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Linux Users Unite ...And Riot: More Funny Fake News

Nov 25, 2008, 01:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

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"Seattle Mayor Paul Schell expressed initial reservations about the influx of penguinheads. "Obviously, when I found out that we were going to have tens of thousands of outsiders coming to our city, sleeping in their cars, on the sidewalk- I was very concerned. We hadn't dealt with crowds this size since the last Grateful Dead show here- and I'll tell you, these computer nerds are touchy. At least the hippies stayed mellow till we sent police to the lot to bust their skulls with nightsticks."

""I went down and met with them, and they were really nice for a bunch of computer-geeks. They had some sort of cellular hookup or something, and were on the Internet conspiring with people all over the world. They had cellphones, moving lifesize penguin holograms- the penguin is their symbol- and fax machines, some sort of cable satellite TV so they could watch Star Trek- they impressed me as good citizens. I'll admit, they fooled me.. When they got tired of playing soccer or throwing frisbees, they'd get out little homebuilt robots- cute little things, that play what they call 'fooball.' They said they believe that technology, if kept in the hands of the people, will be a source of very good social change. Up until now, our only big problem was with their all-night laser-tag games all over downtown. Deep down, though, I knew it wouldn't take much to push them over the edge.""

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