[TAG] (forw) Pascal's Wager and me
jimregan at o2.ie
Fri Sep 30 13:54:22 MSD 2005
Rick Moen wrote:
> It was just a chance, throwaway remark on Usenet, and it was eight years ago.
> Yet I _still_ keep coming across people quoting it. Watch out; _you_
> might end up being famous for something freaky like that, too.
> Footnote #3 is to an elaborate and very funny parody piece
> ("alt.Shrugged"), in which the author imagines all the regulars of the
> referenced newsgroup, including yr. humble correspondent, enacting
> roughly the plot outline of Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_. It should
> be amusing even if you don't get the plentiful in-jokes like my being
> infamous for dropping foreign phrases into the conversation.
Yeah, you get two of the funniest bits:
'Rick Moen spread his hands regretfully. "Sodomy non sapiens, dear."'
"Andrea?" He didn't try to put a hand on her shoulder; he knew
better than that. "Just remember: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum."
She looked up in exasperation, fighting back tears. "Rick,
_will_ you speak English for once?"
He smiled in genuine amusement. "Don't let the bastards grind
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