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What's your favorite holiday food? Eggnog, of course! 291 out of
756 responses voted for everyone's favorite reason to bring some variety to
the otherwise-monotonous dairy case. Beer was a close second with 219,
gingerbread scored 173 votes, and even the much-maligned fruitcake got
We also got some notes about the rich variety of Jewish holiday food.
We agree with Valerie Kaplan and her recommendation of Hannukah
gelt: everyone loves chocolate money, and Gail Gurman's passionate
defense of latkes did not go unheeded.
What element are you?
Not many responses to our latest random question: if you were an element,
what would your symbol be? We'll keep
the lines open for another day on this one. So far, here's
what we've got:
- Jeff Zugale (Zg) is
made entirely of Zugalium (zoo-gail'-ee-um), a "stranger-than-fiction
rare element". Unless, of course, he is not.
- Denton Froese (Na) wishes he was sodium: "Which leads me to
the final reason -- the anthropomorphic phrasing of your question. If I
actually *were* sodium, I'd have to be constantly covered in mineral oil,
and always treated gently, out of both fear and respect. Not a bad way to
- Michelle Huffman (Br) believes that "you are what you
consume", and so her symbol, Br, represents a "pleasant mixture of hops
and barley". (If Br is unavailable, she'll take Gn or Hp.) (Guinness
or Harp, thanks for asking.)