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The Professor vs. Ken

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Topic created by Curious Popper's User
on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 19:40

Curious Popper's User said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 19:40...

I'm a new reader of this forum and I have come across many topics where someone identified as The Professor and someone he calls Ken (though usually identified as Anonymous) throw various jibes at each other. I have searched the beginning of the posts to see where it all started, unsuccessfully... so what is the deal with these two? Do they know each other in real life? Is this a feud that developed here on the web? Why do they always talk smack about one another?

Anonymous said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 19:50...

Don't be fooled it is just the same guy suffering from dissociative identity disorder

The Professor said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 19:54...

I met Ken (aka John Mulligan, aka Ken Jones Lee, aka PopperMaker, aka NitriteSpecialist, aka MadePlentyPoppers, aka NitriteExpert, aka whatever i missed, oh yeah, now anonymous, more than a decade ago in a forum called PoppersPlace (now defunct).

He was running a topic regarding making poppers IIRC something like 280 pages of posts when I joined. By that time, the OTHER makers on that forum where stuck in a cycle.

First, they had to contend with a series of posts in which Ken would first post 'OMG I found it; heaven, nirvana, the secret, whatever' followed X days later by 'it all turned to junk'


if that wasn't enough, we had to not only contend with Ken's wild theories about Joe Miller and how he was making Amyl poppers, and his uninformed opinions on how to make a safe, pure strong product.

At one point, he was so certain that he'd ofund Joe's secret that he was getting ready to buy 10ml bottles and caps and go into production.
I started
Later, he outright abandoned that forum

The Professor said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 20:00...

So I started my own forum, and MOST of the people that had been frustrated by Ken and his attitude also joined, and they are having great success to this day.

He'll vascillate between acting like an over-confident hipster that has no time for chemistry, to trying to impose HIS misunderstanding of University texts, in order to prove some imagined 'point' he is trying to make.

If you are interested, here's a general overview of Ken's manic contributions here:


Curious Popper's User said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 20:11...

Hehe, got it... thank you so much for telling me the story, Professor!

Curious Popper's User said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 20:51...

One more thing, Professor... when you say you started your own forum, are you refering to this one? Asking because I'm very interested in synthesis of alkyl nitrites...

The Professor said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 21:15...

Our forum is a subreddit called PopperMakers

the wiki is here:


Curious Popper's User said on Wed, 8 Jun 2022 at 21:35...

Thank you!

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