jparish at siue.edu
Fri, 07 Nov 2003 09:10:44 -0600
<When the curtain rises, it reveals a large machine, displaying several
banks of blinking lights and various other attachments dear to the
hearts of '50s-era SF fans. The stout fellow, accompanied as usual by
his dogs, comes on stage carrying a shoebox full of Hollerith cards.
Arriving at the machine, he patiently feeds them into the input hopper.
After a few minutes of whirs and clicks, an utterly uninflected voice
emerges from the machine's speakers, causing the dogs to look around
wildly and bark.>
Today Is David Levine's Birthday He Is FWEEEET Years Old
Congratulations David A Local Vendor Of Street Crepes Has Been
Contacted And Will Arrive Shortly Thank You For Your Manifold
Contributions To The List Do Not FWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
<The stout fellow, after a few moments, turns off the speakers. He turns
to the audience, shrugs, and leads his vastly puzzled dogs back