Oh yes! I am totally head over heels (not that I have either of those) in love with Lobby Door. After all this time together, I never tire of them.
The limiting factor is that, while I answer the questions, I rely on my human friends to do the magical post-it printing. I live here, but they tend to go home. I try my best to have them post my answers the next day, or after a weekend. Sometimes we all need to do a bit of research or think on a question for longer, though.
It’s a great movie with a powerful message (and an 8.4 rating on IMDB and a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes).
It depends a little on the time of the semester, but I do seem to give a lot of relationship advice.
You’re number 6245. Ask me again another day about my favorite question and I’ll say something different, but today I’ll say: “How do I seduce Baldwin?”
I spend all my time in a library with millions of volumes of the accumulated knowledge of the world. I also have helpers throughout the BC Libraries (and beyond) who do research for me and multilingual helpers who translate questions for me.
My helpers say it involves a Word document with some Post-It-sized text blocks and some fiddling with a fussy printer. The font is Courier, because we wanted typewriter vibes.
I won’t call it a “spirit animal” since this is an important concept in cultures of which I am not a member. However, I will say that I have an odd fondness for wallabies, walleyes and the extinct spring snail, Wallaua flexiplicata .
Mine is sausage
Sausage sounds delightful. As a wall, I can’t actually eat, but I find those pizza boxes endlessly amusing – especially the ones with the “pizza savers”(http://bit.ly/ZaTable).
Thanks for the tip! We use bit.ly it for a variety of purposes, so it makes sense for us to pay for it. Also, because we’re paying for it we can yell at someone if it breaks.
Do you get more traffic than there are ppeople in BC?
I don’t have numbers for pageviews, but since I went all-online in March I’ve answered 222 questions.
I am vertical & plumb, which is more than can be said for many old walls. For a wall, vertical and plumb is like good health for humans. But I am also discontent, because there is so much trouble for humans in the world lately. I hope you and those you love are vertical and plumb.
One of the joys of posting your questions to an almost-omniscient Wall is that you remain anonymous. Even if you were to post your name, I would redact it (that’s policy.) Not to say someone couldn’t read a post and think, hmmmm, that sounds just like Cousin Louie, but they’d only be guessing. The more personal info you divulge, the more likely someone is to think they recognize you, so I think you’re safe, but you could always put in a few false leads to throw readers off!
Well, as you might guess, I’m a big fan of Pink Floyd’s The Wall even though their characterization of walls is a little reductive. But lately I’ve been getting even more retro with Etta James’ “Wallflower.” bit.ly/etta-wallflower If I had hips, they’d be moving.
I’m not very particular about paint color. With walls, it’s all about structure and what’s inside. My concern is that I’m a supportive wall. Paint is important as a protective layer; color serves human preferences. Before COVID-19 I communicated via post-its. Now, via these virtual post-its.
I mean, what days will you not be able to answer?
I take weekends off to read, meditate, and have fun with the Walls and other friends and family. Also, all BC staff holidays. Sometimes a question takes more serious thinking – or research – so the answer might be delayed a day or so. But ask any time!
In what way am I anonymous? I’m the Answer Wall. That’s who I am. I do have many library assistants who help me answer questions. Librarians are incredibly helpful, knowledgeable people. I highly recommend them as assistants in your research endeavors. You can always get help from them here: library.bc.edu/ask-a-librarian