RE: virus: Re:MS Flip Software Price

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 21:39:40 -0700

On Monday, October 6, 1997 2:57 PM, Tadeusz Niwinski []
> Do you think Ben will ever be able to find a fulfilling relationship with
> this kind of "logic"? This may be the price Eric asked about. This is
> an example. What is the real price of abandoning logic and consistency?

I know you often joke, but can you really be claiming that logic and
consistency are essential for a man to have a relationship with a woman? I
can think of ten other qualities that are more useful.

> I believe rationality is the only tool we have.

OK, now I know you're joking. You listed three other tools in the next

> Do you suggest I should punch Ben in the nose and tell him "look, young
> don't you see you are a filthy parasite and you are not going to find any
> meaningful relationship without changing your way of thinking first, and
> am certainly not going to help you with any 'girls' anymore"? Would this
> a right reaction? I don't think so.

Send him to

> I am still friends with Ben. How can I abandon a sick friend?

Maybe he's not the sick one?

Richard Brodie
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