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Cult of the Mad Penguin

Oct 05, 2007, 02:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"Last Wednesday, I went to a pub with some people from work. I wore a t-shirt I picked up at Linux World Boston in 2003. As my co-workers left one by one, I moved to the bar to strike up a conversation with the bartender. It was a quiet night and serving drinks slowed down as everyone left.

"I started to take a sip from my cold mug of Guinness, when a fellow, who looked around 35, sat one stool away from me. The air was still filled with cigarette smoke and I had a fresh cigar on me. So, I lit up. The stranger on my right, ordered a shot of single malt Scotch and sipped on it now and then.

"'Hi!,' the guy said. 'I see you're wearing a Linux shirt...'"

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