Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:34 AM
Subject: Consider yourself warned....
This is a (not so) gentle reminder to PLEASE
PLEASE not send my attachments back when you reply to these emails.
While replies and emails in general are strongly encouraged, I already have
the pictures I send, I don't need them sent back to me. The technical
difficulties I face getting connected out here are almost absurd. I
consider 10 minutes of uninterrupted connection at 28.8 to be a great day.
So while you are sitting in your ergonomically correct chairs sending today's
8MB MPEG joke to all of your friends over a T1 line, remember that I don't
have access to that kind of bandwidth. Downloading emails that should
take about 2 minutes is taking almost 30, and sitting in the cold on a park
bench with my laptop plugged into the side of a pay phone is not why I came
out here. So, in the future, those not complying with this request
will be removed from the list (exceptions may be made for those submitting
rambling groveling apologies that can be forwarded to the entire community, or
cash donations). In the event that the perpetrators are unaware of
the error of their ways, I am including a list of the most recent
Rob Cook (although he did realize it and send an
AND, worst of all...
Chris Sharron - who did it twice with the same
message, in what can only be perceived as an attempt to compensate for
feelings of inferiority about his University of Wisconsin education, sent this
addendum to his correct answer of Archduke Ferdinand as the trigger for the
start of WWI:
reality there were many other reasons that
led to this war, some occurring as far back the late 1800's.
Nationalism, militarism, imperialism, and the system of alliances were four
main factors that pressed the great powers towards this explosive war.
Nationalism is the love of one's country rather that the love of a native
region. Throughout the 1800's many national groups that were driven by
nationalism tried to unite by governments controlled by their own people.
However, this desire to unite all the people of a nation under one
government had devastating possibilities in Europe, where one government
often ruled many nationalities. This is one important reason for the start
of the Great War.
felt I needed to add more to my original answer."
I think Mr. Sharron should spend more time working
and less time surfing on-line encyclopedias for intellectual quotes that he
can pass off as his own in his emails. For those of you wishing to
pile on additional humiliation, you can email Chris.
Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from
P.S. For those of you horrified at the
public humiliation delivered in this email, Chris will probably laugh the
hardest of all