Just Ask Alice
DEAR ALICE: Since Harold Camping’s prediction that the end of the world or Rapture would happen on May 21 didn’t come true, is he making other predictions?
—CURIOUS IN CAMPTOWN
DEAR CUR: Yes, but this time he’s chosen to make a prediction with better odds that it will actually happen. He’s predicting that the end of the month will come on June 30.
DEAR ALICE: How was it that TV came to be known as a medium?
DEAR WO: It’s because the stuff you see on TV is hardly ever well done.
DEAR ALICE: My uncle is constantly giving me advice and most of the time what he tells me is wrong. How can I get him to stop?
DEAR POO: Tell your uncle you’ve decided to stop taking his free advice because it’s worth what you pay for it.
DEAR ALICE: My husband is suggesting that when he retires next year we spend several years visiting our nation’s national parks in our RV. Any suggestions?
DEAR HAP: I hear that some national parks have a waiting list of a year or more for reservations. For me, waiting a year for an opportunity to sleep in the woods seems outlandish.
DEAR ALICE: My wife and I will soon be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Can you suggest a nice place I can take her?
DEAR LOV: Not really. I’m not the person to ask about this. My husband has taken me to all sorts of places, but I’ve always managed to find my way back.
DEAR ALICE: What’s your definition of a geek? I hear this word used often but don’t really know what it means.
—WONDERING IN WYSOX
DEAR WOND: A geek is someone who has to log onto the internet to find out how to use a phonebook.