When I was in high school I was kind of nerdy, therefore I was
picked on for the entire four years. As of late I’ve been
getting on the Internet, going to the alumni section of my high
school web-page and finding the e-mails and mailing addresses
of my former tormentors. I then pepper them and their families
with ridiculous amounts of hate e-mails and letters. This makes
me feel good, but I think it may be illegal. Is it?
What you are doing is probably illegal and definitely cowardly.
But the law can be bypassed in the name of honor, pride and
glory. Thusly, I have one word for you: duels!! I too was nerdy
in high school. I found that words, threats and the like weren’t
effective unless they were followed by a duel! I’d say
something like, “You may be a star defensive lineman,
but can you face up to a true test of courage in the form of
a duel?” I know you missed your chance back in the ’70s
Barrett. Thus I implore you to restore your honor. Go to your
tormentors’ houses and propose a solution, by way of a
Why does commercial radio suck? Some stations play the same
lame songs about 10 times a day. Why is this?
– Curious Brian
Unprecedented monopolies in the telecommunications business,
the mass-marketing machines of monolithic record companies and
the fickle tastes of the public at large all contribute to the
lameness of commercial radio. Be that as it may, Brian, I don’t
think you are providing a sound alternative when you constantly
drive up and down Main Street blaring old Ratt tapes.
– Happy listening!,
I notice that sometimes the answers divers give are strictly
to get a cheap laugh. People write in with legitimate problems,
yet the team of divers belittles them and makes light of their
situations. I don’t think the divers are really all that
funny or entertaining. What do you think of that?
– Allen Liska,
Dear Allen “Gem Village Idiot” Liska,
I don’t claim to be funny or entertaining. However, I
do love to belittle people, especially computer geeks who e-mail
newspapers just to see their names in print.
-Thanks for writing,
Dan Groth from the Buzz House
Interesting Fact: Dan is possibly the most well
read diver in Durango
Years in the industry:
On and off for four years
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Is America really the fattest nation on the planet? The reports
I see on the news claim we are, and there is a fast food restaurant
on every corner. Is this really true?
– Hungry in Hesperus
Dear Hungry in Hesperus,
I have heard that we are the fattest nation in the world.
I have also heard that you are the fattest person in Hesperus.
Is it “Purgatory at DMR” or is it “DMR at
Purgatory?” Or, is it just “Purgatory?”
I am deeply confused and need to clear this up.
– Halcyon on Hades
Dear Halcyon on Hades,
I’ll need to consult my copy of Dante’s Purgatorio,
(1961. Trans. by John Ciardi; Penguin Books USA Inc. New York).
Let’s see here ... hmmm, line 36 of Canto III states:
“He is insane who dreams that he may learn by mortal
reasoning the boundless orbit three persons in one substance
fill and turn.” I take this to mean that all three names
are applicable when referring to the ski resort in question.