Greetings from another “Newbie”. Screenname “b_anthracis”, on account of the fact I used to work in QC for the folks who manufactured Anthrax Vaccine (please, no rants!) - but in “real” life my parents stuck me with the moniker “Andy”.
I have been a big fan of the NPR Saturday morning program “Car Talk”, and have always enjoyed the end credits they provide - my parents even went so far as to buy me the tie they offer online at “cars dot com” (sorry - I’m also relatively new to the wonderful world of the “www”…too dense to learn about inserting a link to the site. Any helpers??). What I am hoping is that all my fellow “Dopers” will be able to expand upon the list provided by NPR to me. I’ll start us off:
“Our director of programs for working mothers - Heraszmus B. Draggin”
“Our official seat-cushion tester - Mike Easter”
“Our marine biologist - Frita Wales”
“Our mother-in-law Liaison - Stella Pane-Diaz”
Any takers? My apologies if I have posted in the wrong arena: having read the Straight Dope link for many moons, I am hoping this is the proper forum for my inquiry. Thank you so much; it is definitely an honor to be here!!
My urologist acquaintance (hard to call a guy who has a poster with a huge label “penises of the animal kingom” friend! :smack: ) would certainly appreciate that one. I did think of a few more since the initial post, too:
“Father-in-law Liaison - Royal Pain-Diaz”
“Our Russian Limousine driver - Pikov Andropov”
“The Medeterranian weather forecaster - Cesar Choppy”
Also, my sincere thanks to you, jebert, for the Quality Control title - I’ve been working in that field for roughly ten years. It fits!
Ooh! Painful ignorance alert! Mr. Olson, if it is possible for you to view my “outside-a-da-message-board” e-mail, perhaps it would be best for you to provide me instruction. I tried the little “quote” doo-hickie; tried it with a cut-n-paste, also with the “post-number” provided by the web-server, and I ended up only with the first line of text you provided. Nevertheless, in the interest of perserverance (sp?), I shall now quote that first line in an official-like-post…
Thank you very, VERY much for helping me out - God knows I need all I can get!!