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Emerging from the vacuum of the NON-cyberspace continuum, and hurtling towards Terraboom at breakneck speed, I suddenly entered the O-no-zone. Quickly becoming a UFO (uninformed flaming object) I began superheating and coming apart..The only way I could survive semi intact was to turn on my shield. The problem was I had never encountered this atmosphere before. The solution was a process called Rrrreverse Engineering. I had a reasonably sound "Ark" model to dissect and rebuild from, but there were so many Unk's. I wouldn't have made it in time, owing to the 'hermit instinct' so highly evolved in my universe. Luckily, I received transmissions from some things called GI's. Today I have a retard shield in place, but I am expecting to be coming in hot on arrival. I will survive the entry, but unless I engineer a swell parachute pretty quick or someone puts up one hell-of-a safety net in time, it's going to be rough. Then of course, I'll be fortunate not to land in the middle of DGI country. I've heard through the quarkvine that they are likely to get pretty hostile soon, So I'll try to stay out of their 'sights'

-One-"oboy"-newbie@ T-minus YGIAGAM


P S A great big thanks to GI's everywhere on Terraboom and keep up the great work!!

-- spun@lright (, March 28, 1999



-- Ed Yourdon (, March 28, 1999.

A prime example of why stockpiling prescription drugs is so important...


-- Roland (, March 28, 1999.

Sounds like a grateful person describing their GI emotional journey, thanking us all, and signing off to go tackle preps. Creative & energetic. Since I can relate, maybe I'm an as-yet undiagnosed needing some prescription drugs? LOL No, he's just using word-images for colorful description. I've enjoyed spun@lright's post; glad it was shorter than that other long really weird one by somebody else.

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-- Leska (, March 28, 1999.

I'm not sure "prescription" drugs is the problem here Roland (grin). <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 28, 1999.

Just to set the record straight, I offer for your edification:

I haven't used alcohol or any form of unprescribed drug stronger than real asprin for years and at 48 I'm not likely to start soon. I would prefer to be wide awake when the warning signs appear. These have been trying times for me, being alone in "the know" in my little universe. Having re-read my post I can only say it is my way of describing awareness and resulting action in a way that 'muses me. Sorry if it was too ??? for you. Perhaps if you read my post under the 'NEW GI..." you will form a more realistic caricature of me. I was very sincere in my thanks to Post(wo)men here and also kudo's to you Mr. Yourdon for your contributions, after all, without your insights many will not have the oportunity to become GI's in these deleterious times. Respectfully

-- spun@lright (, March 28, 1999.

Just so you know, spun@lright, I have never used any drug in my life either, prescription or not. Unless you count chocolate ;-), which actually is a drug, or a couple tries at Melatonin when working night shift. Otherwise, no, and I understood your post. Maybe it has to do with the ability to allow experiencing emotions intensely while still grounded and rational. Don't be shy or quit posting, spun@. Different keystrokes for different folks, and realize we're all troll-trigger-happy, especially on weekends ;-D

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-- Leska (, March 28, 1999.

"Terraboom" I love it! I think that was a very creative thank you! retard shield...hee hee

'YGIAGAM'-that I don't 'get', would you explain?

Hope you're not signing out permanently.

-- Deborah (, March 28, 1999.

OK spun@lright, I was only funnin' with you. That is a pretty far-out post! Welcome to the club, and if there is anything we can do to help, don't hesitate to ask. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 28, 1999.

Your Guess Is As Good As Mine - YGIAGAM Sorry Deborah , that was a Streeetch!

-- spun@lright (, March 28, 1999.

Spun@lright, meet Dieter. Wow! What a concept!

-- Old Git (, March 28, 1999.

Please spare the rhymes and riddles, many of us here don't have the time nor patience to figure out what your trying to say. Please speak plainly and to the point. I almost clicked you off after your first 2 sentences. Tried to hang with you but couldn't. To keep from being flamed take my advice, stick around but get to the point.

-- ~~ (, March 28, 1999.

If we can't laugh with and at ourselves, what good are we?

-- Lobo (, March 28, 1999.

spun@lright, I loved your post! I could just see you, cruising along at a safe altitude until BAM! It hits ... the first shock waves of TEOTWAWKI ... you spin madly with that tight, already-sunk feeling in your gut, and thankfully you pass through friendly GIs. I think I may have a parachute around here. It's a small one, but perhaps added to other GI's parachutes, it'll help to cushion your descent.

Stockpile coffee and chocolate.


-- jhollander (, March 29, 1999.

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