I wasn't offended, Assassin. I was just pointing out that some of us (surely I'm not alone) have been trying for years to get access to the forum and this is the first opportunity I can recall.
If any helpful mod gets struck by an accommodating mood, there's already an account under user: sam12six just waiting for me. There's a handy link that offers to send me a pass that then lies and says it did. I've had this occur on a couple of forums and it seemed to be a relatively simple fix, just without access it's difficult to ask for that fix.
Also, could you go into more detail about the cheap nikes? I've got this caricature of my next door neighbor and that big-ass nose is driving me nuts. I gotta get with that cartoon...