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Old 12-04-2017, 9:28 PM
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...and that's when the agency charm schooling comes into play.
Why do you s'pose that the movie Point of No Return with Bridget Fonda came to mind when I read that. "Agency charm school"? Yeah, sure, if that's what you want to call it.
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(Smiling)-- I do work for a "Three Letter Agency"....
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But my friend and department co-chair Barbi summed it best -- about our attending 'Charm School:'
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........................"You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"
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BTW-------- "Point of No Return' is a fun movie... now no one call me a 'cleaner'....lol.......

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My homebrew Interocitor runs rings around the Turbo Encabulator.
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A ham radio adaptation, shortened but almost word for word for the sections included, of a running engineering joke since the mid 1940's.

This joke has been applied to transmissions, electronic controls, and motors in various incarnations. But in much of it the wording has been pretty consistent.

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Old 12-12-2017, 10:43 AM
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As an undergrad I had this math class- some esoteric which isn't important, but a favorite with all the Physics majors.... and a requirement to graduate. The professor was a real human being- he made his subject fun, understandable, graded'd fairly-- hence everyone loved him.
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So it was a shock one day to walk into lecture and he wasn't there. In his stead was a stranger, who informed us that Doctor H had been terminated, for reasons unknown- and he, Dr. X, ,would be taking his place for the remaind'r of the term.
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Terminated ?!.. OMG ! we collectively thought- This math course was an essential requirement to graduate- Geeeez----, there appear'd nothing to do but stick it out.
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Doctor X, then with no further ado, proceed'd to lecture us in the same manner, tone and depth as The Turbo Expert-- al la the Video. He scribbled on the chalk board the most ! incredible nonsense, in an accent that was turning heavier and heavier into unintelligible Scottish.
....... The looks of surprise- turned'd shock- turned despair, rapidly swept across our class.
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This went on for about ten minutes- so transfixing us students that we never noticed Dr. H quietly slip into the back of the room. The replacement Prof stop his undecyphrable lecture, smiled at us, and stood aside as Dr. H came forward.
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"Aye, a great beautiful morning it tis" he said, affecting a Scotish brogue,-- "this, the first day of April"
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I never forgot THAT lecture, and in memory of my favorite teacher, I try to keep this tradition alive; much to the consternation of friends, family and work mates. Beware, the April First's... !
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