April 17th, 2009

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Advice columns

Who writes letters to advice columns? Dear Abby, Dear Prudence, Dear Cary Tenis... what motivates people to send a question to these bozos?

I guess if you like how they write it might be fun to see your question addressed. But it's not like any advice columnists are actually good writers. (Maybe Dan Savage.)

If you need actual advice, ask.mefi is the way to go. Collective intelligence at work.