October 12, 2005

When you go, make sure to make a statement


The above obituary was actually published in the Chicago Tribute recently and blogged on BoingBoing. Read it closely. When I finally die, I now have three wishes.

  • Have a party, and hang the banner "So long, and thanks for all the fish" above my urn.

  • Take my ashes to Yankee Stadium and a game against the Red Sox, wait for a critical play in the outfield, and dump my ashes on the unsuspecting Sox outfielder, allowing me to help my Yanks even in death.

  • Make sure the highlighted line above appears in my obituary.

You just have to love the passion that would make someone want to print such a comment! And he gets to make one last political statement....

Posted by Paul Cooper at 11:41 PM | Comments (4)

November 11, 2004

A crude but amusing rebuttal to the elections!

Mr. Sensitive sent me this link: read me! It's a crude but hilarious rebuttal to the election results and how "morality" is so important to Bush supporters. Here's a taste, edited for family-friendliness:

Let?s talk about those values for a *bleep*ing minute. You and your Southern values can bite my *bleep* because the blue states got the values over you *bleep*ing Real Americans every day of the *bleep* week. Which state do you think has the lowest divorce rate you marriage-hyping *bleep*wads? Well? Can you guess? It?s *bleep*ing Massachusetts, the *bleep*ing center of the gay marriage universe. Yes, that?s right, the state you love to tie around the neck of anyone to the left of Strom Thurmond has the lowest divorce rate in the *bleep*ing nation. Think that?s just some aberration? How about this: 9 of the 10 lowest divorce rates are *bleep*ing blue states, *bleep*hole, and most are in the Northeast, where our values *bleep* so bad. And where are the highest divorce rates? Care to *bleep*ing guess? 10 of the top 10 are *bleep*ing red*bleep* we're-so-ing-moral states. And while Nevada is the worst, the Bible Belt is doing its *bleep*ing part.

Posted by Paul Cooper at 01:43 PM | Comments (0)

October 27, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 available for download

Michael Moore has made several statements to the effect that as long as people don't make a profit off it, he has no problem with them downloading Fahrenheit 9/11.

And so Marc Rantz has spent $2000 of his own money to get a high-speed line to his server and make Fahrenheit 9/11 available.

Get it while it's still relevant!

Posted by Paul Cooper at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

August 13, 2004

I, Cringely on our current prison sentencing guidelines

Robert X. Cringely discusses a study by Michael Block and Fred Nold commissioned by the Department of Justice in 1982 that found that the proposed sentencing guidelines would actually increase crime, not deter it. Of course, DoJ ignored the study, implemented the sentencing guidelines, and gave us the prison system we have today.

Read it here

Robert Cringely is one of my literary heros, ever since I started reading his "Notes From The Field" column in InfoWorld in the mid-90's. There is still a Robert X. Cringely writing for Infoworld, but it's not the same guy.

I still wonder whatever became of Pammy????

Posted by Paul Cooper at 11:21 AM | Comments (0)