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  • Barack Obama, meet Jack Aufinday

    09/06/2009 7:23:22 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 1 replies · 517+ views
    vanity | 09/06/09 | Old Professer
    What's behind Barack's bad picks?
  • Is This Worth Reading

    09/01/2009 10:01:40 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 6 replies · 397+ views
    Vanity essay ^ | Sept 1st 2009 | Ken Roberts
    When I was a child, I looked up to see all that was, now its just reversed and I look down to see what I missed. At times it's like the two meet in between and the past comes up to meet me as I fall directly into its path:
  • Another Exciting Dumb Day

    09/01/2009 9:03:36 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 1 replies · 329+ views
    none | Old Professer
    Summer came late that year, slowly uncurling and with seemingly great effort, she rose from the frost-covered grass, wiped her eyes clear with the last bit of passing fog and looked down upon the small boy and his cock-eared dog scurrying about on the remains of what appeared to be a homemade battlefield of sorts. There, on the ground ,were bits and pieces of white plastic, tattered paper shards, a few greyish-white, silver dollar sized discs of single-ply cardboard and literally dozens of displaced tiny craters of splotchy dirt. The dog, nose to the ground, was sniffing determinedly about while...
  • Some of Earth's Troubles Should Face Burial at Sea scientists say

    01/30/2009 10:36:32 AM PST · by Old Professer · 14 replies · 490+ views ^ | 1/28/09 | various
    More outrageous schemes to stop Climate Change, must read whole thread.
  • An Uninspired Opus? From My Heart

    11/02/2008 8:44:39 PM PST · by Old Professer · 6 replies · 427+ views
    Occasionally people mistake me for a retired professor, not encouraged; more often they think I'm a poor speller; in an earlier life I was one of the first kicked off for excessive vanities and pled my way back on (something I'm still unproud of); this weekend I became for the first time a sports nut; not sports in general but one underrated, unappreciated team resurrected by an audacious break with political correctness, rescued by a frustrated coach and victorious climaxes.
  • What Happened to the Original Obama/Joe interview video

    10/17/2008 5:49:11 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 8 replies · 597+ views
    My wife is not very political but after so much shouting from the garage she wanted to know what was my problem; so I told her all the stuff about Joe the Plumber and she hadn't seen the original full length video of the meetins on Joe's lawn and The One..
  • What Happened with Gerbers Baby Wash

    08/31/2008 12:13:09 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 16 replies · 171+ views
    My wife and daughter have been all around Nashville, Tn. looking for Gerber baby bath and all the stores have none; does anybody know if it has pulled from the market? If so does anybody know why?
  • With Apologies to Abe Lincoln

    02/12/2008 3:22:24 PM PST · by Old Professer · 1 replies · 24+ views
    Me | 02/12/08 | Ken Roberts
    Into the village of Perfect one day came limping this bedraggled and scruffy dog upon three legs. So sad the dog did seem to be that the hamlet’s sole Holy man was taken hold as though by a flash from above in his pity and shame for the creature’s suffering and loss of pride which imaged that of the people who milled about the square as the poor dog hobbled his way amid them. The people, thought the Holy one, they see not the dog, as they see not their own slowed and stilted gait as the village’s name had...
  • Where Do We Go in a Post-conservative America?

    01/23/2008 2:12:24 PM PST · by Old Professer · 35 replies · 93+ views
    none | 01/23/08 | Old Professer
    What we have just witnessed was the collapse of the Reagan Conservative movement; it began right after Bush-the-Elder reneged on his No New Taxes pledge and crumbled after sputtering through eight long years in the Clinton desert only to gasp and kick fitfully on a cold, winter's evening while Bush-theYounger was off making nice with the Palestinians.
  • Name Ten Different Things in Your House That are Carbon-Free

    11/03/2007 9:49:48 AM PDT · by Old Professer · 59 replies · 155+ views
    Carbon taxes are coming; carbonless fuels are being demanded; carbon dioxide is now viewed as a pollutant. Just how dependent are we on carbon and all the products utilizing carbon for our daily activities? I can only name two items in my entire household that contain zero carbon in their makeup; can you do better?
  • Need Computer Help Shockwave

    02/27/2007 8:01:36 AM PST · by Old Professer · 11 replies · 479+ views
    2/27/07 | Ken Roberts
    Everytime I download Shockwave I get a message saying successful but it won't go on.
  • We Found Maggie's Ornament

    12/16/2006 4:12:25 PM PST · by Old Professer · 28 replies · 832+ views
    Old Professer
    Have you ever had your heart stolen? I mean just a drop-dead moment in time when you knew that you had to do what needed to be done.
  • Spyware Doctor Did I just waste 29.95?

    10/19/2005 8:27:16 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 102 replies · 3,150+ views
    10/19/05 | Old Professser
    The past ten days I have been getting ad windows while my hard drive spins up and I can only see the ad when I exit. I downloaded and paid for Spyware Doctor after it told me that I had 166 "infections" and set the "on guard" function assuming it would remove the infections. They are still there and every time I try to find a removal tool it only gives me the option of scanning. Have I been had?
  • Am I the only one who couldn't get FR recently?

    07/12/2005 1:47:15 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 55 replies · 1,434+ views
    At the height of the landfall of Dennis, I couldn't get into FR. Earlier today I had the same problem. Can anybody tell me if this was a server problem or did I do something wrong?
  • Need Freeper help on recording 8mm camera to VHS

    03/21/2005 5:08:02 PM PST · by Old Professer · 24 replies · 409+ views
    3/21/05 | Old Professer
    Mayhem reigns in my household; my wife and daughter just got back from Great Lakes where my future son-in-law graduated from basic training and is directly entering A school. She borrowed a camera to record the events, a Samsung 8MM SCL901 which, when plugged directly into the AV inputs of the TV works fine to watch it, but when plugged into either of the VHS recorders we have here won't record. What am I (we) doing wrong?
  • Need Help: Daughter's Fiance Graduating Navy Boot Camp 3/18 Affordable Decent Hotel/Motel?

    02/10/2005 12:42:32 PM PST · by Old Professer · 30 replies · 1,155+ views
    Old Professer | 2/10/05 | Ken Roberts
    My only daughter's boyfriend of three years and my future son-in-law will be graduating from boot camp on the 13th of March and we will have to drive to Great Lakes, Illinois from Nashville Tennessee on the 17th and spend the night; none of us knows the area.
  • The Student (Vanity-trying to use Word)

    02/02/2005 9:04:12 AM PST · by Old Professer · 18 replies · 465+ views
    Old Professer | Feb 02, 2005 | Ken Roberts
    I took my usual seat by the door so that I could enjoy the breeze that stirred the leaves on my worn notebook, now tattered by days of scratching, rubbing and starting over. Each time a leaf fluttered briefly I looked up expecting to see what I had come for only to turn back to my worn nub of a pencil wondering why I had ever accepted this assignment in the first place. “Go to a public place; write a descriptive narrative,” the E-mail instructed. How more public could a place be than the Newtown Public Library? Well, here I...
  • What happened to my Slave Window?

    12/12/2004 8:11:52 PM PST · by Old Professer · 80 replies · 1,535+ views
    Okay, so I'm off the forum for a few hours, why did it change?
  • I Uninstalled Windows SP2 and got my Computer Back; but I'm still Missing my D Drive Partition

    11/15/2004 12:04:56 AM PST · by Old Professer · 50 replies · 1,716+ views
    A little while back I posted a comment that my D:\ drive partition had suddenly become corrupted and failed; try as I might, I can't get it back; since then, other mysterious molasses-mix malaise has bogged down my bodacious big-bucks budget-busting hustle to be the firstest with the mostest attempt at competing with the fast-fingered ever-alert avantgarde here on this oft-visited site...
  • I downloaded XPSP2 and had to disable SpySweeper

    10/29/2004 11:08:43 PM PDT · by Old Professer · 21 replies · 746+ views
    10/30/04 | ken roberts
    Spy Sweeper is more like a nanny than a maid; MS Windows is a nag; I bit the bullet.