Dancing Paperclip How you Mock me.

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Rollin Thomas

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Oct 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/22/98
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Shh. About two rows up, that kid just left his computer and there it
is. The Dancing Paperclip. I sit here and stare at it while I type,
trying not to be noticed by it.

I want to study its habits. No one's there. Does it act diffrently?
How often does the dancing paperclip blink? It thinks I'm not
watching. Blinking blinking blinking. It still hasn't done anything
except blink a couple of times. Now the kid is back. The Dancing
Paperclip acts differntly now. I'm curious. Why the Dancing
Paperclip?

Well, I look away and I look back. The screen is blue, a bunch of
memory addresses are visible on it. The kid's petrified. He has no
idea what to do. He's still trying to make the computer do something.
This is literally happening. In a minute he should switch computers.
He just restarted the thing. Getting up, moving across the row...
And he starts it up again.

Dancing Paperclip, you are evil.

Rollin
"Yougottadance." - The Sheep Man, Dance Dance Dance.

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The Reverse Psychology Major at Bawston School for Idiots

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Oct 22, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/22/98
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Rollin Thomas <tho...@mail.nhn.ou.edu> wrote in article
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> Shh. About two rows up, that kid just left his computer and there it
> is. The Dancing Paperclip. I sit here and stare at it while I type,
> trying not to be noticed by it.
>
> I want to study its habits. No one's there. Does it act diffrently?
> How often does the dancing paperclip blink? It thinks I'm not
> watching. Blinking blinking blinking. It still hasn't done anything
> except blink a couple of times. Now the kid is back. The Dancing
> Paperclip acts differntly now. I'm curious. Why the Dancing
> Paperclip?
>
> Well, I look away and I look back. The screen is blue, a bunch of
> memory addresses are visible on it. The kid's petrified. He has no
> idea what to do. He's still trying to make the computer do something.
> This is literally happening. In a minute he should switch computers.
> He just restarted the thing. Getting up, moving across the row...
> And he starts it up again.
>
> Dancing Paperclip, you are evil.

... where can i get a dancing paperclip screensaver? these make ideal
christmass presents.

beelzibub
ps;
this is true


Rollin Thomas

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Oct 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/23/98
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"The Reverse Psychology Major at Bawston School for Idiots" <kwm...@banet.net> writes:

>Rollin Thomas <tho...@mail.nhn.ou.edu> wrote in article
><thomas.909070412@bubba>...
>>

>> Dancing Paperclip, you are evil.

>... where can i get a dancing paperclip screensaver? these make ideal
>christmass presents.

DANCING PAPERCLIP UPDATE:

"While in colloquium today, before we were shown videos
of transistors lighting up in some IC chip from a guy
at IBM, someone told me that at the industry fair he
saw a way to make the DANCING PAPERCLIP say 'I'm
melting,' and then he dies. And then, my friends, he
dies."
-Rollin C. Thomas
TAZO drinker. TAZO!

I wonder how dancing paperclips fuck.

Rollin
No I don't.

Thom Rounds

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Oct 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/23/98
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tho...@mail.nhn.ou.edu (Rollin Thomas) wrote:
> "While in colloquium today, before we were shown videos
> of transistors lighting up in some IC chip from a guy
> at IBM, someone told me that at the industry fair he
> saw a way to make the DANCING PAPERCLIP say 'I'm
> melting,' and then he dies. And then, my friends, he
> dies."

This would almost be as cool as a swarm of Millenium Bugs
flying down to tear and peel the defenseless Dancing Paperclip
into a pile of shards, shavings, and Mellenium Bug exoskeletal
sheddings.

Imagine, with the sound of a thousand alarm clocks in fast-
forward, the swarm of Millenium Bugs descend on the cute, cuddly
office supply (which attempts to defend itself by assuming the
shape of an exclamation point (!)). The cloud buzzes around the
paperclip to the sound of tearing metal and pathetic, metallic
screaming. Eventually the cloud disperses, presumably off to find
the file system.

--Thom
"The Charles Manson of cute, cuddly operating-system-wannabes."

The Reverse Psychology Major at Bawston School for Idiots

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Oct 23, 1998, 3:00:00 AM10/23/98
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Rollin Thomas <tho...@mail.nhn.ou.edu> wrote in article

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> "The Reverse Psychology Major at Bawston School for Idiots"
<kwm...@banet.net> writes:
>
> >Rollin Thomas <tho...@mail.nhn.ou.edu> wrote in article
> ><thomas.909070412@bubba>...
> >>
> >> Dancing Paperclip, you are evil.
>
> >... where can i get a dancing paperclip screensaver? these make ideal
> >christmass presents.
>
> DANCING PAPERCLIP UPDATE:
>

> "While in colloquium today, before we were shown videos
> of transistors lighting up in some IC chip from a guy
> at IBM, someone told me that at the industry fair he
> saw a way to make the DANCING PAPERCLIP say 'I'm
> melting,' and then he dies. And then, my friends, he
> dies."

> -Rollin C. Thomas
> TAZO drinker. TAZO!
>
> I wonder how dancing paperclips fuck.
>

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The Reverse Psychology Major at Bawston School for Idiots

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Oct 25, 1998, 2:00:00 AM10/25/98
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In article <98296.0...@Maine.edu>, Thom Rounds <T...@Maine.edu> wrote:
> This would almost be as cool as a swarm of Millenium Bugs
>flying down to tear and peel the defenseless Dancing Paperclip
>into a pile of shards, shavings, and Mellenium Bug exoskeletal
>sheddings.

Interesting, as the phrases "Millenium Bug" and "Y2k Bug" evoke for me a
mental image of the silicon-based spider thingys from "Lost In Space"*

* The crappy recent movie version that was a study in bad cliches and
stereotypes, not the old TV series...

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