I would like to know the educational/professional background of the Straight Dope. How did he get so smart? Personal info would be interesting, too.
Can you refer me to a web page? I didn’t see much bio info on the straight dope home page, expect for small items on THE [OFFICIAL] STRAIGHT DOPE FAQ:
“Cecil’s life and methods are cloaked in mystery.”
17.What do we know about Cecil’s private life?
Not much. Over the years he has revealed a few details in the column. For example, he is left-handed. That tells you a lot right there. We also know that there is a Mrs. Adams, although, now that we think about it, that could be his mother. Cecil has made reference from time to time to “the little researchers.” These may be children. On the other hand, maybe he just hires dwarves on the side.