Re: What's a good twelve dollar question?

I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory. (
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 11:10:35 -0600

> I've been checking out - and I'm trying to think of
> a "hard" question that's worth my shelling out twelve dollars for
> an answer. Anyone have any suggestions?

How about, "What question would actually be worth my shelling out twelve bucks
give or take a penny, and how can I retaliate if I don't like the answer?" Or,
"Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10, and hot dog buns in packages of 8?"

Seriously, though (or at least as seriously as I generally get), this is a
legitimate endeavor, the sum of all bits greatly exceeding the sum of all clues.
Although it's not usually marketed to the unwashed masses like this. That was
inevitable, I s'pose. Sometimes goes under the name "Information Broker".

> Hey Rohit, how come you don't want to work for them?

$1.79 for that one. Dumb looks remain free.


What has it got in its pocketses, precioussss?