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Postby broberds on Wed Jan 10, 2001 2:14 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lee Herold:
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BoxJam, I thought you told me in your last private email that Bob <I>IS</I> a jerk, <I>ALWAYS WAS</I> a jerk, and <I>ALWAYS WILL BE</I> a jerk, and that despite all that, you still find him to be a very attractive man.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>In a purely heterosexual way.<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Wed Jan 10, 2001 10:32 am

Woo. THAT was fun.<P>Thanks for all your guesses, everybody!<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:01 am

Knowing Bob, <A HREF="http://www.soaprope.com/d/20010110.html" TARGET=_blank>today's strip's newspaper's pictures</A>
in the last panels actually depict
something.<P>Take guesses what, and if Bob's not a jerk,
he'll tell us if any of us get it right.<P>My guess is Hound's Home characters.<P>
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Postby Fracturtle on Wed Jan 10, 2001 11:27 am

My guess is they are not photos.<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Wed Jan 10, 2001 12:50 pm

Upon magnifying the image to 1600%, I discovered that the photos in the newspaper are actually a bunch of grey, black, and white pixels. Sorry to win the game so soon, folks.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Take guesses what, and if Bob's not a jerk,
he'll tell us if any of us get it right.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>BoxJam, I thought you told me in your last private email that Bob <i>IS</i> a jerk, <i>ALWAYS WAS</i> a jerk, and <i>ALWAYS WILL BE</i> a jerk, and that despite all that, you still find him to be a very attractive man.
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Postby broberds on Thu Jan 11, 2001 1:58 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gavinchafin:
<B>Hmmm...I was looking at the scribbled headline. I went to a translator site and found out that it's "Camel Fart" in Slovakian. Gee, now I'm REALLY confused.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It's only confusing because it's partially obscured. In full, it says "Purple Camel Fart Dishwasher". Hope that clears it up!<P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Thu Jan 11, 2001 3:20 am

Personally I'm just glad the newspaper is there.
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Postby Lee Herold on Thu Jan 11, 2001 6:06 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>Woo. THAT was fun.<P>Thanks for all your guesses, everybody!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Welcome to my world. I am the king of cool thread ideas in which NO DAMN ONE participates.
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Postby Brad J. Guigar on Thu Jan 11, 2001 6:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lee Herold:
<B> Welcome to my world. I am the king of cool thread ideas in which NO DAMN ONE participates. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I can vouch for that.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Thu Jan 11, 2001 9:01 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B>Personally I'm just glad the newspaper is there.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You should be. Whenever I draw a nude character whose naughty bits are going to be concealed by something, I always make sure to draw the naughty bits, white them out, and then draw the concealing object over the whiteout. To do otherwise would be the height of dishonesty.<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Thu Jan 11, 2001 9:25 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> naughty bits </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Mmm. My favorite movie theater concession.<P>
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Postby BoxJam on Thu Jan 11, 2001 9:44 am

Oh, yucchh, yucchh, yucchh, yucchh and
yucchh.<P>I formally withdraw the topic.<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Thu Jan 11, 2001 9:46 am

OK, I'll participate, but I'm at a bit of a disadvantage since I *know* what they are.
Here's a hint for you all: A closeup of the original scan:
<IMG SRC="http://www.soaprope.com/images/NYTimes1.gif">
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Postby BoxJam on Thu Jan 11, 2001 10:05 am

Well, see, now I'm gonna guess Alan
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Postby broberds on Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:01 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lee Herold:
<B> Mmm. My favorite movie theater concession.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Let's all go to the lobby!<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Thu Jan 11, 2001 11:04 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
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I formally withdraw the topic.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> Huh-huh-huh. You said "formally".
OK, new topic: How cool is Bob's new computer from which he's posting this very post? You will all praise the computer.
How cool is Bob for failing to get a desk for said computer before it arrived? Not very cool at all. But you will all praise Bob regardless.
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Postby Lee Herold on Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:48 pm

They're either BoxJam and/or Butch, or Keith Haring illustrations.
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Postby BoxJam on Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:50 pm

Well, it's all the same people guessing as
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Postby gavinchafin on Thu Jan 11, 2001 12:57 pm

Hmmm...I was looking at the scribbled headline. I went to a translator site and found out that it's "Camel Fart" in Slovakian. Gee, now I'm REALLY confused.<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Fri Jan 12, 2001 6:14 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BoxJam:
<B>Oh, yucchh, yucchh, yucchh, yucchh and
yucchh.<P>I formally withdraw the topic.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What a total jerk.
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Postby gopher on Fri Jan 12, 2001 7:16 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B>How cool is Bob for failing to get a desk for said computer before it arrived?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>With no desk you can use the computer in the proper position, which is kneeling down before the monitor. If you wish you can prostrate yourself before it so that you can use the keyboard and mouse on the floor, but this is a bit harder on the neck. My suggestoin is to use the your non-spacebar thumb to hold the keyboard in place on your legs and just forget about the mouse altogether. You don't need it.
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Postby broberds on Fri Jan 12, 2001 7:53 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gopher:
<B> With no desk you can use the computer in the proper position, which is kneeling down before the monitor. If you wish you can prostrate yourself before it so that you can use the keyboard and mouse on the floor, but this is a bit harder on the neck.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>This comes embarrassingly close to describing the way I used my old Pentium computer when it was new and my 486 was still on the desk.
Here's more evidence that I may not be quite as cool as everybody thinks I am: Last night I set up the basic system hardware and that all went fine, so this morning before work I decided to get the scanner installed. It all went ok; the outrageously excessive supply of free software I'll never use loaded without problems; then I plugged the scanner in. I followed the Quick Start Guide *and* the manual religiously (and I don't merely mean "to the letter"; I mean I literally performed a Santeria goat sacrifice). Net result: The little scanner icon on the task bar had a line thru it and the scanner didn't work.
Called UMAX, and found out that, just like my OTHER scanner, it has a freeking lock on it. Which I totally forgot about.
Still, wouldn't it have made a LITTLE sense if the damn manual had MENTIONED this??? It wasn't even under "Troubleshooting". The Troubleshooting section covered esoterica like USB chipsets and IRQ steering, but mentioning that there's a damn LOCK on the scanner that keeps it from working? Guess they couldn't find anywhere to work that in.<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Fri Jan 12, 2001 8:16 am

If the net result of this were that we'd
get a new SoaR today, I'd care.<P>Whoops. That's jerk BoxJam again.<P>No, wait, tortured artist BoxJam wants a SoaR
today too.<P>------------------
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Postby Lee Herold on Fri Jan 12, 2001 8:56 am

Same lock snafu happened to me on the scanner I just got for Christmas. It's an HP, and after twenty minutes of spitting and cussing I found a very small mention of the lock hidden somewhere within the manual, under some obscure topic like "removing a naked mole rat from your scanner's plastic casing".
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Postby broberds on Fri Jan 12, 2001 9:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> "Fed Loves Interesting Undergarments."
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>All right: Everybody who enjoys picturing Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell in their undergarments, raise their hands.
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Oh, come on! I can't be the only one!
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