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Take a little trip.
Farewell to the gandy dancers.
Clowns to the left of us, jokers on the right?
Let's go to the Hop (Oh Batman), let's go to the Hop.
Is that a machete in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
That's heavy, man. Also rocking!
Nature, red in tooth and claw. Especially at the movies.
Food finds from Doper minds.
The Teeming Millions are seeing stars.
Now with lemony fresh power!
Dopers have no excuse … but they're trying.
Something's hunting. And hungry. Help find the beast. (Not for the sensitive.)
It's that one weird trick Dopers know.
Dopers see things clearly.
Going round and round with buckets and barrels.
Proof that guessing someone's age can be tricky.
Wade in the water, unless you're really fast. Really really fast.
Tell me three ways.
The Teeming Millions do the Dauphin dance.
This is a Straight Dope Emergency Network August tomato warning.
Watery tarts not included.
The Teeming Millions hopscotch finely between the lines.
To the moon, Alice! With a handspring double front.
The Teeming Millions deal with the crisis of no olives.
Not quite published, but we all want to read it just the same.
Go from A to Z, just once.
Don't look now, but the joke's on you.
It's THEM! But what exactly?
What happens when The Teeming Millions gets their ice cream to go.
It's take your shark to a deli day at academicpursuits.us.
That's the sound of the man working on the chain gang.
Flight of the Concorde. Grounded.
When there's dunking to be done, this is where you go.
Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes wearing his disguise. And a parachute.
The Teeming Millions shed some light on lights.
Have some Chateau Greybar Hotel 2016.
Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.
Man, it's hot! Dopers cool it down with their favorite summer beverages.
Why Uncle Moneybags didn't drive a Mini.
The Teeming Millions discuss a hairy subject.
Man on a wire … but not on film.
Why olives in Spain are mainly not served plain.
They're big and round. They're all around. But why?
Getting a bad night's sleep? Might not be all it's cracked up to be.
My fellow Americans, brace yourselves.
So good … but not good for you.
It's a matter of taste ... and funk.
Why would they do this? Because it obstructs their view of Venus.
Some things are better Machine made.
Which country has the most generous free-speech protections?