Urban Legends. was: Re: virus: ostention, repression,

Dan Plante (danp@ampsc.com)
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 22:31:50 -0800

At 11:20 PM 3/20/97 -0800, Eva wrote:

>Anyone have something better than the piercing story? Actually, I'm
>not much interested in such an effort unless I think it would be a really
>good story to have people spreading. And although I would like to reduce
>the number of pierced navels in the world, I'm insufficiently inspired by
>that cause to spread lies about it.

Actually I have two (although one /was/ an urban legend until I came
across a video posting of the actual news clip). One is a contender
for the annual "Darwin Awards" which is awarded for conspicuous duty to
mankind by removing one's genes from the public pool, and features a story
of a guy, his '67 chevy, a desert highway and some strap-on, solid-fuel
rocket boosters. Very funny if your mind is twisted into 9 dimensions.

The other features an 8-ton beached whale pitted against 2 tons of dynamite.
This is the true one. I have the video clip. Also very funny.

They're longish, so if you want to read them or view the video (Vivo),
and hear the music (Webtrax plugin - optional), go here:


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control of data = information (conception to puberty)
control of information = knowledge (puberty to marriage)
control of knowledge = wisdom (marriage to divorce)