19 July 2007

Who Needs the Geek Squad?

When you have so many smart, helpful readers? I (stupidly, frustratingly) forgot about SpyBot and Ad-Aware, and I'm thankful that you triggered my memory. I ran both, trapping all but one of those pop-up sons of bitches. A couple of updates and addition runs, and my PC should be clean and happy once again. I've also updated my AVG antivirus.

Y'all rock ... and so I'd like to treat you to a Chuck Jones classic.




Show of hands for those willing to admit this was their first introduction to opera? I'm showin' ...

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19 Comments:

At 7/19/2007 08:18:00 AM, Blogger Michael K said...

Love that Chuck Jones. I don't know why but that fat horse cracks me up big time.

Also, the time stamp says you posted at almost 3 in the morning. On a school night?! Yer gonna pass out at your desk.

 
At 7/19/2007 10:13:00 AM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

The real solution to your problem is to buy a Mac. I've had mine now for about six months with zero infections from all the gunk out there.

 
At 7/19/2007 10:16:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Glad to hear your problems are solved!

That one's a classic. My friend Dan owns an animation cell from that one.

 
At 7/19/2007 10:30:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Beth I swear I thought you had a Mac...

 
At 7/19/2007 11:17:00 AM, Blogger Artful Dodger said...

Yay!! You got it fixed. Double Yay!! For the Chuck Jones cartoon. Yes I admit that was my first introduction to opera. I must be honest and say that whenever I come across a viking hat I put it on and run around yelling "Kill tha Wabbit!!"

 
At 7/19/2007 11:25:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

MICHAEL K: I don't sleep much. I love 3 a.m. ... but not the dark circles under my eyes. I need to find an 11 p.m.–7 a.m. job.

TENACIOUS S: I would LOVE a Mac ... but I have a semi-lucrative side gig freelancing for Mac folks who need things converted for the PC, so I'm sort of stuck. Maybe I should have both ...

JOHNNY YEN: Your friend Dan is one lucky dude. What's on his animation cell?

HOLLYC: I had Macs at the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and Coca-Cola ... but never one at home ... dammit.

ARTFUL DODGER: I'm the exact same way about "Kill the Wabbit"! Isn't that an awesome way to be introduced to opera???

 
At 7/19/2007 11:40:00 AM, Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love those cartoons. When my kiddo was wee we always played Bugs Bunny and Sylvester together, thus passing along the legacy.

It was indeed my first intro to opera and I have secretly always thought that Bugs Bunny was hot, but don't tell anyone.

 
At 7/19/2007 02:03:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

I can't remember if it's just Elmer Fudd in the costume, or if it's he and Bugs Bunny.

I'm glad someone mentioned the free Spyware killer. I downloaded it and ran it and found I had stuff on my work CPU.

 
At 7/19/2007 06:30:00 PM, Blogger Old Lady said...

Nah, my mother loved opera and played all the classics!

 
At 7/19/2007 06:41:00 PM, Blogger Allison said...

Glad to hear you're back up and running too. I haven't watched cartoons in ages, but had a hankering the other day to watch the Jetsons. Thanks for this clip!

 
At 7/19/2007 07:03:00 PM, Blogger Zed said...

Spybot and Ad-Aware are great programs. I don't want to nag, but please be diligent in using them. (Okay, nag over.)

P.S. You're on my blog roll now. I wanted to do it last week, but I'm semi-comatose this summer. The humidity, yep, I'm blaming it on the humidity. :)

 
At 7/19/2007 08:29:00 PM, Blogger Moxie said...

This 'toon and the soprano that lived across from my childhood home were probably my first exposure to opera. I would love to see one now, even if it was the Met screenings at the movie theatre (not sure if the theatres are still doing this).

Glad everything is back in shape on your PC! Now back to my writing project...more blog posts TK.

 
At 7/19/2007 09:29:00 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Chuck Jones is a God

great clip!

 
At 7/19/2007 10:54:00 PM, Blogger chelene said...

That was definitely my first intro to opera. I was always more of a Tex Avery fan but Chuck Jones is a master and that is one of my faves.

 
At 7/19/2007 11:05:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

BARBARA: I'll keep your secret. I always found Bugs hot, too. How could I not? He's the epitome of cool.

JOHNNY YEN: It's amazing to see everything SpyBot found on my PC. I'm now scanning with AVG; Ad-Aware's next.

OLD LADY: Why does that not surprise me? We listened to classic growing up — but it was classics of the Sinatra variety.

ALLISON: The Jetsons! I wonder if they're YouTubed ...

 
At 7/19/2007 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

ZED: I was stupid, wasn't I? I usually have daily AVG scans set up ... but I ditzed after my PC was restaged this spring. (I'm glad we're blogrolling each other!)

MOXIE: I've never seen a Met screening in a theater. How cool is that! Writing project? Do tell!

JEN: Yes, yes he is.

CHELENE: I was always a Chuck girl. He had an autographed picture of Jesus in his office; you gotta love that.

 
At 7/20/2007 12:00:00 AM, Blogger jewgirl said...

HA! don't you love adaware?! it's the shit, yo. it cleans that bitch right out. I'm such a pc ho. still. I've seriously been considering a mac. I can't believe it. the guilt consumes me. I don't want to be a traitor, but no viruses! I've never heard of a mac person getting a virus.

do we know why?!?!?!?

 
At 7/21/2007 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

It was this or 'welcome to my shop, let me cut your mop'.

 
At 7/22/2007 03:29:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

JEWGIRL: It's not working as well as Spybot. There's still one nasty little program I can't quite nab ...

DALE: I almost posted "The Barber of Seville" ep ...

 

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