First the Kennedy retirement, now this; this has been a terrible week for public intelligence. Thank you, Cecil, for making me laugh out loud in the middle of a used bookstore in 1986, when I came across the first Straight Dope book and spent the next hour shifting from foot to foot as I stood in the aisle reading it through.
Later, when I got my first computer and could get on line, what do you think the first thing I looked for was? Porn, of course. But the very next thing was the Dope, where I discovered the SDMB. I’ve been here, off and on, ever since.
So thank you, Unca Cecil, Little Ed, and Slug - thank you from the bottom of my heart.