From: Bob Rankin
Subject: TOURBUS - 21 Oct 2003 - Computer Humor
Do you remember the TV commercials for Windows XP where enraptured users would spread their arms and fly? Apparently this was no marketing gimmick. According to a story in BBSpot Technology News, the MSFlight technology can in fact propel users to greater heights. But some experts are warning that flaws in XP can result in serious injury. If the system crashes, you do too...
Okay, okay... hold the letters. It's only satire, but I think you'll enjoy reading some of the other BBSpot "news" features, such as "Underclocking Becomes Latest Computer Craze", "Shocking Software Boosts Productivity" and "ICQ Log Study Shows Americans Have Ungood Grammer". You can find them all here:
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Since 1987, Brad Templeton has been collecting jokes and distributing them through the rec.humor.funny newsgroup on Usenet. You can find an archive of the best Computer, Science and Math Jokes here:
Cited as "Pure lunacy" (Fast Company), "Hilarious" (Wired), and a "Pick of the Year" by the likes of BusinessWeek, SatireWire produced some of the best workplace and computer humor from 1999 to 2002. SatireWire is no longer published, but the archives are still there, and still very funny. Search or browse the archives for "Napster Ordered to Stop As Soon As Judges Finish Downloading", "Silicon Pines: Assisted Computing Facility" and "Employee-Slapping Widespread, Effective".
In the Illustrated Guide To Breaking Computers - you'll learn now to defrag your hard drive with a hacksaw, or adjust your monitor settings with a hammer.
Everyone has a different opinion about what's funny and what's not. If none of the above tickled your funny bone, then try Yahoo's humor directory here:
In the Computer and Internet category you'll find jokes about clams and the International Monetary Fund.
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I'm still planning that followup about online privacy, so stay tuned next week. That's all for now, I'll see you next time! --Bob Rankin