Re: Now here's a fun job... [W3CM]

Ernest Prabhakar (
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 18:01:29 -0800

Y'know, I've done more than my share of parodies in my day, but every
now and then I'm reminded what it is like to be in the presence of a
True Master.

*bows to Wayne*

- Ernie P.

From: "I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national laboratory"
Date: 1998-10-28 12:00:00 -0800
To: Rohit Khare <>, FoRK <>
Subject: Re: Now here's a fun job... [W3CM]
Cc: "Wayne E. Baisley" <>
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Rohit Khare wrote:

> Excellent team player must also be autonomous under pressure.

No offense, but I just can't resist with such wide-open straight lines.


Lying and Trickery Manager

The MS/World Wide Web Consortium seeks a Lying and Trickery Manager to
peddle W3C's image to the media droids, the Internet "industry", and the
Justice Dept. Responsibility for lying to the so-called experts, and
redefining, bolstering and, so far as possible, imposing the W3C brand.
As the premier Web standards setting (or ballast, as we like to call it)
organization, we seek an individual with abrasively aggressive expertise
in tricking the Internet industry and an opportunistic hunger for
evangelizing the industry and general public in favor of W3C's imagined
role. The position includes a basement office in MIT's Laboratory for
Computer Science. Nick At Night and other MediaLab benefits negotiable.

REQUIREMENTS: extensive experience in the Internet community as a Lying
and Trickery professional, and strong vituperation skills. Track record
of selling out to the highest bidder. Ability to cajole and stare down
opinion leaders and the (far too) critical members of the "community".
Excellent bootlicker must also thrive with ostracism. Ability to work
with an CGI-based "management team" ("Management Team" V2.0 will be
ActiveX-based) is required. Highly rationally self-interested
able to feign interest in the W3C mission. Experience in the wrestling
industry and direct descent from Henry VIII are pluses.