From: theo on 4 Dec 2008 23:10
On Dec 4, 5:41 pm, Diogenes <cy...(a)society.sux.ok> wrote:
> theo wrote:
> >It's a capitalist plot I tell you.
> You may laugh, but I think it IS a capitalist scam.
Nah, capitalists are far too greedy to work together.
> >Tiptoe through the tulips?
> The Internationale...
I don't know the words, sorry.
From: Zebee Johnstone on 5 Dec 2008 00:29
In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 4 Dec 2008 20:10:41 -0800 (PST)
theo <theo(a)bekkers.com.au> wrote:
> On Dec 4, 5:41 pm, Diogenes <cy...(a)society.sux.ok> wrote:
>> The Internationale...
> I don't know the words, sorry.
"Let no one build walls to divide us
Walls of hatred nor walls of stone
Come greet the dawn and stand beside us
We'll live together or we'll die alone"
except, presumably walls of tariffs...
"So comrades come rally
For this is the time and place
The international ideal
Unites the human race"
except the ideal of international trade I suppose.
- who finds it a stirring song and prefers the translation Billy
Bragg sings to the older ones. But then he rescued The Red Flag
from the dirge generations of Labour Party hack sang it to, so he has
that much of an ear. The White Cockade is a fighting tune not a
funeral march like Oh Tannenbaum.
From: Doctor Shifty on 5 Dec 2008 05:47
Zebee Johnstone wrote:
> In aus.motorcycles on Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:24:40 +1100
> jl <not-here(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>> Aaah yes the much predicted death of the mainframe... after 20 years I'm
>> sure it'll happen soon
> And then the predicted death of FORTRAN.
My FORTRAN days, Wollongong Uni 1968, were marked by everyone
lengthening their arms carrying boxes of cards around campus. You could
tell a real programmer by how much longer his arm was than his sleeve.
If you rode a motorbike it was easier to turn one way than the other by
Twenty years later there was a bunch of us who thought Modula-2 was the
future. Now there's a death that came quickly.
From: Yeebok on 5 Dec 2008 20:06
> On Thu, 04 Dec 2008 22:09:16 +1100, Yeebok <yeeb(a)yeeb.yeeb> wrote:
>> Diogenes wrote:
>>> On Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:23:29 +1100, jl <not-here(a)nowhere.com> wrote:
>>>> Diogenes wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, 2 Dec 2008 20:48:24 -0800 (PST), JL <jlittler(a)my-deja.com>
>>>>> When I become Dictator of Australia, you super won't be worth zip.
>>>>> But you won't need it where you're going, boy... :-)
>>>> My my you've taken a nasty turn haven't you. No the smiley doesn't make
>>>> it funny.
>>> Relax, Australia is safe. I have zero chance of taking over
>>> But you need to get your humour meter repaired, boy. It ain't readin
>> I didn't see anything funny in the post or even in the thread. Just saw
>> you shownig your ignorance about some things, misspell a lot, skip
>> letters in words, skip whole words, make blanket statements and sweeping
>> assumptions. Then again, this is usenet isn't it.
> So you're a humourless git who fixates on people's spelling errors and
> word omissions. does the term "anal retentive" convey anything to
>> I get the feeling you didn't sell your shares and now you have the irrits.
> I own no shares. Now you'll have to acknowledge that your feelings
> and reality are not related. Good luck with your therapy...
> Onya bike...
Thought this was /your/ therapy ? :)
From: Andrew McKenna on 6 Dec 2008 03:22
Zebee Johnstone wrote:
> - who finds it a stirring song and prefers the translation Billy
> Bragg sings to the older ones. But then he rescued The Red Flag
> from the dirge generations of Labour Party hack sang it to, so he has
> that much of an ear. The White Cockade is a fighting tune not a
> funeral march like Oh Tannenbaum.
My parents were singing the variant version 'The People's Flag' in the
early-sixties (and may be earlier), so I think Wikipedia (That
Authoritative Source) is wrong to credit Leon Rosselson with authorship
in the late-sixties. The parody wouldn't be half as funny without
Tannenbaum being such a miserable over-done tune.