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Who is Cecil Adams?
Is that a gun you're toting or are you just glad to see me?
Turn out the lights and duck.
Mr. President … of the Galaxy!
The English language takes such a hit it has to ride in the whambulance.
Why it's not a good idea to play in the Wild Kingdom.
One of the serious questions of our time. Because too much is never enough.
When going to the bank was a much bigger deal than it is today.
The point being the better to hear you, my dear.
Rats and squirrels and snakes, oh my!
Memories, like the corners of your mind ... or your DVR.
It's nail guns at dawn.
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Dopers give helpful hints on The Great Divide.
Some hit the nail on the head while others claw for an answer.
Welcome to celluloid reality, where things work differently.
They almost said it first.
Join the Dopers in a targeted discussion — but you might catch some flak.
Made by man, costs the earth.
We knew you would say that.
Dopers give a civics lesson on Why We Vote.
When life gives you lemons, make electricity.
Bad science. Bad scientists. Good Dopers.
Beam us up, Scotty … well, maybe not.
Dopers chew over the grain of rural life.
They, for one, welcome their new robot overlords.
Space, the final frontier of nomenclature.
An exercise in branding trumps the evening.
What's in a name? Apparently the last can be first and the first can be last.
The Teeming Millions find it is hard to rub out their errors..
Go to the opera and help a Doper out.
Go to the movies and change your life.
The Dopers attempt to figure out what cats get up to.
You've heard of Rosetta Stone? Here's her cousin Blarney.
The Teeming Millions discuss a story not worth beans.
It's those little things that annoy so much.
It's the right way to be.
What's for dinner and is it good for me?
The Dopers revisit the hits of the fabulous '70s.
You're sitting there watching and it's good and then there it is dammit.
How ya doing, cuz?
What's in a name? Everything.
Super people, real problems.
Bugged by your drinking water?
Hey diddle diddle, what time is it?
Give us your java jive.
He's got a rock.
What a sap!
Figure out the movie, win no prize.
The Dopers are quickly bouncing this idea around.
Treat your sweetie to a movie for Valentine's Day.
Which country has the most generous free-speech protections?