The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 February 2006

Killed my groove, I've got to say

WESTERN UNION NO LONGER IN TELEGRAPH BUSINESS STOP COMPANY NOW BEING SPUN OFF FROM FIRST DATA SENT LAST TELEGRAMS LAST THURSDAY STOP WILL CONCENTRATE ON FUNDS TRANSFER BUSINESS STOP SAMUEL F B MORSE REPORTEDLY SPINNING IN GRAVE STOP

(Via Outside the Beltway.)

Posted at 4:03 PM to Dyssynergy


Now, unless I'm mistaken, Mr. Morse's code is kept alive mainly by an inexplicable requirement attendant unto certain radio licenses -- such as the General- and Extra-class ham licenses, neither of which I will ever achieve, apparently, even if the required proficiency is reduced from its present five words per minute, to one character per day.

I'm actually fairly good with codes and languages, but Morse is, in effect, an unwritten language and thus it seems beyond my capabilities.

Posted by: McGehee at 5:35 PM on 1 February 2006

Western Union was saved by illegal immigration. First Data/Western Union has made huge amounts of money on helping illegals transfer their money back to Mexico. They even go so far as to sponsor Pro-Immigration rallies. In my mind, they help finance the invasion of our borders. They should relocate their corporate offices from Denver to Mexico City.

Posted by: Mike Swi... at 5:37 PM on 1 February 2006

Oddly enough, I've considered sending seomeone a telegram just to freak them out. so much for my new career as a singing telegram deliverer.

Posted by: Bobbert at 9:03 AM on 2 February 2006