That would be
> With my uncanny ability to delete characters from the end of a URL
> string I found your web page and discovered many interesting facts.
Interesting is one word for it.
> Unfortunately, none of these facts-fascinating though they were-had
> anything to do with the big list.
True. I am not the big list, and it is not me.
> I would like to know from whence the big list sprang. I have some
> unspeakably clever guesses, but guesses-even unspeakably clever ones-are
> not facts. (Actually, they are almost always better.)
I have assembled the big list through 7 years of painstaking research
with a crack staff of several thousand.
The big list continues to grow to this day, and will continue to grow.
> I would like to send the big list to a few friends.
That's fine as long as they don't make any money off it.
> They will undoubtedly hack it, smack it, fold, spindle and mutilate it
> and send it to their friends.
That's fine too, although there's a caveat: the big list is currently
around 1.75 Meg. That's a lot of stuff to send around.
> Within eleven minutes virtually every life form on the planet will
> receive numerous altered copies of the big list including at least two
> purporting to contain mystical revelations. (At least, this is
> what usually happens.)
Yikes. I don't wish this on anyone.
> Is this okay with you?
Sure, as long as no one tries to make money off it. Pass it around all
you like. And if you have suggestions for things to add, send them to
me. That's how the big list keeps on growing...
24 hours in a day... 24 beers in a case... coincidence?