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Dr. Know: Scabies!!


Dr. Know
All right, Dr. Know, I got fucking scabies. What do I do? Do I buy a cream for it at Walgreens? Or can I cure it with sulfur and tick spray, like the Internet claims? And finally, does this mean I   More
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Vancouverites Cometh


Dr. Know
I’ve always been puzzled about the economic matrices of people who work in Portland and live in Vancouver. Do they create a net economic gain or loss for our city and state? —When Yaks Attack Va   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: TriMet Fuzz?


Dr. Know
I recently saw a TriMet bus zooming up Southeast Powell Boulevard with the word “Police” where the route name and number usually are. Was the driver trying to signal that I should call the cops   More
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Big Quake - Sez Who?


Dr. Know
A colleague gave me this “WWsomething” rag, and I had the misfortune of opening it to your column. So, there was a big coastal earthquake 300 years ago, huh? How do they know?  Who was in Ore   More
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Monster Earthquakes


Dr. Know
  If a monster earthquake strikes off the Oregon Coast, could the resulting tsunami come all the way up the Columbia River and flatten downtown Portland? —Seismic Citizen This is a popular mi   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Rinsed Recycling?


Dr. Know
Like most Portlanders, I like to recycle those things I can. Sometimes, it takes a while to get containers rinsed clean. With all that rinse water wasted vs. adding to the landfills, what’s a good   More
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: Cranes & Earthquakes


Dr. Know
Like most downtown construction sites, the one near my office is dominated by a very tall, very slender crane. In an earthquake, these things seem like they’d keel right over. Should I duck? —S   More
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: "Explain David Wu" winner revealed!


Dr. Know
Last week, you’ll recall that I suspended the “actual work” portion of this column to host the Great “Explain David Wu” Sweepstakes. Readers were invited to spin away nagging questions regar   More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr Know: Explain David Wu


Dr. Know
We all behave erratically once in a while. Whether it’s sending your ex-girlfriend 50 text messages in an hour or building a two-way radio to talk to God, sometimes you have to do a little fast t   More
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MARTY SMITH

Dr. Know: OPB and the Egyptian Revolution


Dr. Know
I’m sure WW readers noticed OPB radio suspended its pledge drive while the Egyptians were revolting. OPB seemed pretty proud of itself, but weren’t officials just following NPR’s decision? —Helen Highwater If you think the Egyptians were revolting, you should meet my ex-wife. Ba-da-BOOM!  But seriously, folks, Helen’s question reflects the popular misconception (popular with me, anyway) that OPB’s pledge drive is part of a monolithic National Pledge Week during which all public radio stations badger you for cash simultaneously.   More
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 MARTY SMITH
 

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