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m48ortal M48ortal

Level 245.2
10,165,174 Points
Ranked #23 of 7,377
Last login 9/11/2016

Sploofus Gold Member

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Player Information
Member Since:   4/22/2006
Real Name:   Michael
Gender:   Male
Current Age:   67, or 76 on my dyslexic days.
Occupation:   Retired again.
Location:   Kentucky
Hobbies:   When you do what you like, your life is your hobby.

I've written several study guides and practice problems for math students. You can access them by sending me a note here at Sploofus. I used to link to the adult education website here, but that site license has expired and because it contained the term 'adult ed,' it now is a porn site. Imagine my shock when I logged in to check my email.
Comments:   Math teacher who just can't quit.

Ex-Radio DJ - Classic Rock & Roll and Trivia show

Swim against the current! Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

Retirement is not all it's cracked up to be.

"You should tell an actor to "break a leg." That way they'll have a standing part in a cast." - Me

My avatar name: Someone asked why I became a teacher, and I replied that good teachers were immortal, since they inspired some of their students to become teachers, and as long as the line continues, something that I've said or done lives on. I know that I didn't teach like my boring education professors; I taught like my 7th grade math teacher, who reminded me of a cross between Captain Kangaroo and Andy Griffith. So Mr. Reynolds lived on, through me.

That alone wasn't enough to make it my screen name. One of my favorite Sean Connery roles is when he played a Spaniard in tartan in the Highlander film series. As my beard turned gray, and my scalp hair turned loose, more than one person mentioned that I favored that character. I was flattered, but it wasn't until a student at a rival school ran up to me at a tournament, went to his knees, and bowed repeatedly, yelling, "There can be only one!" By the end of the tournament, he had other students calling me "The Immortal." Then later, we took my academic team to lunch at a restaurant, and there was a caricature artist drawing pictures for tips. When he drew mine, he drew a small crown on it and wrote underneath, "There can be only one!"

So when I found Sploofus, I tried "Immortal," but it was taken. For some reason, I couldn't use m_ortal or m.ortal, but m48ortal was accepted, using my birth year. That's fine, since it doesn't sound quite as egotistical as "Immortal." If I were just discovering Sploofus today, I would probably use SantaMike, as both the beard and my girth have grown. No one has mistaken me for Sir Sean in many years.
Contact:   AIM: m48ortal   

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Answering speed:  13.38 sec.
Showdown victories: 46%
Quizzes taken: 6,966
Sploofactor: 20.73
Avg. quiz rating: 8.149
Rates other quizzes: 8.173

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