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Don't Take Requests

A Baltimore-area classic-rock radio station, WQSR aka "Jack-FM", boasts that it doesn't take listener requests for songs to put on the air. It does, however, play messages from its call-in line. One of those that tickled me was actually a self-referential paradox:

Jack, my request is that you don't take requests.

Now, what can they do? If they don't take requests, they've just taken his; if they do, then they can't.

(cf. DoMeta (1999-05-08), ExceptionsRule (2002-11-29), and anything about Gödel's Theorem ...) - ^z - 2012-01-23