The Apt46 “about” section is brought to you via FAQ:
Q: What’s this website all about?
A: Stuff from the Internet I think is interesting, or funny.
Q: Who are you?
A: Call me Ishmael, if you must.
Q: What does “Apt46” mean?
A: Apartment 46 of La Mancha Apts (now Campus-Walk Apts) is where this website got started, hosted on a really slow computer in the hallway. It’s above the blue umbrella on the right, in the picture below.
Q: Why do you put the dollar sign ($) after dollar amounts (123$) instead of before ($123), which is the usual and right-proper customary manner?
A: Because the traditional way is awkward to read: $123 reads as “dollars one hundred twenty-three”, so you have to do mental gymnastics for some odd reason in order to get to the normal way it should read, which is “one hundred twenty-three dollars” — also how you would naturally read this: 123$. Not to mention that by convention, the units are always behind the number — probably for the same reason as above. So you have people that are 6 ft tall, marathons that are 26.2 miles long and cars that weigh 2,000 lbs. It would be really stupid if cars weighed “lbs 2,000”, but for some reason $123 isn’t completely ridiculous. Well it is: humanity just got used to it, like a frog in boiling water.
Q: What ranking system do you use for rating movies, TV shows, girls, restaurants, etc?
A: It’s a simple 1-10 scale, with adjectives attached:
- 1: Awful
- 2: Bad
- 3: Pretty bad
- 4: Not good
- 5: Average
- 6: Pretty good
- 7: Good
- 8: Very good
- 9: Excellent
- 10: Perfect