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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

E-mail threads can go haywire

Rick B. wrote:
> Richard Heathfield wrote in
> news:ahbou=6p6ge49tonqi9ft2bqq2ra5fp8i8rdp9e5@4ax.com:
>
>> [Moderator's note: this after a nearly 15-month delay....]
>>
>> Subject: Re: [alt.fan.cecil-adams] Re: Generic post
>> From: John Hatpin
>> Newsgroups: alt.humor.best-of-usenet.d
>>
>> John Hatpin wrote:
>>
>>> David Bowie wrote:
>>>
>>>> Robert Hutchinson wrote:
>>>>> Richard Heathfield wrote:
>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko said:
>>>>>>> Richard Heathfield wrote:
>>>>>>>> Christopher J. Henrich said:
>>>>>>>>> David Bowie wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> Molly Mockford wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> At 04:33:50 on Mon, 9 Jul 2007, Kyriacos Sakkas
>>>>>>>>>>> wrote in
>>>>>>>>>>> <44adnRJUkIljnQ_bnZ2dnUVZ8sHinZ2d@giganews.com>:
>>>>>>>>>>> >bill van wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> >> Matthew Winn <*@matthewwinn.me.urk> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> >>> David Bowie wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> David Bowie wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rob Wynne wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Richard Heathfield wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mike Fleming said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In article
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <468a0cee$0$337$e4fe514c@news.xs4all.nl>,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Philip" writes:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tune in to alt.humor.best-of-usenet.d again next
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> week when you'll hear Gene Wirchenko say:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Richard Heathfield wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dave Hinz said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:12:16 +0000, Richard
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Heathfield wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MadCow wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In message
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Richard Heathfield
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> writes
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Puckdropper said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> USENET NEWBIE ASKS WHAT IS GODWIN'S LAW
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> IN ALL CAPS AND TOP
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> POSTED
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> rlb@hoekstra-uitgeverij.nl (Richard Bos)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote in
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> news:468200ac.490495597@news.xs4all.nl:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gene Wirchenko wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> David Bowie wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> MadCow wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In message
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <467b7961.62579697@news.xs4all.nl>,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Richard
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bos >>>>>>>>> >>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> writes
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Matthew Winn <*@matthewwinn.me.urk>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On 22 Jun 2007 01:28:29 GMT,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Puckdropper
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Richard Heathfield
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote in
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> news:aJadnTaM-6ZQm-
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> bbRVnyhwA@bt.com:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rob Wynne said:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> John Hatpin
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:32:24
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> GMT, Rob Wynne
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote: >>>>>>>>> Matthew Winn
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <*@matthewwinn.me.urk> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 10:11:59
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> -0700, Gene
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wirchenko >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> darkon
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> From: Peter Ward
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Newsgroups:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> alt.fan.cecil-adams
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Generic post
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Thu, 14
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Jun >>>>>>>>>>>> 2007 11:42:27 -0700,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bill
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Turlock >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mary wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Jun 14, 12:53 pm,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "art...@yahoo.com"
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Jun 14, 11:27 am,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronique
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Jun 14, 4:21 am,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lee Ayrton
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, 13 Jun 2007,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ulo Melton wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Veronique wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Jun 13, 3:27 pm,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "Rick B."
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Peter Boulding
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> innews:97p073tjig8imdqerttrisdl7as6hr4e4h@4ax.com
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On Wed, 13 Jun
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2007 20:40:46
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> -0000,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Grrr >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> wrote in
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <1370lieshcqo...@corp.supernews.com>:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Uniform Resource
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Locator. Mock
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> outrage >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> at
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> celebrity
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> shenanigans. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Clumsy double entendre.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Valediction with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> obscure computer
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> knowledge.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Complete change
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> of subject based
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> on
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> weak >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> pun.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mock outrage at
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> start of pun
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cascade,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> incorporating an
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> even weaker pun.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Continuation of pun
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cascade.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Desperate attempt to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> continue cascade
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> with >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> lamest pun
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> yet.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Failing to comprehend
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> last >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> pun, straight
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> line.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Very witty pun
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> alluding to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> straight line!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Recipe followed by
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> comment on carb content
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Argument about dietary
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> habits >>>>>>>>>>>>>> of poster.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> URL pointing to felines
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> of attractive nature
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cat story.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Comment on post after it
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> has been ABHOUed.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of desire to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> submit ahbou.d post to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ahbou, prevented by concern
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> over recursion
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> causing >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> collapse of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Internet.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Remark that this has already
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> happened.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Opinion that current state of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Internet is an indication of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prior >>>>>>>> collapse, possible
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> caused by
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> said >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> recursion.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Prediction of imminent death of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Usenet, with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> promise of >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>> film at 11.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Request for advice on
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> programming
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the >>>>>> video recorder.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Off-topic post about problems
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> with another video recorder.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Monty Python sketch with parrot
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> replaced by video recorder.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Request for 20p to be put into the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Monty >>> Python quoting box.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tedious anecdote about a FOAF's
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> video recorder.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of desire to submit post
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> to ahbou. Snarky comment about the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> state of the ahbou queue.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Comparison of previous poster to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hitler.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mention of the second codicil to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Godwin's law.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Newbie roundly rebuffed for yelling and
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> top-posting.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rambling accusation of pedantry and
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> netiquette nazism.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enquiry as to where the moderator is / why
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this newsgroup is not moderated.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Suggestion that enquirer refer to group's
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> charter and/or FAQ.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Response from someone who hasn't read all the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> way through making
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> same >> suggestion as already posted.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Misplaced sarcastic enquiry as to why previous
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> poster quoted over
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> a hundred lines instead of snipping, from
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> clueless jerk who not only doesn't understand
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cascades but also demonstrates his own
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> thoughtless hypocrisy by
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> leaving those hundred lines in place.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Equally sarcastic observation pointing out the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> hypocrisy of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the previous poster in not trimming. [The
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> history would be trimmed for
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> this one.]
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Admonition from GNKSA zealot to fix sig
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> delimiter.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Haiku along the lines of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cascade falls far down
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Posters rush to join in it
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> None can end the thread
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Observation that
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The last line of your haiku
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Has no season word.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pendantic non-sequitur observing that if the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> previous poster lived on Pern, then "thread" is a
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> season.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Snarky remark that if one is going to be pedantic,
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> one should be able to spell "pedantic" correctly.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Reminder that all spelling flames are required to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> include mispelings.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of disappointment in the inappropriate
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> pedanticism of
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the second-to-last poster.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of disappointment that the last poster
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> thinks that
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> such an obvious statement needs stating.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of disappointment in general about what
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> USENET is
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> coming to since poster first started using it n years
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ago. (where n is a positive number sufficiently high
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> to be impressive to some)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Expression of disappointment that the next poster
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> will likely
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> engage in oneupmanship by claiming use of USENET for
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> at least 2n years.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Apology for mistakenly disparaging the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "second-to-last" poster
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> instead of the "third-to-last".
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Apology for replying to ones own post.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Claim to have been on USENET for 2n years.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> "When I were a lad" story about trudging 60 miles through
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> snow to use USENET.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> Indignant reply that *we* had to make our own snow, both
>>>>>>>>>>>>> ways.
>>>>>>>>>>>> test
>>>>>>>>>>> Outraged response that alt.test is thataway --------->
>>>>>>>>>> Expression of desire that people will stop posting to this
>>>>>>>>>> thread.
>>>>>>>>> Whole bunch of "me too" respon ses.
>>>>>>>> General observation on how Usenet has gone to the dogs in the
>>>>>>>> last ten years or so (from someone who has only been using it
>>>>>>>> for nine).
>>>>>>> Comment that this point has already been made, and
>>>>>>> recently, too.
>>>>>> Apology, and explanation that the comment was provoked by the "me
>>>>>> too" responses, which were symptomatic of AOL's dumping of
>>>>>> brazillions of newbies into Usenet in 1997.
>>>>> Marvel that someone on Usenet actually apologized for something.
>>>>
>>>> Claim that this is the LONGEST THREAD EVER!
>>>
>>> Clarification that's it's the longest cascade in recent history.
>>
>> Apology for resurrecting an old thread.
>>
>
> Post sending the thread back to AFCA (whence it came), marveling at
> its long life, wingspan and plumage.
Struggling to think of something funny to add.