frequently unasked questions

Sup y'all

Repar T here to answer your frequently unasked questions. This is the definitive source for arcane, esoteric trivia of the most obscure sort. If you have a question you’d like to see added to this page, use the form below to ask it.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

T stands for Toscanini. My parents didn’t have a name ready for me when I was born and actually waited a couple of weeks to come up with a name for me. During that period, my father could only get me to go to sleep by playing one of Toscanini’s recordings. Apparently only Toscanini music would put me to sleep. So, to honor Arturo Toscanini for his heroic contributions to household tranquility, my middle name became Toscanini. Hence, Repar T.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

Like a lot of things these days it is completely meaningless. My father wanted me to have a name that I could make my own, one no one else had, and one that had no baggage or expectations associated with it. Legend has it that Mom wanted to call me Robert. Mom and Dad discussed it for days before deciding. In the end, they played ‘rock, paper, scissors’ for the privilege of naming me, and Dad won.

Your pen pal,
Repar T

You never see super heroes put their hands in their pockets. They don’t seem to have allergies or sneeze. Don’t have to shower. Don’t get poison ivy. They never seem to ever have to clean their house like the rest of us. How do they get away with that? At my house dirt just seems to materialize out of thin air.  When was the last time you heard of a super-hero sweeping their kitchen? That’s another thing. None of them cook. Have you ever seen a vegan super hero? Can you imagine what a nightmare that would be?

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