Five thousand.

I Find Karma (
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 13:47:37 -0700 (PDT)

Happy birthday, FoRK! You're five thousand posts old today.

To celebrate I've been looking for that alleged Associated Press piece
on the U.S.'s biggest party schools. The one that ranks West Virginia
first and Caltech dead last. (!) Unfortunately, is not
finding it for me...

In America, you can always find a party.
In Russia, the party can always find you.
-- Yakov Smirnov

> I must admit, it is oddly gratifying to have my decision to
> snube the Spice Girls thoroughly endorsed.

Snuba the Spice Girls?! Cool, what is that, a combination of snorkeling
and scubaing? Sounds like fun...

We're sugar and spice and everything nice. So bite me.
-- Rosanne

> True, it is a shallow victory - kind of like affirming Joe's plan to
> 'travel-test' Barney. Still, it is nice to know we have -some- taste
> around here. (excepting Adam, naturally :-).

And it's nice to be THE popular culture person on FoRK. To quote Rohit,
"Any fool with money can have a Mercedes, but few can have taste."

Entertainment Weekly is my bits, hear me roar! Call me the Maharaja of
Movies. The Vicar of Videotapes. The Poobah of Pop Music. The Bastion
of Bestselling Books. The King of Krap.

> Then again, I suppose it is useful to have Adam listening to Spice Girls
> for the same reason we have him reading Cosmo - to reassure the rest
> of us we're not missing anything.

It *could* be that you're not missing anything. Or, it could be that I
simply could never explain to you what exactly it is you're missing.
Ignorance is, after all, bliss.

It's only when you see the promised land and can't get in, that you
become miserable. So you're happier for not knowing. So I revise the
earlier rule. The truth won't always set you free.

As a person of faith, I am bound by a different covenant than she.
But our goal is one and the same: the pursuit of truth.
-- Contact

As for me, I'm happier, too: one less person to compete with for Spice
Girls tickets when they come to El Lay...

Q: What's ninety feet long and has no pubic hair?
A: The front row of a Spice Girls concert... (or was that Hanson?)

> Hmm, if he is one of about 30, does that make him "the inverse 3%" -
> that is, the 3% of the 3% that really wants to be part of the 97%?

I would give my mind to be a 97%er *and* never know about the 3%.
Ignorance is most definitely bliss.

Most people don't have a clue, and they're much happier that way.
-- Men in Black

> At any rate, I trust this means that "We're the Masters of Bits" still
> reigns supreme as the unchallenged theme song of FoRK. Hurrah!

Not so fast. That song is only half complete. So mine remains the only
fully fleshed out FoRK theme. Heh heh.

> description of FoRKers - you can not overestime our ability or
> underestimate our egos!

If there's anything here more important than my ego, I want it dragged
out and shot immediately.

"Thank you for riding the EgoTrain, have a nice trip."
Riding? I *own* it!

> P.P.S. Sorry for the typos, I'm telnetting from Chicago.
> And yes, that is "snub" - I don't want to know what you think
> 'snube' means...

Like I said, sounds like fun..........


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