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COMMUNET  April 1995, Week 2

COMMUNET April 1995, Week 2

Subject:

Thanks for the jokes

From:

Donna Treubig <[log in to unmask]>

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Communet: Community and Civic Network Discussion List

Date:

Mon, 10 Apr 1995 07:19:49 -0500

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Here is a compilation of the responses I received.  Thanks to all. The
talk went well.
==================================================================
 
People always laugh when i talk about the Internet as a vast landfill.
 
They also seem to enjoy my equating computers with my 9-year-old son. This
is true. My son, almost any kid that age, you have to tell them everything,
just like a computer. I tell him to take *out* the trash....then I have to
tell him to bering *back* the trash can! Isn't that just like computers!!!? they
are so dumb! I'd like to be able to say: "You know pretty much that I want
to read my e-mail, so where is it?"
 
Steve Snow
[log in to unmask]
 
====================================
 
Donna, My favorite Internet joke was a cartoon showing a dog sitting at
a computer. The caption read "The best thing about the Internet is that
no one knows I'm a dog."  I think it was a Gary Larsen but I'm not sure.
-Leslie
 
Leslie J. Flanders            | "The only person who welcomes change
Scott County Schools          |  is a wet baby."
PO Box 561, Long Lick Pike    |
GEORGETOWN, KY 40324          | [log in to unmask]
TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR        | [log in to unmask]
 
 
========================================
 
It seems that the Faulkland islands are infested with tens of thousands
of penguins. These penguins pretty much waddle around the beaches all
day, looking for fun things to do.
 
Argentinian pilots have developed a little game that they play with the
penguins. The pilots fly by the beaches, and all ten thousand penguins
turn their heads in unison to watch the planes fly by. The planes then
turn around, and again all ten thousand penguins turn their heads in
unison and watch the planes fly back the other way. It's sort of like
a slow-motion tennis match.
 
Then the pilots fly out to sea, turn around, and fly directly over
the penguin colony. The penguins stretch their heads up, up, up
... and all ten thousand penguins gently fall on their backs :)
 
 
==================================================
 
Hi Donna,
 
Don't know if this is what you had in mind, but one of my favorites has
always been the carton (not sure where it first popped up, it's kind of
legendary by now) of the two dogs sitting at a computer.  One turns to the
other and says, "And the best thing is, on the Internet, no one knows you're
a dog!"
 
Regards,
Ned
 ----------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
I hope you got lots of responses to your plea!
 
I don't know of any jokes or funny stories, but I've been collecting
concepts to share with computerphobes about cyberspace:
 
        Cyberspace has been around longer than computers. It's the place
        you go in your head when your talking on the phone. It's where
        the bank keeps your money. It's where you went to (if you're old
        enough) when you listened to the old radio programs way back
        before television.
 
Certainly not an opening line, but maybe a transition from your opening
story to your speech.
 
Presenting our community network to the chamber of commerce is most
definitely in my future, I'd appreciate any jokes or stories you could
forward my way! Thanks! and GOOD LUCK!
 
Catherine Franklin                  Noel Wien Library
FairNet Coordinator                 1215 E. Cowles
[log in to unmask]          Fairbanks, AK  99701
phone 907-459-1041                  fax 907-459-1024
 
===========================================
 
What you want is to get their attention, not necessarily make them
laugh.  Be sure the story you tell relates to your main topic, or it
will just be a funny story.  You want to use your beginning to wake
them up, but also to grab their attention to YOUR message.
 
You may want to retell the recent story of the grandfather who used
their network to help his grandson who has ADD.
 
Good luck,
 
Larry Loos, Chairman
Show-Me Net Organizing Committee
1417 N Henderson                    E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  314/334-9322                      Work Phone: 314/431-4593x305
 
PS.  I commute about 1 1/2 hours to work each day.  This morning I was
listening to a tape by Joel Welden on how to make professional
presentations.
 
====================================
 
Too late for your deadline, but:
Difference between Newt and the vonHindenberg (sp?) ?
.... One's a flaming Nazi gas bag, the other a dirigible.  <:^)
 
====================================

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