Joanie Caucus-Wannabe (USA)
1-800-PUNCHLINE
When you can't solve a newspaper crossword, there's usually a number to call for answers or hints, and in any case you can just see the answers in the next day's paper. But what about the comics? Half the time, I have no idea what Doonesbury is talking about. No, I'm not a Republican, but I unfortunately don't know the name of every Congressperson from Idaho, or what bills they voted against in 1989. And I _never_ understand why Cathy is funny.

So why isn't there a number to call that explains this sort of thing?

Reward: A lifetime subscription to the Washington Post.

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