Fun Stuff

Partly inspired by Gerard's Did you know? page.

The CCP4 program CHAINSAW continues to attract attention:

Dear Sir/Madam,
     With Regards To You And Your Company,Am Bill Rammy And Am In Need Of 
A Chain Saw I  Was Told You Can Be  Of Assistance To Me Purchase The 
Chain Saw And I Will Like To Know If You Still Have These Types.

Type Of ChainSaw
Echo CS 370 Chainsaw with 16" bar and 91VG Chain
Echo CS-400 Chainsaw with 18" Bar & Chain
Solo Model 651 Chainsaw with 20" Bar & Chain
Solo Model 637 Chainsaw with 14" Bar & Chain     
Makita Model DCS 6401 Chainsaw with 20" Bar & Chain     
Tanaka 3301 Arborist Chainsaw with 12" Bar and Chain
Tanaka 45cc Chainsaw with 18" Bar and Chain      
Husqvarna 3120 XP Heavy Duty
Husqvarna 395 XP Chainsaw
Stihl, MS 170
Stihl, MS 650

So That I May Proceed With The Order.Thanks And Hope My Request  Will be Given Its  Favourable Attention.Awaiting ForYour
            Soonest Response.
               Regards


A link to Alan Sokal's page on the Social Text Affair. One bit particularly resonated with me

Nowhere in all of this is there anything resembling a logical sequence of thought; one finds only citations of authority, plays on words, strained analogies, and bald assertions.
which could apply to many things I read!


An interesting 404 message from http://cps2003.ustc.edu.cn/

The URL you are requesting is forbidden. Sorry! God will help you.


OK, so this is pure indulgence. Almost blog-like. There are some lyrics that I just like; they are just good phraseology. So I'm going to put them here. I leave identifying them as an exercise for the reader. Should be quite easy for those of a certain generation.

"So you thought you'd like to see them healed. Got Blue Peter to stage an appeal."
"We're just two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl, year after year. Running over the same old ground. What have we found? The same old fears."
"I open my curtains at 7am, just so you think I'm up with the rest of the men."
"Growing up is very hard to do, but don't let all that growing smother you."