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Question #90961 posted on 02/19/2018 4:36 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

As I was walking to the Testing Center, I noticed that between the Brimhall building and the JSB there is a tree by the bike racks. The tree in question has a metal wire that was attached to one of the branches at one end, and was dangling a sawed off branch on the other end.

Any ideas for the purpose of this coniferous conundrum?

-Trying to Look Up More

A:

Dear Up,

For those who are unaware of this mysterious branch I venture yonder to the land between the Brimhall and JSB to provide some photographic evidence.

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(Sorry it's sideways, formatting pictures on the board is hard sometimes)

A peculiar piece of plantage indeed. My theory is that the wire was attached to a branch to provide additional support and to prevent it from crashing down upon students in the event of the branch breaking. I think that the branch broke, and grounds crew found it would be a lot more convenient and nicer to the tree to just saw off the excess branch rather than yank the wire out from the trunk. Thus we are left with a miniature hanging log. Anyways, that's just my guess. If anyone knows the actual reasons for this feel free to drop a correction.

Peace,

Tipperary


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Question #90908 posted on 02/19/2018 3:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

At one point there was a regular event at BYU where people met just to play orchestral music. Everyone would practice on their own and then meet up so that they could all have the chance to play a famous piece. Is this group still a thing?

Thanks,

music

A:

Dear music,

Sorry to tell ya, but none of my friends who do orchestra stuff at BYU know anything about this, or anything like it. I doubt it's still a thing if they don't know about it, and I have no idea how to investigate further. Good luck!!

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave


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Question #90959 posted on 02/19/2018 3:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Okay I know you're not lawyers but

I'm a freelance artist and I bought a taxidermy crow for kicks and it cost a pretty penny but then I realized I can use it as an anatomy reference (I draw a lot of birds, dead and otherwise), AND IF I DO, can I write the cost of the crow off my taxes as a business expense??

- Crow Mom

A:

Dear denizen of brownie hell,

So, knowing who you are, I'd like draw everyone's attention to the fact that YOU SPENT ENOUGH MONEY ON A TAXIDERMY CROW TO CONSIDER USING IT AS A TAX WRITE-OFF. Which is a decision in and of itself. 

I went for the easy way out but, surprisingly, taxidermy crow/any variant of birds (dead or alive) did not come up on any list of things you can write off on your taxes, even on Entrepreneur's "75 Items You May Be Able To Deduct From Your Taxes". I guess you're just gonna have to decide this one on your own with your brain powers.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave


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Question #90905 posted on 02/19/2018 3:24 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

When, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" issues a statement, for example, this, is that the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve? An intern in the Mormon Newsroom?


-DACADACADACA

A:

Dear DACA,

Although I doubt that the First Presidency writes these statements, I imagine that someone higher up than an intern is penning them. However, I'm 90% sure that the First Presidency reads them before they are released.

But who knows? Maybe President Nelson paces around his office, dictating these statements to an intern that's furiously scribbling down notes and then they go type it up. So both, maybe?

-Mitty

A:

Dear DACA,

Here's what I would say. If it's signed by the First Presidency it's almost certainly written by them, or at least primarily written by them. If it isn't signed by anyone, as is the case with the DACA statement, it's most certainly just written by a writer for the Mormon Newsroom.

Keep it real,
Sherpa Dave


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Question #90963 posted on 02/19/2018 10:18 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

At what point in a relationship/friendship/getting-to-know-you-stage would you use the heart eyes emoji with some of the opposite sex?

Thanks,
apparently most people would use it much sooner than I would...

A:

Dear you,

It's going to be different for every person, of course. Personally, I'm not an emoji fan, so using one at all would imply a degree of emotional familiarity that can't be communicated by words. So if I were to use it at all, it wouldn't be until after I had already communicated my love to the person.

Love,

Luciana

A:

Dear Sooner,

I just wouldn't use the heart-eyes emoji at all because I barely ever use emoji. I prefer emoticons because they are less defined and therefore leave more to the imagination.

-Frère Old-Timer

A:

Dear Apparently,

Um, like once you're married. Before that I don't think I ever sent heart-eye emojis to anyone (but then, I'm not a big emoji user).

-Alta

A:

Dear you,

Apparently I'm an outlier here, because I don't have any qualms with using such emojis in casual texting conversations, including conversations with the opposite gender. Not that I've actually used that emoji in such a situation, but I can easily see myself using it if it just seems to fit with the current conversation--though most likely I'd be using it ironically.

~Anathema


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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Question #90892 posted on 02/18/2018 11:36 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

If a member of the Presiding Bishopric and a member of the Seventy attended the same meeting, and there were no members of the First Presidency or Twelve present, who presides? Does it make a difference if the Seventy is a member of the Presidency of the Seventy?

Asking for a friend.

-Definitely not a GA

A:

Dear GA,

I apologize for holding this over for so long. What makes it worse is that I don't have an answer for you. 

Although I was unable to discover a concrete answer, I would imagine that the member of the Presiding Bishopric would preside, since they are the head of the Aaronic Priesthood in the church.

If any reader knows for sure, please leave a correction below!

-Mitty


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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Posted on 02/17/2018 8:06 p.m. New Correction on: #90954 So it is a couple of days after the Rob Porter thing has been announced in ...