October 28, 2002
Quote of the Moment
"I am think about. Maybe I am no do. But I tell-a you what ingenuity we plan and you tell me what you think. Kong-a lay dead, and how you say--scientist come apart, and Kong come like Frunkensteen--you know Frunkensteen--and he come crazy bad. He kill everyone. And Dwan [Jessica Lange] is now a big time movie star and she say, 'Hey, Kong, remember me?' She jumps in his hand, he picks her up, put her to his face, smile and then...WOMP, he eat her! You like?"
--Dino de Laurentiis on a possible sequel to his notably bad 1976 remake of King Kong (from The Golden Turkey Awards, via Bill)
Link of the Moment
Looks like Saddam's Official E-mail was hacked, and now we get to see what people have been writing to him, both pro- and con-. Don't know if it's a hoax or not.
Political Quote of the Moment
"You can get around the Constitution if you place the word 'Shmonstitution' right after it."
--The Daily Show, paraphrased by some guy in this slashdot article.
Ramble of the Moment
You know, I used to be dead set against people replying to e-mail and just typing at the top but now I do it all the time. I remember giving people crap about (Hi Jen) as well at the time, until I converted to the darkside. And it doesn't seem quite so dark.
On Usenet, the oldschool discussion groups, "top posting" (as they call the tecnhique) is strongly discouraged. As unclefreddy of rec.games.video.classic puts it in his .sig:
Q: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
A: Why is top posting frowned upon?
But E-mail is different from Usenet. Now the quoted mail below can act as kind of a historical record of a conversation.
In both communication forms, there's also that other "interspersed quoting" method, where you kind of write paragraphy by paragraph responses inside the other person's quoted text. That's one of my favorites.