martin garner was as fantastic in print as numbers is on tv. he patiently explains a riddle about meeting two natives at a fork in the road. one represents the tribe of truth-tellers, the other liars. what one question do you ask and to whom.

it’s taken me years, but i think i’d ask one if he was alive and if he couldn’t unequivocally say yes, i’d tell (not ask) the other to take me down the correct fork.