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Annapolis, Dec. 11, 1783
My dear [Doomers]---
I wrote you by the post this day fortnight, since which I have received two letters from you. I am afraid that you may not have sent to the post office and therefore that my letter may be still lying there.... I hope you will have good sense enough to disregard those foolish predictions that the world is to be at an end soon. The almighty has never made known to any body at what time he created it, nor will he tell any body when he means to put an end to it, if ever he means to do it. As to preparations for that event, the best way is for you to be always prepared for it. The only way to be so is never to do nor say a bad thing. If ever you are about to say any thing amiss or to do any thing wrong, consider before hand. You will feel something within you which will tell you it is wrong and ought not to be said or done: this is your conscience, and be sure to obey it. Our maker has given us all, this faithful internal Monitor, and if you always obey it, you will always be prepared for the end of the world: or for a much more certain event, which is death. This must happen to all: it puts an end to the world as to us, and the way to be ready for it is never to do a wrong act.... I had a letter from your uncle last week informing me that Polly is very well.... I am my dear [Doomers] your affectionate father,
-- Thomas Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999
Thomas my son!
You said:"The almighty has never made known to any body at what time he created it, nor will he tell any body when he means to put an end to it".
Weep for my prophets Thomas, for I have told them things and not you, for you do not seek my face!
-- d.b. (email@example.com), November 08, 1999.
Name That Tune (and it's composer)
I'd give it a (2) for originality. The tune isn't catchy, it's beat is 'borrowed'. And the composer's name a rip off...Other than that it's content isn't worthy of note; nor would it bare listening to for more than a second. All in all, I'd say that it's thoughtless unworthy meaninglessness should be reserved for the out house. And it's author's true identy is of course, the out house mouse.
-- Shakey (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.
Play it again Sam---my sound was turned off---but my sensitive hearing picked up on the extra 1 and 0 piping thru!!!
-- David Butts (email@example.com), November 08, 1999.
I've read that letter many times but never like this. And seeing Mr. Thomas Jefferson sent it to his daughter, Polly, well...
-- GoldReal (GoldReal@aol.com), November 08, 1999.
-- its (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 08, 1999.