Q: Hey, Mark, how come you never seem to know the answers to any questions? Except for the older ones, it seems like you’re too stupid or lazy to answer questions yourself anymore.
A: It’s not that I never know the answers, I’ve just been too lazy to post them when I do. Instead, I just email the answer back. For years, I’ve only posted the ones I don’t know.
No more. I’ve decided to stop doing that. From now on, I will post all questions here, not just the ones I don’t know. That way, everyone can benefit from the useless information lodged in my brain, not just the lucky emailer. This doesn’t let Carol off the hook (thanks, Carol!), or any of the other faithful unfortunates burdened with NatLamp fun facts to unload here. But the world will now know that I am doing my part in this completely trivial endeavor.