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_ /\ _ _ /\ _ / \_/\_/ \_/\_/ \ M M 0000 0000 SSSSS EEEEEEE / \_/\_/ \_/\_/ \ \_____/ () \_____/ MM MM 0 //0 0 //0 S E \_____/ () \_____/ / \ M M M M 0 // 0 0 // 0 SSSS EEEEE / \ / \__/ \ M M M 0// 0 0// 0 S E / \__/ \ /__________\ M M 0000 0000 SSSSS EEEEEEE /__________\ DDDD RRRR OOOO PPPPP PPPPP IIIII N N GGGGG SSSSS D D R R O O P P P P I NN N G S D D RRRR O O PPPPP PPPPP I N N N G GGG SSSS D D R R O O P P I N NN G G S DDDD R R OOOO P P IIIII N N GGGG SSSSS A-M00SE-ING ANECDOTES AND ILLUMINATION BY AND FOR THE PAWNS OF THE M00SE ILLUMINATI Issue #19| Disclaimer: The Editor will place almost anything | Nov. 28, 1988 ---------- in this newsletter out of a frantic desire to fill --------------- the issue, so don't blame him for the quality or content of the submissions. Excepting those he may have written himself, the enclosed items do not in any way represent the Editor's opinions. In fact, let's be real safe, and say that as far as this newsletter is concerned, he has no opinions at all. Okay? Good. ================================================================================ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **************************** EDITORIALS AND LETTERS **************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello all! Bl00p! Welcome to Issue #19. There is much discussion of the coming MegaThr0ng-a-thon in this issue; it being important, I suggest you read it and get back to me or the csbb.m00se discussion. Also, the list owner at Yale turned down my request to use his listserv for Droppings distribution, so we're still working from one listserv only. If anyone can get a list elsewhere, please do! We need to spread this thing out a little. Lastly, the listserv does not like off-bitnet addresses. The only off-bitnet chapter it can send to is Larry at B.U. So would those of you near the other other-network chapters please continue to forward mail to them. Hmm. That's it for this editorial. On with the issue! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << A note from Jonathan >> BTW: could you put a query in M00se Droppings about how many M00ses are on the internet, and how many of them would like to expand operations to there? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ******************************* EVENTS AND NEWS ******************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- << There has been much discussion about the MegaThr0ng-a-thon on the M00se discussion list on CSNEWS. For those of you who are not subscribed, and for those of you who have forgotten what's been said, a recap of the highlights. >> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - On this Mega-Thr0ng-a-thon... I was recently in a Thr0ng of chapters from the Buffalo SUPER THR0NG, (about 6 of us), and one of the m00ses sugeested holding either THE M-T-a-T, or at least *A* M-T-a-T here in Buffalo, as we have almost 20 chapters right here. What say? Anyone interested? DangerM00se Pat et. al. :^> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hey! Help! What about us lower-in-the-corner-on-in-the-out-of-the-way people? There are a lot of m00se fans here, a lot that don't have id's that would like to participate in this M-T-a-T. I just cant lift off and fly to Buffalo. I know there are a lot of chapters there, but I think you could get a better participation if you hold it closer to the middle of the US. Like Indiana for instance. You could get all us Southerners (AR,OK,TX,MO) ppl along with yourselves. I think the event is cool and everything, but I think we should pick a spot that will have more participation than Buffalo. M00seMan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - C'mon David, what about us in the north and west? The Alaska thr0ng? We've pretty much resigned ourselves to not going, because even if you guys held it in Seattle, it would still cost us a grand to get there and back. Jonathan Clemens - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Right on, I mean, what *true* m00se is going to want to trek *all the way to CT*? And when we all get there? Have you people looked at a map lately? CT is small...we'd never fit all the chapters in the state without destroying it in the process. So, I propose we hold the Thr0ng-a-Thon in a nice, big state with plently of wide open spaces. It's winter, the farmers aren't using their wheat fields for anything, we can just move in and take over. Just think, Washington State's Whitman County (the proposed site) is probably bigger than the *entire* state of CT, and Washington has *plently* of counties to chose from. So, what do you say? Give chilly Pullman, Wa a try, it's not quite the last place on Earth, but darn close! BardM00se - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Greetings all, CT might be small...It might be only a two hour drive from one end to the other but..but Washington is dullsville USA ( ;^) sorry bard )... We of the Central CT State U thr0ng support our state..( 'Oh connecticut ... (break into song..) our lovely sewer pit..) Connecticut: If you can't spell it FAKE IT! Bigger isn't nessarily better.. Its not the size that counts.. Vegi-m00se..(sometime goblin) Salmon m00se..(sometimes awake) ( President skippy? ) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Reasons to have it in Buffal0: 1) Largest thr0ng in the world is in Buffal0 2) It's not in the east, not in the south, and not in Alaska. 3) It's near canada 4) I have a m00se(made by Gund) 5) I said so! 6) I'm too poor to travel south 7) I'm too tired to find Connecticut 8) I'm employed and can't leave my job to go Bl00p!(unreasonable of them, isn't it?) 9) It's near Niagara Falls 10) It's near my house(this is NOT an invitation to use my house!!!!!!) 11) It's near sibericuse 12) It's near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario 13) Most of you have never been to Buffal0 14) If the buffal0 thr0ng fails to attend, 1/5 of all m00ses wouldn't make it. 15) It's cheaper than going to Alaska. That concludes my list of 15 reasons to have it here. Well, I hope you all have a m00sey day.....Bl00p! aloha. Valerie. :) whose name doesn't lend itself to anything m00sey. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I have a solution. How about all m00ses having their own parties, inviting those chapters and thr0ngs in the area to a common place, and hold all these thr0ng-a-thons at the same moment, maybe even sending out updates via this very conference to all m00ses nationwide? That way, no one place has to be picked. Sort of like a major national m00se convention day, eh? We just have to pick a time and date, that way! hciR the inbl00pable... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Like Thr0ng-a-th0n day idea. Maybe the day Bush is sworn in, to add to the confusion...?? Seems to be the best compromise among the much divided m00ses. Din0m00se - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I like the idea of simultaneous M00se-a-th0ns in varying parts of the country. Obviously a single location is going to be inaccessible to many, if not most m00ses. In addition to the possibility of phone communications between the gatherings, may I suggest that one m00se at each Thr0nging place be appointed official PhotoM00se? The idea would be for everyone at each Thr0ng-a-th0n to chip in to cover the costs of film and processing; then the prints could be snail-mailed around to all the m00se chapters, preferably with the photos labeled. Another possibility for a Grand Thr0ng-a-th0n would be to hold it in conjunction with the annual bizarreness known as NetCon(tm). No, I don't know yet where next May's edition of NetCon(tm) will be held, but I suspect it will be somewhere on the east coast. Niniane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << In response to the above.. >> Hey, that sounds like a great idea! One question, though... Would people want colour photos or black & white? Some of the advantages of B&W are: 1) If any m00ses have the facilities, prints could be developed cheaper than sending them away. (Many schools have darkrooms which students can use.) 2) We could make the prints bigger, (say, 8x10,) and make duplicates of only the ones we want to send out. - SalmonM00se (Godfrey) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << Well, there you have it. Personally, I support the many thr0ng-a-thons at once idea, and I think the photos are an excellent idea. However, the cost of 130 or so copies of as many sets of pictures as there are parties would be prohibitive, so I suggest that only a large group shot of each thr0ng-a-thon be distributed to all the m00ses. If anybody wants more pictures than that, they can send money to the photographer. That way, each party can buy the film, and each chapter can put in enough money for one large print from each thr0ng-a-thon. All that remains, then, unless there is strong objection to this idea, is to arrange a time and date for the parties. Since we want them to happen at the same time, of course, we must account for time zones. We shall continue this discussion on CSBB.M00se. >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ***************************** FICTION AND POETRY ******************************* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- << A filksong by three employees of Steve Jackson Games; honorary m00ses all. A song not about the M00se Illuminati in particular, but about all such organizations. >> ILLUMINATI (to the tune of "Eleanor Rigby") Steve Jackson, Joe Vail, Creede Lambard Illuminati . . . They put a thing made of tinfoil on top of my door . . . What is it for? Illuminati . . . Shooting a ray at my cornflakes to make them turn green . . . What does it mean? The Illuminati . . . They're watching me, I know. The Illuminati . . . They're everywhere I go. Illuminati . . . Doing unspeakable things in the night to a cow . . . Where are they now? Illuminati . . . Sent an impostor in place of the Popsicle man . . . What is their plan? The Illuminati . . . They're watching me, I know. The Illuminati . . . They're everywhere I go. Illuminati . . . They cancelled Star Trek, The Fonz, and My Mother, the Car . . . Are they bizarre? You can't escape them; Even if you take a plane to Nepal or Peru . . . They'll be there, too . . . The Illuminati . . . They're watching me, I know. The Illuminati . . . They're everywhere I go. I know that they know all about me . . . They know that I know all about them . . . Illuminati . . . Hide their assassins' instructions in newspaper text . . . Who will be next? They're all around us . . . Underline every third word in the Times and you'll see . . . How can it be? The Illuminati . . . They're watching me, I know. The Illuminati . . . They're everywhere I go. They're in the attic and the cellar . . . Bigger than Hunt or Rockefeller . . . Illuminati . . . Go through my garbage and count all the pop bottles there . . . Why do they care? They're out to get me . . . They're fluoridating my water from their UFO . . . What do they know? The Illuminati . . . They're everywhere, I see. The Illuminati . . . And no one knows but me. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *************************** MISCELLANEOUS NONSENSE ***************************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- << A suggestion from GypsyLynx >> Why can't we have a M00se Day? I mean, really -- isn't it more than a little ridiculous to have a day for Turkeys and not for the majestic m00se?? Let's hear it for staring our own M00se day and turning it into a national holiday? (and there will be much rejoicing) Bl00p!! More later.... GypsyLynx - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << From Mr. Sparebuttonssuppliedwithhisshirt, a new feature! >> It has come to my attention span (albeit short) that our fine newletter lacks that which makes any and all newspapers worthwhile...a comic section. It is for this reason that I send this, my first ever comic approach on a computer. M00SET00NS |-----------------------------------------| | | | | | O | | '|' ________ | | < \ / \____ | | | | | | --O--------O---| | | |--XO | | | | | ------------------------------------------| M00setakes # 1...how not to perform a hit-n-run... Thank you... Mr. S. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << Interesting stuff from Din0m00se >> Has anyone noticed there's an 'airheads' club on UMNews?? They exist solely to make their club larger. THEY HAVE NO PURPOSE!! THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A PORPIOSE!! WE at least stand for something, and I for one plan to give them a piece of my mind (and a little of Proust's spittle, perhaps)!! Let's start a mail wars, by submitting like crazy to AIRHEADS DIGEST c/o CSNEWS@MAINE. Just put '/append airheads' as the first words in your posting. I have inducted a few more m00ses lately, but forgot their names. Just want you to know the Trinity thr0ng is growing... (and another reason to have one of the parties here in CT...) Din0m00se - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - << M00se Sightings Continue >> This reporter has just seen photographic evidence that there is an unrecorded m00se chapter wandering the wilds of Newfoundland. What can we do to bring this poor soul out of the wilderness into the bizarreness of m00sedom? Niniane - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Unconfirmed Scamp sighting!!!!.....Alacrity and GypsyLynx are still not sure if their eyes were playing tricks on them, or if it was actually Scamp logged on in the SU Aid center Tuesday night. The witnesses in question state that she was buried in over 200 mail messages that had piled up in the 3 weeks that she has not been logged on. GypsyLynx -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *************** AND, OF COURSE, THE UBIQUITOUS M00SE LIST UPDATE *************** -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADD: Alaska thr0ng FSDEM2 @ ALASKA Mugwump Loyola thr0ng FRANK @ LOYVAX Spank Siberacuse thr0ng DPFLINT @ SUNRISE Sandman University of Missouri chapter C482529 @ UMCVMB Count_Zero - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CHANGE: from: HABiT DB06103 @ UAFSYSB David Boddie to: HABiT DB06103 @ UAFSYSB M00se Man from: KEVIN @ LOYVAX Kev to: KEVIN @ LOYVAX Mr. Sparebuttonssuppliedwithhisshirt of

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