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Debate Training - Biden learns what makes girls cry

Scroll down just a smidge to the picture of MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and click through the slideshow.

Seriously, my sides hurt. (My own damn fault for following the link at work, and trying not to laugh out loud.)
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Someone's started a wiki of obsolete skills. A few of the entries that jumped out at me for whatever reason:
  • Adjusting rabbit ears on top of a TV

  • AT commands for dial-up modems (I still remember those... ATDT*70,,,525xxxx [gotta disable call waiting and wait for the tone to return] and ATH0 *hhssssssssssssss*)

  • Balancing the tonearm on a turntable

  • Changing the ribbon on a typewriter

  • Configuring Trumpet Winsock (Back in MY day...)

  • Cranking up or down a car-window

  • Operate a credit card imprinter (click-clack) (Ah, the thumb-smasher...)

  • Filing cards in a library card catalog

  • Getting off the couch to change channels on your TV set (Well, it IS more of a pain to shuttle through 70+ channels, than it was to go through 5-6.)

  • Inserting a game cartridge at just the right angle to make it work

  • Knowing what part of town someone lives in by their phone exchange (Er, I still do that...)

  • Numbering your punch cards with a pencil, in case you drop your program

  • Opening a can of beer or soda with a church key

  • Operating an Overhead Projector (I can change bulbs, too.)

  • Porn not from the Internet (What? There was pr0n before the internet? Dude!)

  • Punching a hole in the shell of a single-sided 5.25" floppy disc to make it double-sided (Oh Lord, I remember doing that...)

  • Setting the timer on a VCR

  • Operating a Treadle Sewing Machine (I still know how to do that...)

  • Winding up loose cassette tape with a pencil eraser before putting the cassette in the deck (Oh how many, many times... and splicing with a tiny bit of cello tape, a vital skill.)
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The Manly Man Candle Company: candles for men
Yardwork:

Hayfever and allergy victims beware- This scent will drive you crazy. One of our company's founders starts sneezing whenever he smells this candle. No, I'm not kidding!

This one smells like fresh cut grass, so all of you apartment dwellers and city boys can bring the smell of a day working out in the yard right inside your house.

Bah... it's not the real smell of yardwork unless you include the smell of the mower exhaust and lots of sweat. And maybe a dash of dog poo wafting over from the neighbor's yard. That's "yardwork". Buncha wussies just going for the "pretty" smells, I tells ya...
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"The advent of time warp technology offered to Knights of the British Empire has allowed this uniquely satisfying look at Sirs Gilbert and Sullivan's re-envisioning of fellow Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back. O! What a joy it is for us to hear these three titans working in concert for the first time, and hopefully not the last."
- Michael Hightower

Video link, since the embed isn't behaving

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