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that was rather longwinded. why not refresh yourself with

its so simple!

Posted by sanford sharpie at June 6, 2004 07:57 AM

Sanford Sharpie, I honestly cannot decide whether or not you are spam.

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 6, 2004 04:29 PM

Why don't I get spam like that? It still leaves me feeling like I need to shower again but at least it's funny!

Posted by Lynn at June 6, 2004 05:44 PM

you're right it is spam:
specially prepared assorted mirth!

rock on good dr.

Posted by sanford sharpie at June 6, 2004 07:11 PM

Wow. I'm speechless. I cannot believe these people are for real. Now to go refresh myself with some while I can, before the revolution comes.
Oh yeah, Frank. I never got to thank you for playing "Deep Deep Down" for me in Philly. I could have done it in person, I suppose, but I feel weird walking up to someone who I know but doesn't know me and starting a conversation. It's always a weird dynamic. Next time you're in town have a solo-acoustic arrangement of "Ba Ba Ba Ba" ready to whip out, in case I decide to make a fool of myself and yell out the first MTX song that comes to mind again. Ah, good times.

Posted by Chris Fabulous at June 7, 2004 12:56 PM

Rather than changing all the "-son" words to eliminate gender bias ("persyn" "reasyn" "masyn"), wouldn't it be easier to leave the "-son" alone and change the spelling of "son?" Seems more efficient.

Posted by Nick at June 7, 2004 05:05 PM

Though it hardly needs to be said (though that won't stop me from saying it), the etymology of person has nothing to do with son. It's fun to learn new things, so:

person - OF: persone -> L:persona -> Etruscan: phersu (mask)
son - OE: sunu -> G:sunuz (birth)

"Gender bureaucrat enemy of the people 'Fairy Godmother' lives off the exploited workers and spreads her poisonous visions of the future everywhere."

You'd be hard-pressed to write a parody of this capable of any exaggeration.

Posted by dave bug at June 7, 2004 06:51 PM

They were very critical of LOTR, but liked Tales From The Hood

Posted by Michael Lee at June 7, 2004 07:23 PM

hmm...don't know if anyone cares anymore,
but just in case...

the thing about these things is they put in so much thought they forget to think.

they make assumptions that people should read
IRAQ when watching DUNE.(the only semi-classic
movie they talk about in my opinion) That's
prepostourous,it was a book long before that.
Maybe not I ROBOT old(another thing I will probably only ever be reading)but before those
particular struggles nonetheless.

Correct me if I'm wrong here.

Posted by just me at June 8, 2004 10:44 PM

You have moved me.

Posted by Gary Farber at June 9, 2004 01:31 AM