Standardized Bonehead Reply Form (Flaming)

(original by David Parsons) I took exception to your recent post to (newsgroup) email. It was (check all that apply): lame. stupid. much longer than any worthwhile thought of which you may be capable. Your attention is drawn to the fact that: what you posted/said has been done before. (Mark … Continue reading

this is kind of amusing

A woman approached the Pearly Gates, and Saint Peter asked for her social security number. The woman told him, and Saint Peter typed on his workstation: pearly-gates:~/peter> grep 212-53-6432 /earth/human/status The computer responded: 212-53-6432 Cindy Smith cms@dragon.com!earth naughty pearly-gates:~/peter> Saint Peter then told her she was eternally damned, and that … Continue reading

Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students

It doesn’t bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street. I’d be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article. My work has a lot of practical importance. I would never date an undergraduate. Your latest article was so inspiring. I turned down a lot … Continue reading

Motor Cars Vs Pedestrians

We often hear motor cars criticized. Safety experts say they are dangerous. Ecologists tell us they pollute the air. Economists claim cars are responsible for U.S. trade deficits and high energy costs. Social Scientists blame them for the deterioration of our inner cities. And aesthetes damn them for roadside blight. … Continue reading