Question: At the risk of displaying my woeful ignorance, I must ask: What does "TBDBTPTB" mean (Ask Ausiello 6/1)? And, yes, even I know the first part, "TBD," means "To Be Determined." Please be gentle. — Joanne

Ausiello: Hey, don't be so hard on yourself, Joanne. That's a very fair question. The last five letters stand for "By The Powers That Be." Was that gentle enough?