I discovered Cecil’s “The Straight Dope” book quite a while ago in the library and loved it. Then one day I saw a link to TSD on AOL’s welcome page, so I followed it, having read the first book. The length of the message board was prohibitive, as I didn’t know how to “Mark all read,” but eventually I caught on and have been with it off and on ever since.
And BTW, can anyone possibly convince the Provo, Utah library to buy all of Cecil’s books? They only have the first one, and I’m too cheap to buy the books myself. But I guess that the SDMB has been such a good source of entertainment for me for so long, I probably owe Cece at least the cost of a couple of paperback books. Never mind.