The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 March 2003

Zero for two

I took a look into alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.1950s this afternoon, and some yobo had hung a recording out on the line with the notation "Someone Make G. W. Bush Listen to this".

The song? Jackson Browne's "Lives in the Balance".

Not what I'd call a 1950s title by any stretch of the imagination. I was going to chide the individual posting the item, but someone beat me to it, opening with the following:

I can't believe how off topic and offensive this is.

Only in Usenet (and ASCII sort routines, I suppose) would "off topic" come before "offensive".

The rest of the response:

There are planes leaving for Paris and Baghdad every day.

Hop on.

Landing at Baghdad may be rather tricky toward the end of the week, but hey, no one said this was going to be easy.

Posted at 5:18 PM to Political Science Fiction