Re: FUM was Re: Ellison on Loserhood

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From: Steve Dossick (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 11:48:56 PDT

It's pretty clear to me now that Greg has waaay too much time on his
hands now. Someone call Tadpole.



Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> Jeff Bone wrote:
> > > I'd promise to do useful and interesting things, at least by my
> > > definition, and to produce a detailed monthly report on what I'm doing
> > > and why someone might care.
> >
> > Okay, you get the job. Where do we ("The Global Progress for Humanity
> > Foundation, i.e. GloPfHumf") send the checks? ;-) ;-)
> Check? We don't need no steenkin checks. At the risk of being
> kicked off FoRK for sending a binary file; here's a little
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Steve Dossick
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