[LMB] Birthday

Jim Parish 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 
offstage.>