1974) (TV)
Supergirl (1984)
Supergirl - Das Mädchen von den Sternen (1971) (TV)
Batman Fights Dracula (1967)
Justice League of America (1997) (TV)
The Death of Batman (2003)
Batman & Robin (1997)
Catwoman (2004)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Steel (1997)
Alyas Batman en Robin (1993)
Wonder Woman: Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? (1967) (TV)
Batman Dracula (1964)
"The New Batman Superman Adventures" (1997)
Superman (1998) (VG)
"Batman" (1992)
Because You Demanded It! (2005)
Untitled Batman Begins Sequel (2008)
Telling Stories: The Comic Book Creators (2005) (V)
"Superman" (1996)
"Superboy" (1988)
The Flash (2006)
"The Challenge of the Super Friends" (1978)
"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993)
Batman & Robin (1998) (VG)
"The New Adventures of Batman" (1977)
"Swamp Thing" (1990)
"The All-New Super Friends Hour" (1977)
"Static Shock" (2000)
Batman Returns (1992/II) (VG)
Watchmen (2006)
"The Flash" (1990)
"The New Adventures of Superman" (1966)
"Birds of Prey" (2002)
"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" (1986)
"Teen Titans" (2003)
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (2003) (VG)
"Super Friends" (1973)
"The Adventures of Batman" (1969)
"The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show" (1979)
Sex, Lies & Superheroes (2003)
Shazam! (2006)
The Death and Return of Superman (1994) (VG)
"The Batman/Superman Hour" (1968)
"The World's Greatest SuperFriends" (1979)
"Superman" (1988)
"SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" (1984)
Batman: Vengeance (2001) (VG)
"Batman: Gotham Knights" (1997)
"Justice League" (2001)
"Wonder Woman" (1976)
"Smallville" (2001)
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game (1996) (VG)
"Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!" (1981)
"Adventures of Superman" (1952)
Batman Beyond (2000) (VG)
"Shazam!" (1974)
"Aquaman" (1968)
"The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure" (1967)
"Batman Beyond" (1999)
Batman Begins (2005/II) (VG)
"Human Target" (1992)
James Batman (1966)
Superman Returns (2006)
"The Batman" (2004)
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2001) (VG)
Batman: Chaos in Gotham (2001) (VG)
Batman: Gotham Racer (2001) (VG)
"Batman" (1966/II)


Generally TV Shows appear "with quotes" around the title, movie titles have only the name without quotes, and Video Games are marked by the (VG) on the side.

As for the Initials DC, they stand for "Detective Comics" after one of the company's flagship titles. Detective Comics was founded in 1937, and it merged with National Alliance Publications and All-American Publications. DC was an informal title used on logos until the 1970s when it became the official name of the organization.

I will have to say that DC Comics has made the most lasting brands through Batman and Superman. They are the most lasting of the superheros (not referring to their power, but their brand penetration). Spider Man and The X-Men are probably the most powerful brands for Marvel.

Now that you have had an overdose of factoids related to the comic book-turned-motion picture industry... I will leave you with your new status of super-hero-like enlightenment.

That is all.

Horatio (who will see Super Man on the IMAX... oh yeah baby).
Question #23003 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I live in Helaman Halls and work in the TNRB at 5am. In order to get there I have to walk through a little tunnel thing. I noticed that a couple of light bulbs in the tunnel are burned out, making it quite dark and I'm a little uneasy about walking through it. Who can I contact to change the light bulb?

- Scared of the Dark (ok i admit it)

A: Dear Scaredy Cat,

They should be fixed. You're welcome.

In the future though, just contact Electric Shop at 422-5533.

-CGNU Grad
Question #23001 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm trying to locate a song I sang when I was in seminary. However, I can't think fo the title of the song, so maybe you can help. It begins: I want to hear really want to hear, but the voice of the world loudly rings in my ear while the voice of the Lord that is calling me near, only whispers. It's been around since the mid 90's (that's when we sang it)I hope you can help.

- My World

A: My Dearest World of Yours,

As far as I can tell, the song you are looking for is part of the "Shepherd Musical Program" by Marsha Steed. The lyrics are as follows:

"I want to hear, really want to hear.
but the sounds of the world loudly ring in my ear.
while the voice of the Lord that is calling me
near... only Whispers....
The voice of the Lord is so still, so small...
I wonder if that' what I'm hearing at all.
How can I know..... if I've heard the call...of
the Shepard?
I have his promise, but I have my choice; To
be of his fold.... is to hear his voice... Knock
and he'll open, ask and receive.... From the
Shepherd.

The voice of the world comes on so strong,
Always insisting, 'You've got to belong.
How far can I follow
Without doing wrong to the Shepard?
Which is the world's voice? Which is mine?
Which voice is offering a message divine?
Maybe I'd know If I gave more time. To the Shepard....

Now as I kneel here next to my bed,
Chasing the voices from out of my head,
Listn'ning for feelings in my heart, instead
Comes the whisper.
Wonderful message, welcome sound;
Strange how loudly a whisper resounds.
The hope that escaped me before has been found....
In the Shepherd.
He gave his promise.
I made my choice.
I came to his fold when I heard his voice.
I knocked and he opened;
I asked and I received...
From the Shepherd....

-The Right Reverend Rusky Roo
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Recently two sister missionaries in the California San Fernando Mission ran out of gas in their mission car. Since it was a Sunday they felt that it would be a sin to buy gas. They reasoned that if the Lord could change water into wine, he could change water into gasoline, so the sisters poured water into their gas tank. Despite their apparent faith that a miracle would occur they couldn't make their car start again. Sadly, as a result of this experience these sisters lost their testimonies and quit their mission. My question is, if you had been their mission president, what would you have told these sisters before they went home, and how would you have counseled them? I don't know what President Robert E. Lee said to them.

Love ya,

Mom

A: Dear Mom,

I may sound entirely insensitive, but I have a really hard time feeling sympathetic for people who claim to lose their testimonies over something silly. Especially when that something silly was actually something stupid they did.

By running out of gas, those sisters failed in one very important area: they were not prepared. Fat, thin or otherwise... missionaries are instructed to be prepared and plan ahead. So, why wasn't the car full on Saturday? That isn't really that hard.

Furthermore, we are very lucky when God's miracles can compensate for our stupidity. But, in my experience, such miracles most often happens when our lives are in danger... not when our pride is in danger. God cares for us, but he has also sent us here to be tested... and part of that test is learning to do silly things that keep us prepared and safe (like fill up the car on the Sabbath).

If I was the mission president, I would have a hard time not being flabberghasted. But, at the same time, I would be very introspective wondering how I failed these two sisters. Where in my interviews did I not realize that both their testimonies were so pitifully weak? And who convinced them that God would turn water into petroleum when he had provide a perfectly good gas station the day before?

So, I would have a long hard interview with each of them before I allowed them to go home. I would use the opportunity to teach about miracles out of the scriptures and missionary texts. If they still didn't get it, I may have to cry because of their apparent ignorance to the promptings of the spirit.

The greatest miracles we experience in this life are the subtle ones that we don't notice at the time. If our testimonies fail us because we did not have a great vision or manifestation of God's power... we didn't have much of a testimony in the first place.

That is all.

Horatio
Question #22998 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If someone important to you said that you were not "intuitive", what could you do to help you be more intuitive???

- Z.

A: Dear Z.,

A quick trip to the Oxford English Dictionary will be instructive here, I think.

intuitive, a. (and n.)

3. a. Of knowledge or mental perception: That consists in immediate apprehension, without the intervention of any reasoning process.

b. Of a truth: Apprehended immediately or by intuition.

c. Of any faculty or gift: Not acquired by learning; innate.


It seems to me that what your friend was driving at was that he (I assume your friend is a male, though I'm not sure why) felt you should be able to discern things innately. You shouldn't have to think about them and reason them out, but rather ought to be able to feel things out.

As for how to do that, boy, I just don't know what to tell you. Intuition isn't something that can really be learned. You can tell yourself to just rely on your feelings more, but that's easier said than done, I think. Me, I have the opposite problem - I rely too much on my feelings and tend not to reason things out. If I figure out how to resolve that problem, I'll be sure to let you know.

- Optimistic.
A: Dear There's a Z in my name, too,

Develop a sharper eye and keener listening skills. As you begin to better understand the world around you (in all aspects), you'll better be able to infer truth from situations. You'll have past experiences to draw upon with which to interpret what's happening in the present. Just be aware and hone your understanding skills.

Nike
A: Dear Z.,

They probably meant that you were not as others-centered as they would prefer. If someone said that to me, I would think thay they wanted me to focus more on others. To achieve this, I would ask them what they meant and ask them for suggestions, since you seem to not know what they even meant. Also, asking them to clarify might help you see where they are coming from or if their observations are valid or based on their own need to always be thought of.

-la bamba
Question #22993 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Does any of you have gmail chat yet? It's telling me they are starting to send it out, and I'm wondering if it's cool and whether they're sending it to people in the order they signed up for gmail. Or maybe you'll have to get invites, like with the original gmail. And since I got my gmail from Phoenix, I figured you all would have it before I do. I'm really interested to know how it will work and such.

--Clockwork

A: Dear Clockwork,

I just got Gmail Chat today so I had to come back and change this answer.

Gmail Chat will be rolling out to all Gmail accounts in the next few weeks. I think they're just giving it to a few people at a time since most of the people on my contact list can't chat with me yet. I can tell you that they're for sure not sending it out in the order people got Gmail since I know for a fact I got Gmail after Optimistic and yet, it doesn't look like he can chat yet.

As far as the invite, it looks like if the person you want to chat with has Gmail already, no invite is needed. If they don't, you can send an invite.

What's it like? It's ok. I'm not overly impressed with it yet but it's not bad...

The search thing is kind of cool. It only records it if the chat is "on the record" but the searching works the same as the email search. Then again, if I search for "the Board" it finds "hundreds" so I guess that's kind of pointless in that instance. If I search for "elephant" it only finds one.

Also, I like how MSN and AIM both blink when someone has said something. Gmail's turns orange on the side bar but only if you're in another screen which would mean you probably wouldn't see it anyway.

I think the main thing that will determine whether or not I actively use it will be who else uses it.

You can go here for an overview of Gmail Chat. It even has pictures so you can see what it will be like.

- Lavish

P.S. I just noticed today that the smiles and winks ( :) and ;), etc.) turn right side up and actually wink at you.
Question #22856 posted on 02/13/2006 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Should you continue to address or refer to a former bishop by the title Bishop?

I realize that "bishop" is both a calling and a priesthood office. A man might serve as the bishop of a ward for a time, and then he is released, but he is still an ordained bishop. I believe that using the title "bishop" helps us to remember that the person who is the presiding officer in the ward has a special mantle not worn by others in the ward, and as such he deserves some particular deference and respect. But in my stake, and I presume in other stakes in the church, we are told that after Bishop Smith (for example) is released we ought to continue to refer to him as Bishop Smith, unless he is called to be the stake president, in which case he is called President Smith. When he is released as stake president he ought to again be referred to as "Bishop Smith."

I find this practice rather confusing to new members of the ward or to visitors, when half the high priests are supposed to be called by the title of bishop. I can understand people wanting to let a former bishop know that his services are not forgotten, or that it can be a habit to call a person by the title bishop, a habit which is not easily broken when the person is released. But in our stake, if the Sunday School teacher calls on John Smith to make a comment, the proper etiquette is to say something like, "Yes, Bishop Smith, you have a comment?" Even if John Smith has never been a bishop in our stake, but was ordained a bishop previously in another stake.

I understand that when Joseph Smith was alive the members of the church addressed him as "Brother Joseph." If Joseph Smith were leading the church today we would probably address him as "President Smith." Today we say "Elder Holland," and neither "Brother Jeffrey," nor "Apostle Holland" seems appropriate.

So my question is, does the church have a policy on whether former bishops should or should not continue to be addressed as "Bishop," and is this a church wide custom or a local custom?

Doc

A: Dear Doc,

I was reading through Priesthood and Church Organization, by Daniel Ludlow (also the editor of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism), and he had this to say on the subject.

After a bishop is released from active duty, he will often be called "bishop" throughout his life because of the love and respect that ward members have for him.


Other than that, I don't know of any doctrinal basis for continuing to refer to a released bishop by that title.

- Optimistic.