drink (was Re: Klava Recipies)

Fri Mar 21 10:14:20 PST 2003

On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 01:19:31PM -0500, Richard Congdon <richard at pikachu.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > > Really?  I was told that Hungarians invented beer, and
> > > that they make the best beer in the world.  Hmm ... I think
> > > the same guy said they invented sex, Whiskey, and some other
> > > stuff too, now that I think of it....
> > Will you people *stop* listening to Al Gore ?
> I know it's off topic, but given current events, I can't resist.  Al Gore,
> who except for a judicial coup might well be president, would not be the
> cause of so many deaths just to please his oil industry buddies.
> Furthermore, if you are alluding the alleged remark of his that he created
> the internet, it simply isn't true that he said that.  Yes, he has a
> tendency to exaggerate, but what he said was that he was very important in
> getting the internet (nee DARPA net) commercialized.  (I wish I had a URL
> handy, so that you could read his words.)

Didn't we just go over this?

Making this kind of remark in an inappropriate forum only pisses 
off people who *really* do care about the issues and want to 
respond... but feel they cannot because of the forum.  It's sort 
of like saying "Your mother wears army boots" from behind an 
army; not terribly fair and certainly not conducive to useful 

Matthew Hunter (matthew at infodancer.org)
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