Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Question #47265 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Re: How Cosmo got his name:

Page 82 of the 2008 BYU Football Guide states that Daniel T. Gallego (pep chairman Dwayne Stevenson's roommate and "first man under the fur") said Cosmo's name was dirived from BYU's diverse student body. Gallego said, "BYU was a very international, cosmopolitan school and that is where we got the name Cosmo."

A's mom

Question #47254 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Regarding Board Question #47171

I have found http://www.pickyourown.org to be helpful in finding berries. I live here in Utah and two weeks ago I purchased raspberries from a farm in Salem who is not listed on that site, but they were delicious and $25 for about 7 pounds. http://justberrys.blogspot.com Enjoy your jam!
- Homemaker

Question #47237 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Why do tears sting sometimes?

- Cries of Frustration

A: Dear CoF:

A medical doctor posed your same question, and this was the response he got from the Parkhurst Exchange:
Especially when fatigued, focusing on something up-close for prolonged periods, like a computer monitor, may dry out the ocular surface. When this happens, it triggers reflex tearing. As the tissue quickly absorbs water from the tears, their salts become more concentrated, which may cause stinging and discomfort at first.
Crying often wears you out; ergo, the combination of sad tears and tired tears is likely to sting.

Question #47236 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

On gmail, is there a way to block people from sending you emails? I know there's a bar on the left of the screen for blocking people in chat, but I need it for emails.


A: Dear GoesToCollege,

I found instructions that enable Gmail to send incoming mail straight to the trash here. Basically, you go to the "Create A Filter" link next to the search box. From there, you can filter out one or more addresses by entering in the offending email(s). Click on "Next Step," then check the "Delete it" box, and finally choose "Create filter." That link also contains info on how to archive those emails and create labels. Gmail...it's a good thing.

Question #47230 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I tried out for the Men's Chorus yesterday and (sigh) I didn't make it. The grad student politely suggested that I join University Choral, which I'm happily and excitedly doing. But I'm still really bummed. This is coming from a guy who spent 5 years in a children's choir, sang in choir all through junior high and high school, spent his high school junior and senior years in Madrigals(the top choir), was in every high school musical from freshman to senior year (I either understudied for or was a lead every year), and was in 2 All State choirs. I apologize for my whining, but I'm curious: Am I a poor singer, or are the Men's Chorus's standards really, really, really high? Do Freshies typically make it into the Men's Chorus? Does anyone have suggestions for future Men's Chorus try-outs?

-Clueless Froshmore (Formerly known as Clueless Freshman. But my AP Credit got me Sophomore status! Yay! But, I'm still only 18. Thus, the term Froshmore.)

A: Dear Complicated Alias:

I, too, was quite involved with choir in junior high and high school (top groups, children's choirs, all-state choirs, and so on). I also tried out for Women's Chorus three times, but never made it. Some thoughts:

1. I am not a particularly outstanding solo singer. Not bad by any means, but I don't have a very strong voice. The nature of auditions is that you're all alone, and I don't know about you, but that can make me rather nervous, and be even quieter.

2. Your voice might be a part that is not in as high a demand. A choir friend of mine didn't make it either, and we're both Soprano IIs: one of the most common female voice ranges. Her sister, who had had a similar level of involvement, made it: but she was an Alto II, which is more rare.

3. I liked choir and all, but it wasn't my life. I think you have to understand that a lot of these froshmores coming to BYU have had private music lessons their whole lives; went to schools like Brighton or Hillcrest where choir is king, etc. etc. I've had much more dance experience than singing, really, and I got onto a BYU dance team without too much trouble.

No, you are not a poor singer; yes, even the lowest-level BYU auditioned choirs have very high standards (didn't you see how many guys signed up to audition? Yikes!); and no, your musical opportunities are not closed off forever. There's Mask Club in the Winter, and the directors sometimes put on musicals; there are group or private voice lessons you can take; there are community musical theater and choir groups: I know it's a bit of a downer, but c'est la vie.

posted on 09/06/2012 6:56 p.m.
Dear Portia (if you're still in Provo),

I'm now a "Sophior" after having served a mission and I got into the BYU Men's Chorus. Thank you for your encouraging words.

-Long Alias Guy
Question #47229 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have graduate classes on Thursday nights, the same night my stake holds institute.
Do any stakes hold institute classes on/near BYU campus on non-Thursday nights?
If so, who/where and would I be allowed to attend?

Thanks and have a really great day!


A: Dear Sally's Brother-In-Law:

The Orem Institute (on UVU campus) welcomes any LDS students of Institute age, and they offer several classes at various times and days of the week.

The BYU 14th Stake holds Institute classes at 735 E 800 S, Orem, at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays.

You know better than me how far you're willing to travel, so if those don't work, you can try using the lds.org website to find local stake presidents who might tell you when their Institute classes are, or you could call BYU scheduling at (801) 422-3134 to see if they'll tell you about classes actually held on BYU campus proper.

Question #47228 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who should I vote for in the upcoming elections?

a. McCain
b. Obama
c. Chuck Norris (write in)
d. Other (please specify)

- There is no lesser evil...

A: There is no lesser evil...,

I had a (non-member) friend who announced his plan to write in Gladys Knight for President. While his nominee was chosen for humor (an African-American, Latter-day Saint female with little political experience seems to cover all the hot topics people have concerned themselves with this election...) his reasons for doing a write-in were surprisingly sound. In his eyes a vote should be cast for someone, not against their opponent. With the mud-slinging that has given rise to many recent elections falling to the "lesser of two evils," he felt he could not in good conscience vote for any party's nominee. On the other hand he has nothing but disdain for those who have the opportunity to vote and choose not to. Thus the write-in is his personal way of saying, "I am a politically active citizen, but I don't like the choices I am faced with this time."

Amusingly, he is not the only one I have heard claim to plan on writing in Mrs. Knight, but he is the only one I feel sure that will. Wouldn't it be sad to see a statistically significant vote fall to someone who didn't run, simply because they fit all the otherwise ridiculous categories of race/religion/gender?

Vote for who you feel would do the best job. Or make a statement. Just vote.

A: Dear Cryptopher,

The answer is D, none of the above, in favor of Pedro. Vote for Pedro!

A: Dear Tinley:

I am of the opinion that you should choose between A and B whomever you think will be the better leader, appoint sounder judges, be the least crazy, etc. I think voting will matter more this year in many states than it has in the past. This is especially true if you live in a swing state (and new ones have emerged).

It's simply not worth your time to vote, economically and otherwise, if you don't choose A or B.

Question #47227 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

A short while ago, I was driving somewhere with my brother and my sister-in-law. They have been married for less than a year and they got married relatively young, my sister-in-law being 20. I get the feeling that she comes from a home where there isn't tons of gospel support. Her family is definitely active in the church, but they are also very active in a lot of other things and every so often I get the sense that there are some gaps in my sister-in-law's gospel knowledge.

During this car ride, my sister-in-law casually mentioned that all her garments are cotton and that she has to fold the sleeves up in order to make them fit under her shirts. I was so astonished that she didn't seem to understands what a big deal that was, and also so astonished by the fact that my brother, who definitely knows better, didn't say anything, that I found myself speechless and I didn't say anything.

Now I'm concerned because I know my sister-in-law is misusing her garments and I am in a position to correct the situation. I am planning on taking her to get some that fit better, and are made of different material, next week. However, I also want to let her know that adjusting garments like that in order to wear clothes that don't completely cover them is not a good thing, but clearly I want to be able to do it diplomatically. Do you have any suggestions?

- Air et siw

A: Dear air,

The last time I heard from a temple matron on the matter, she emphasized that wearing the temple garment is a highly personal matter, symbolic of a sacred covenant between the wearer and God and that no outside person has the right to interfere.

If you think that your sister-in-law is genuinely unaware of the fact that she might be able to buy better-fitting garments, I might casually mention that and offer to take her shopping. However, if she doesn't seem interested, let it go. It's not really your business.

- Katya
A: Dear Air ~

Katya is right in that wearing the garment is a personal matter. However, you are also right that the garment should never be altered to fit what we want to wear. Rather, what we wear should be changed to fit the garment. I understand your concern and am glad you want to help.

It sounds like you already have a plan set up to go garment shopping with her. That's a great start. Here are a few options I could think of.

Option 1: Go through the different styles and tell her the pros and cons of each. When you get to one that has a shorter sleeve, perhaps just casually mention that this might be a good style for her. It would fit her wardrobe so she wouldn't have to roll the sleeves up, since she probably should do that anyway as it defeats the point of garments. I would do it casually, almost as an aside. If she continues the conversation, great. If she lets it slide, then follow her lead. At least then you will have said something and then the decision would be hers, not yours.

Option 2: Ask one of the nice ladies that work there for help once you get there. State the problem (that the current garment fit and material don't really work with your sis-in-law's wardrobe) and ask if they have any suggestions for different styles and fits. Most of those ladies won't have any qualms telling your sis-in-law that the wardrobe should be built around the garment.

Option 3: Discuss it with your brother. Let him bring it up with his wife.

Good luck! I wish you the best in your attempted diplomacy.

~ Dragon Lady
Question #47226 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How many carrots does it usually take to turn one's skin orange, or at least slightly orange? Hopefully not an unhealthy level of them. Thanks!

- Lucy Pevensie

A: Dear Lucy,

According to this article, you can turn your skin orange by eating just 3 large carrots per day. However, the article suggests that it's not really healthy for your body to reach its saturation level of vitamin A, so there's no "healthy" way to turn your skin orange through carrot consumption.

- Katya
Question #47224 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What exactly is freezer burn and what is the best way to prevent it? What is the difference between "freezer" zip lock bags and regular? It seems like the freezer bags have slightly thicker plastic...but i always thought that the 'freezer burnt' part of the food was just the part that froze with air in contact with the food. If thats the case, why would the thickness of the plastic matter?

- fujiwara tofu (who buys his beef and cheese in bulk)

A: Dear Ethel,

Air is indeed what causes freezer burn. The reason why freezer bags are better for frozen foods is two-fold. You may notice when you blow up a balloon, over time, the air will escape because the air molecules are smaller than the space between the rubber molecules in the balloon. Ziplock bags will let air in over time in a similar manner. Freezer bags are made thicker so that this passive leakage of air is much slower. Secondly, freezer bags are made with much more durable and airtight zippers at the opening to further enhance their ability to keep air out, which also explains why they are a little more expensive than normal sandwich bags which aren't made for freezer burn prevention.

-Polly Esther
A: Dear ft,

To add to Polly's answer, freezer burn is caused by food "drying out" in the freezer. Even solids (like ice) can gradually evaporate, a phenomenon called sublimation. (You may have noticed that ice cubes left in the freezer for a long period of time tend to shrink and even disappear.)

In the case of food, if it isn't tightly wrapped in an airtight material, frozen moisture in the food will evaporate (possibly re-condensing on the side of the bag or even the exterior of the food). The part of the food that gets dried out is "freezer burned." Even though the food is safe to eat, the texture and flavor are often unpleasant. Using thicker plastics (or other materials) and wrapping the food as tightly as possible minimizes the amount of sublimation that can take place.

—Laser Jock
Question #47223 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do head coaches at BYU have to be LDS? Do they have to be active LDS? I know the assistant coaches do not have to be LDS.

- Coach

A: Dear Coach,

Yes, head coaches at BYU have to be LDS. Fun, huh?

Question #47222 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Howdy, I am on my way to move to Provo. I am 32 years old and single and I'm worried that there may not be many "mid singles" (the 30- 40ish age range...seasoned Mormons) to befriend and date, etc. Are there mid singles wards? And since I dont' really require BYU housing, with the mature age, where would you recommend I start looking for housing, especially since I don't really care to live with teenagers? I appreciate your help.


A: Dear swabeany,

I have a roommate that is 31 and attends the 'graduate student' ward. It's ages 25-35 and she loves it. I've worked with (and still do) quite a few single people in that age range. They have lots of regional activities for your age group as well.

Also, if you're looking for a super-easy way to meet new people (no matter what age), check out BeMatched, a friend of mine's speed dating business.

A: Dear swan:

Board Question #35079, Board Question #34951, Board Question #42487, and Board Question #45196 are only some of the many answers addressing this issue in the archives. Most of these address BYU Housing, true, but it still can give you a starting point. If by "Provo" you mean "Utah County," I might actually try heading out to Orem or Springville, since grad students and the like tend to move to those environs. If you mean Provo proper, Craigslist is always helpful: search "roommate wanted" or "space for rent," and the further the address is from BYU, the older the occupants are likely to be.

Question #47221 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What was your high school graduation song (for your class specifically)? Ours was "In This Diary" by The Ataris

- Nostalgic

A: Dear Nostalgic ~

"I Can Go the Distance" from Hercules... and... something else I don't remember. It was a popular song sung by a female artist.

Apparently I'm not quite as nostalgic as you are.

~ Dragon Lady
A: Dear Nostalgic,

"Love Me When I'm Gone" by 3 Doors Down.

Yeah...it was pretty awful.

A: Dear Nostalgic,

If I remember correctly, ours was "You Can't Stop The Beat" from Hairspray. The sound in the building was so horrendous that it was impossible to hear the choir sing, but no one really cared.

A: Dear everyone:

Wh-what? What is this phenomenon of which you speak? I'm completely serious. Pop songs? When? At graduation?

We . . . we had a school song. Four-part harmony, very subdued. It wasn't specific to our class. It was about looking to the light, standing on the shoulders of giants: Honor, Beauty, Wisdom, you know.

For the Senior issue of our school newspaper, we chose a song to fit our class. I chose "When It's Over" by Sugar Ray. ("All the things that [we] used to know have gone out the window.") Was it like that?

Culture shock. It ain't just for non-Mormons or international students.

Question #47220 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I need the board to help me settle an argument with a friend. I'm a huge Battlestar Galactica fan and my friend constantly makes fun of me for it. Not in a mean way, but in a “ha ha, you’re a sci-fi geek” way. Anyway, I just found out he's big into Fantasy Football. I told him that he could no longer make fun of me because Fantasy Football is as geeky as Battlestar Galactica, if not more so. Anyway, I bet him that more people probably watch Battlestar Galactica than play Fantasy Football. He thinks the numbers won't even come close (in favor of Fantasy Football). Now, as far as I know Fantasy Football is only played in the United States, but Battlestar Galactica is shown around the world, is streamed on the web and rented and sold in DVD format. Can you help?

- I'm not a Cylon

A: Dear Not a Cylon

From what I've been able to find, it doesn't look good for your argument.

According to this article, from 2006, "there are currently between 15 million and 18 million fantasy sports players in the U.S. The number of players has grown 7 percent to 10 percent a year for the past three years." So, currently (if that rate of growth were constant) there would be somewhere between 17,173,500 fantasy football players in the U.S. on the low end, and 21,780,000 on the high end of estimates.

According to this article, 2.1 million U.S. viewers tuned in to view the season premiere of season 4. Now, both these statistics are U.S.-based, and you make a good point that Battlestar is more likely to have a world-wide following than American football. However, I find it exceedingly unlikely that you will be able to pick up an additional 20 million regular watchers of Battlestar even through the additional streams you mentioned.

I haven't been able to find any statistics about actual total of DVD sales or foreign ratings. But the DVDs are mostly purchased by the hardcore fans. Certainly there are people who watch the show on DVD and not in original broadcasts, but that is probably the minority of the purchases on DVD. And owners of the DVDs may lend them out to get friends hooked, but not 20 million friends.

Based on the facts I can find, it looks like Fantasy Football is more popular. Which actually surprised me, I would have guessed Battlestar Galactica.

-Humble Master
Question #47218 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When it really comes down to it, do you choose responsibility over fun, or fun over responsibility?

There are many examples of this scenario, with a more common one being homework versus your favorite hobby. But let's say someone invites you to do something during your work hours, and you know you can get the day off. Which way do you slide?

-Skipped work yesterday, maybe today too

A: Dear skipped ~

When it comes to work, I typically chose work first. Mostly because I quite depend on the money it brings in. If I can get vacation pay, then I'll consider taking a day off.

When it came to homework, I was easily persuaded that I would rather be doing something fun.

~ Dragon Lady
A: Dear Ethel,

Having a coworker that likes to skip work without notice (and sometimes doesn't even call to tell us she won't be in) has made me realize a lot more how invaluable it is to be a responsible adult and go to work, or make plans in advance if I won't be into work. With advanced notice, though, I have no problem moving my work schedule around so I can do fun things with friends.

Like DL, though, homework is an entirely different manner done at the last possible moment.

-Polly Esther
A: Dear Skipper,

I try to make the decision that will best serve me in the long run. Generally, that means I go to work, although I can take vacation days if I give enough notice. It also helps that a lot of my hobbies are solitary and not very time-sensitive, so I can fit them in around other responsibilities.

- Katya
Question #47217 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How would you classify the bias of the following media outlets using the scale that follows thereafter:
ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, NPR, Univision
C=conservative, L=liberal
1=slightly, 2=moderately, 3=extremely
No letter-0=completely unbiased

- A reader

A: Dear reader,

Disclaimer: This is my perception and opinion, not yours. Thank you.

ABC: 2L. They've been slated as part of the 'liberal media bias that's destroying the country'. In 2004, ABC employees were sent a memo to support Kerry. I'm glad they don't do things like that where I work.
CBS: 2L. I'm not really familiar with their stuff...but I do recall a little mess-up regarding some papers about W's military service that turned out to be not-quite-so-real. They tried to hurt him and ended up making him look better. Oops.
CNN: 2L. The only news I watch (more out of habit than anything else. And I like 'Morning Express with Robin Meade.). If you want to get active conservatives over-excited, bring up how CNN is pro-Palestinian and is openly sympathetic to suicide bombers, even mentioning their names! Gasp. The nerve.
FOX: 3C...really? Did you even have to ask? Bill O'Reilly? Sean Hannity? Read up on how Fox gets their news (i.e., executive memos detailing what should be covered and how). It's interesting. I promise.
NBC: 2L. More of those nasty liberals. McCain's campaign manager recently wrote a letter expressing extreme disappointment in the network's election coverage.
NPR: 1-3L. NPR admitted to liberal bias a few years back. Its degree depends on who's talking.
Univision: 2L. Univision was not shy about loving Hillary.

Naturally, the large majority of news networks deny any bias. However, I don't think you'll hear conservatives stop whining about liberal bias in the media anytime soon. The people who write the news stories have opinions of their own, which is extremely difficult to eliminate, especially if there are many people of the same orientation working together. To their credit, most networks invite guests with opposing viewpoints (although it may often be to highlight the other sides 'ignorance'). If you want to see a fun experiment, next time something fairly significant happens in the Middle East read about it from Fox News, then read about it from Al-Jazeera. It's like two completely different things happened.

-Linoleum Blownapart
Question #47214 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So when I applied for my on-campus job, the ad said "20 hours per week". But now my boss just hired a whole lot of new people and as a result, most of us don't get to work for more than 10 hours a week--others don't get to work at all. Which means our paychecks don't even cover textbooks for the semester. Is it appropriate to complain about this? Who do we complain to?

- Virtually Jobless

A: Dear virtual,

If you understood that you'd be working 20 hours a week, and now you're barely working 10, then I think you definitely have the right to lodge a complaint or at least ask for an explanation. Start with your boss, since he's the one who's making the ground-level hiring decisions. However, if your contract didn't stipulate that you'd be able to work 20 hours (it may have said something like "up to 20 hours"), you may be out of luck.

- Katya
Question #47205 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Do you know any good father/daughter relationship songs that do not mention marriage?

- The Favorite Kid

A: Dear Ethel,

You could always try "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)" by Billy Joel, "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride (get a guy to sing it and you're set), "Daddy's Hands" by Holly Dunn, "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, "Child of Mine" by Carole King or "My Father's Eyes" by Amy Grant. Bonus points if you use "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns 'n' Roses in whatever you need the songs for.

-Polly Esther
Question #47203 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Ever since I was a kid I always noticed that oil refineries would always have a tower or two that would have a flame burning from them. I think I remember someone telling me that there would always have to be someone manually controlling the flame or that there would be an explosion. Sounds like bogus to me. Could you guys tell me what this flame is, why it's always burning, and how it's controlled?

- Sweaty cheese

A: Dear Ethel,

The flaming towers on an oil refinery are known as gas burnoff vents. They are responsible for burning off excess gas and oil released by the emergency pressure relief valves during unplanned high-pressure fuel conditions. Most of the time the fire is just a simple pilot light that is always burning ready to ignite any excess gas. When there is an emergency and excess gas is released, the flame will become quite large. Without the gas burnoff vent, the excess pressure could not be released and an explosion could occur. Without the pilot light there wouldn't be anywhere to store the excess fuel. You can read more about them here.

-Polly Esther
A: Dear Sweaty ~

I have heard it told that the oil refinery north of Salt Lake is the home for the Olympic torch in between Olympic years. That's why the flame never goes out.

I also have a hand in ocean-front real estate in Arizona, if you're interested.

~ Dragon Lady
Question #47200 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How come when I pet my cats all of their tails automatically go up in the air?

-Your Mom

A: Dear YM:

According to "Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.," cats' tails stick straight up when they are excited. They must just be very glad to see you.

Question #47196 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What's a good up-beat, motivational running playlist?

I like things that sound similar to...
1.) Mika- Relax (Take it Easy)
2.) Dizzy (possibly spelled wrong) - Dance with Me
3.) Estelle - American Boy
4.) Ceasers - Jerk it out
5.) Daft Punk, up beat trance techno music with words

And I don't mind a few songs by people like sufjan, the klaxons, or animal collective for when I get tired.

I like to run for at least 2 hours, but more songs would be great to keep up the variety.


Winter Sprinter

A: Dear Winter Sprinter,

This should give you a few new ideas. You should also look into runningmusicmix.com, which in addition to featuring some insanely good music selections, also breaks down the songs into Beats Per Minute.

This is where you’re grateful that no one can hear what you listen to when you run
"Girlfriend"--Avril Lavigne
"Shut Up And Drive"--Rihanna
"Lose My Breath"--Destiny's Child
"See You Again"--Miley Cyrus
"The Pretender"--Foo Fighters
"Toxic"--Britney Spears
"We Belong"--Pat Benatar
"So What"--P!NK
"Total Eclipse of the Heart"--Bonnie Tyler
"Spice Up Your Life"--The Spice Girls

Songs where the albums they come from also work really well as running music
"Sing Me Spanish Techno"--The New Pornographers
"Paper Planes"--M.I.A.
"Supermassive Black Hole"--Muse
"Don't You Evah"--Spoon
"Shut Up And Let Me Go"--The Ting Tings
"Here It Goes Again"--Ok Go
"My Only Offer"--Mates of State
"My Name Is Jonas"--Weezer
"Breakin’ Up"--Rilo Kiley
"Steady As She Goes"--The Raconteurs

Old School
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"--The Proclaimers
"Folsom Prison Blues"--Johnny Cash
"Burning Love"--Elvis Presley
"We Didn't Start the Fire"--Billy Joel
"Eye of the Tiger"--Survivor
"Good Times Roll"--The Cars
"Sooner Or Later"--The Grass Roots
"A Little Respect"--Erasure
"I Only Want To Be With You"--Dusty Springfield

Just listen to these even if you don’t run
"Again and Again"--The Bird and the Bee
"Hopeless"--KT Tunstall
"Jarhand"--Immaculate Machine
"Rock Bottom"--The Dandy Warhols
"Don't Wake Me Up"--The Hush Sound
"All This Time"--Heartless Bastards
"Walking With A Ghost"--Tegan and Sara
"Je Cours"--Kyo

A: Dear cold and fast,

Can I just say, I love mixtape questions?

Cowboy Bebop Original Soundtrack - "Tank!" (The opening theme song to the show. Really upbeat in a jazzy sort of way.)
Devo - "Whip It"
LCD Soundsystem - "Movement"
Tokyo Police Club - "Nature Of The Experiment"
The Shins - "Kissing the Lipless" (This song is one of my most recent obsessions)
La Vela Puerca - "Llenos de Magia" (Probably the coolest modern band out of South America right now. This song is just full of energy and joy.)
Flogging Molly - "Black Friday Rule" (They have a ton of great songs but this one is long and maintains a fast, even pace. Warning, contains a couple of swears.)
Kraftwerk - "Computerliebe" (The remixed version is catchier for running, and yes, Coldplay sampled this hook.)
Radiohead - "Jigsaw Falling Into Place"
Talking Heads - "The Great Curve" (This groove is amazing.)
Crime In Stereo - "Slow Math"
Minus the Bear - "Pachuca Sunrise" (I tell people if they liked Incubus way back when, they'll like this band.)
Ladytron - "Destroy Everything You Touch"
The Pixies - "The Holiday Song" (Dedicated to HFAC, because they turned me on to the Pixies and this song is so awesome.)
Cut Copy - "Time Stands Still"
Dropkick Murphys - "(F)Lannigan's Ball"
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - "El satánico Dr. Cadillac"
The Feelies - "Crazy Rhythms"

With a shout out to !!! - "The Step," which apparently doesn't exist on the internet. That's what you get for looking for obscure stuff, I guess. Great band though. Look them up as "chk chk chk," since "!!!" doesn't really help on the googles.

Question #47188 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Hi! How many ordinances did the saints do in the actual Navuoo temple prior to leaving the area? (I know baptisms for the dead were done in the Mississippi River)..I have heard stories that when Brigham Young asked the Saints to leave there to go West that they begged him to let them stay to finish ordinances--How many did they do ?

- Anonymous

A: Dear Not-So-Anonymous-Molly:

From The Nauvoo Endowment Companies, 1845-1846, Anderson & Bergera, 2005 (the book is available in the HBLL if you'd like to look at it yourself):

Le voilà.

Question #47187 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

A couple years ago there was one section of Doctrine and Covenants (it may have been an honors section) that took a field trip to church history sites as part of the class. Now that I finally have enough credits that I don't have to register the day before the semester starts (exaggerating) I want to try to get into this class but I couldn't find it for fall semester. Is there a section of it for fall? Will it be offered winter? Is it the first half of D & C, or the second?


A: Dear CHN:

The consensus was that this was an honors Church History course, not Doctrine and Covenants.

I double-checked, and we were right.

This is the info:

REL C 341 Sec. 006
Church History 1805-'44
Richard Bennett
Trip is 24-30 Oct.; $950; you visit VT, PA, NY, and OH.

The class is only half full! If you want to add it, hasten to get an add-drop card. It meets TTh; 3-3:50; 175 JSB.

It is not being offered Winter.

Question #47186 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What would YOU ask the 100 Hour Board? (feel free to also provide the answers)

- high expectations

A: Dear h.e.:

Here are five questions I asked the Board relatively recently: Board Question #46985, Board Question #46771, Board Question #46303, Board Question #45536, and Board Question #45077.

A: Dear 100 HB,

Is now a good time to retire?

A: Dear high,

See Board Question #47179.

- the librarian
A: high expectations,

I didn't ask many questions of the Board before becoming a writer. I was cocky and thought I could find answers as well as any of these unknown online entities... As it turns out I quickly learned just how awesome all these other writers are. Now I turn to them for many of the same reasons you do. Usually this happens if something strikes my interest in a field that I don't have much experience in and I find myself wanting some input from others I hold in esteem. (I.e., my knowledge of history is weak so I might ask about which battles have been won against the most overwhelming odds.)

Most questions that fall outside of this category are more overtly opinion questions. I have come to trust and respect the writers of the Board as some of the best and brightest that BYU (and consequently, all of our generation, in my opinion) has to offer. (I.e., pros and cons of desktops or laptops, steel or nylon guitar strings, whether to raise or fold, etc.)

Basically I'd ask the Board the same things I would ask my friends; provided that I have exhausted other connections and am relatively sure the response will be worth the 100 hour wait.

Question #47185 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

If discovered appropriating classified documents at a foreign consulate reception, you should...

a) Express concern
b) Act surprised
c) Deny everything
d) all three

Emmitt Fitzhume

A: Dear Ethel,

e) Pull a Jason Bourne

-Polly Esther
A: Dear Emmitt,

e) Dive out of the 10th-story window into the nearby swimming pool, swim across while avoiding bullet fire from multiple sources, roll into the bushes and swing onto a passing bus, all while shedding your now-wet formal attire and sporting the latest water-proof leathers. Then press the secret button in your shoe to summon your autonomous top-secret bullet bike and leap onto it in the middle of a police chase. Outrun the foreign police while pulling a few stunts. Sell the story to Hollywood for millions.

Question #47149 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear Dragon Lady,

Thanks for your great answer to my question about the McDonald's on Shamai street. Your answer prompted a follow-up in my mind. At the kosher ones, do they not have any dairy like milk, milkshakes and ice cream at all, or do they just refuse to sell it in the same order as one containing meat (e.g., "Sorry, no milkshake with that burger sir")?

- supernonkosher

A: Dear supernonkosher ~

Dude. After I told you all of the people I had to contact before I got what little information I was able to give you, you have the nerve to ask a similar question? [sigh] Also, now my contacts in Jerusalem think I am very strange indeed... continually asking about kosher McDonald's...

The one person I was able to contact said,
Wow, what strange questions! I have been to a kosher McDonald's, but I don't recall if they had milkshakes. I have actually been to a couple but I never ordered anything--I am too cheap and McDonald's is not! If they do have milkshakes, though, they would most likely be made out of non-dairy milk and ice cream (like a soy substitute, or something like that).
Now that I think about it, I'm convinced that she is right. You could get really delicious ice cream all over the most kosher parts of Israel in the same restaurants that served meat. It was just non-dairy ice cream. Also, it was among my favorite ice creams. I miss them.

~ Dragon Lady
Question #47121 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My sister and I were discussing some alternative diets and she said something that set off a little *warning* light in my brain. A friend of hers told her that fruits and vegetables aren't as healthy now as say, forty years ago because soil isn't as good and produce is picked before it is ripe. According to her friend, most of the nutrients in produce come from the last two weeks of growing and if it is ripened after being picked, those nutrients won't be present in the fruits and vegetables. This was part of the reason my sister was considering supplements of some sort.

So if you're like me, you're immediately questioning the veracity of that statement. However, my basic searches on the internet didn't really tell me anything. Some of the answers I have seen on here lead me to believe that several Board writers are knowledgeable about the whole organic food movement. Do any of you know whether or not my sister's friend's statement is true?

- New Mom

A: Dear Ethel,

Your friend is correct, but for the wrong reasons. Vegetables and fruits today have less nutrients in them than they used to. This is, however, not because they are not ripe. Instead, the real reason is the increased use of soil to grow them in order to supply more and more food. In the past, farmers would rotate their crops over sections of land. Each season a different section would be used, allowing the unused sections a couple years to regain their topsoil, nutrients, and minerals. Today there is far too much demand for food to do this so the farmers grow on all sections of their land all the time. This sucks all nutrients out of the ground very quickly and does not give the soil any time to replace them. As such, vegetables and fruits grown like this have less nutrients and minerals. However, all is not lost yet. Fruits and vegetables are still very nutritious for you. You can read more about these effects here, here, and here.

-Polly Esther
A: Dear New ~

I asked Cardio Proximics your question and he pondered deeply before he gave me his opinion on the matter. (Though, I tend to put a lot of stock in his opinions. They're typically well researched.)

He said that fruits probably have all the same vitamins and minerals, but perhaps have fewer enzymes than they would if they were ripe. Why, you ask? Because when a fruit is ripe, it produces enzymes that break down the fruit (aka rotting) so that it can complete the Circle of Life. There is a very short window between when the fruit is ripe and when the fruit begins to rot. That's not enough time to pick it, ship it cross country to your local grocery store, and still have time to sell it. So, they pick it early and let it ripen along the way. We like these enzymes because they help break down the fruit so that we can digest the fruit easier, but our body also produces enzymes to break down food.

But in the words of Cardio Proximics, "Any fruit is better than no fruit!"

~ Dragon Lady
Question #47070 posted on 09/03/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was an EFY counselor last week, and our session director used this painting in one of his firesides, and I thought it was really cool. Unfortunately, I wasn't cool enough to ask him who did it or what the name of it was. However I do have a physical description:

-In the foreground, there are 2 chairs, one has fallen over with a red cloth draped over it and one is standing up with a white cloth draped over it. In the background, there is this dark gray, almost black box.

The style reminds me of a painting in the MOA directly behind the Christ Healing at the Pool of Bethesda painting, which has 3 bowls on a table with I think a red tablecloth under the bowls. Maybe it's by the same artist??

Can you help me out with some of that vital info, such as name of the work and the artist?

- This is why I'm not an art major

A: Dear This Is Why You're Not . . .:

Well, my first line of attack was to hunt down this mystery EFY director (coulda provided a name and location, there: consider this Portia's personal Passover pardoning, I guess)--am I right? were you in Provo, and it was Alec Barrow?--but he failed to get back to me.

Then, I went to the MOA, and veritable art history angels blessed me with a name and a title.

I'll be darned if it isn't this painting--Exchange #8, by Ron Richmond: