I Find Karma (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 02:35:31 -0800

> What's this sludge doing on FoRK?

Given the jury's decision and the power invested in you by Peewee
Herman, you hereby sentence Rohit "to be flogged with spaghetti for
life, with no possibility of parole?" [Inside joke #1.]

> "Bla bla shocking this bla bla sickening that".

So they exaggerate the story's importance a little. It's not like
they're claiming his "dick is 6 miles long." [Inside joke #2.]

> We've had more than enough non-bits about Clinton's antics already.

But according to Rohit, "sex is a useful organizing principle for the
lives of the 97%." This is 97% in action, baby! [Inside joke #3.]

> Personally, I don't give a damn if he shagged a herd of goats live on
> stage during the 'state of the union' speech.

I can just see the testimony quoted in the Associated Press. "When I
say 'we', Mr. Starr, I was referring to myself, the four young ladies,
and, of course, the goat." [Inside joke #4.]

Actually, I don't think the AP is beneath it. For example, check out
this so-called "story"...

February 5, 1998
Next on the Net: A Live Birth
Filed at 8:35 p.m. EST
By The Associated Press

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- A woman plans to deliver her baby while
family and friends watch waist-up live pictures on the Internet.

Kidcams, a local company, is engineering the trial cybercast in hopes of
marketing the service to other proud parents.

``This is the first time, to our knowledge, that it's ever happened,''
said Kidcams' founder Eric Harvey.

Later this month, more than 20 people -- grandparents, uncles, aunts and
friends -- will be able to watch on their computer screens as Karen Park
of Lake Elsinore delivers her baby at a Murrietta care center.

Brad Park got the idea when the family shared electronic pictures of
their 4-year-old daughter, Courtney, with Karen's grandparents in
Northern California. People leaped at the opportunity to share the new
baby's birth, Karen said.

``First it was grandparents,'' she said. ``Then it was uncles, aunts,
friends and people from work.''

She agreed on one major condition: photography ``from the waist up,
that's all.''

Sound won't be available. Neither will access for the uninvited.
Kidcams will restrict the site to people with passwords.


Please never cross the streams: Tim Byars and Robert Harley are both
wild and crazy anti-establishmentarian hedonists, but they're
mathematically, technically, follically, and morphologically worlds
-- Rohit Khare