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Help Desk Confessionals

I'm a systems administrator who provides tech support, data analysis, and report generation for about 300 users. No support staff. No other help. Just me.

Classical Story

Saturday, October 11, 2008

(From LARadio.com)

Andrew Vactor of Urban, Ohio, was facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo. But a judge offered to reduce that to $35 if Vactor spent 20 hours listening to Classical music by the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

Vactor, 24, lasted only about 15 minutes, a probation officer said.

It wasn't the music, Vactor said, he just needed to be at practice with the rest of the Urbana University basketball team. "I didn't have the time to deal with that," he said. "I just decided to pay the fine."

Champaign County Municipal Court Judge Susan Fornof-Lippencott says the idea was to force Vactor to listen to something he might not prefer, just as other people had no choice but to listen to his loud rap music. "I think a lot of people don't like to be forced to listen to music," she said. (Thanks to Irene Hause for the story)
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Dallas 30th Reunion

J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) and the Southfork Ranch - an American institution.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

(from laradio.com)

It was the first day of school and a new student named Pedro Martinez, the son of a Mexican restaurateur, entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American history. "Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death?' "She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Pedro, who had his hand up. "Patrick Henry, 1775."

"Very good!" said the teacher. "Now, who said, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth?"

Again, no response except from Pedro: "Abraham Lincoln, 1863."

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed! Pedro, who is new to our country, knows more about its history than you do!"

She heard a loud whisper: "Screw the Mexicans!"

"Who said that?" she demanded.

Pedro put his hand up. "Jim Bowie, 1836."

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke." The teacher glared and asked, "All right! Now, who said that?"

Again, Pedro answered, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."

Now furious, another student yelled, "Oh yeah? Suck this!"

Pedro jumped out of his chair waving his hand and shouting to the teacher, "Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now, with almost a mob hysteria, someone said, "You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you!"

Pedro frantically yelled at the top of his voice, "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."

The teacher fainted, and as the class gathered around her on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're in BIG trouble now!"

Pedro whispered, "Saddam Hussein, 2003."

Finally someone throws a eraser at Pedro, someone shouted "Duck"! The teacher, just waking, asked "Who said that?

Pedro called out, "Dick Cheney 2006!"
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Thursday, May 04, 2006

"What do you call a black guy in a bank with a gun? A security gaurd, ya racist!"
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Nosepicking for Pleasure

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

More so than masturbation, I can now pick my nose without feeling guilty.
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Day Without Immigrants

Monday, May 01, 2006

We are the people who come here to work, often without benefits, at substandard wages, and are probably discriminated one way or another.

The Bill has it all wrong.

The criminals are the ones who do not work but collect welfare and benefits, the company CEOs who leave their jobs with billion dollar pension plans, and are probably the ones who discriminate.

God bless America. Posted by Picasa
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

(from laradio.com) Posted by Picasa
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Live Action Simpsons Opening

Thursday, March 30, 2006

This is way too cool...

posted by Carl from L.A., 2:06 PM | link | 2 comments |