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Re: Cephalopod

Will return to dy tomorrow. In the meantime, gO READ AND/OR ENJOY THIS: RE: CEPHALOPOD OH HEY WHY IS MY CAPS LOCK KEY ON??!!

Posted on July 30, 2008 to Elsewhere





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You are brilliant.

Posted by: Grant on July 30, 2008 11:47 AM

Nice touch! "Анастасия Ельцина" Not sure how many people got it, but I'm giving you a standing ovation for that one.
Jeremy pooping.wmv 4GB... Pure genius. Why did I get this, though? I shouldn't be on this list!

Posted by: Goldie on July 30, 2008 11:52 AM

Please unsubscribe me!

That was awesome.

Posted by: Lisa B on July 30, 2008 12:07 PM

That was awesome.

Posted by: Lisa B on July 30, 2008 12:08 PM

Arg and here I am, proving your point for you. :)

Posted by: Lisa B on July 30, 2008 12:14 PM

Yay!

Posted by: Anonymous on July 30, 2008 3:49 PM

47,789,288,772,793,207,311,118,982

can you even imagine that number?


Goldie : I didn't get that .. could you explain ?

Posted by: anonymous on July 30, 2008 5:23 PM

*LOL* The future is safe - our mass stupidity will save us from ourselves. Anyone who has read Ian Banks' "Excession" may recognise similar attempts at communication.

Posted by: Kristi on July 30, 2008 5:58 PM

This was so funny, Matthew! We're talking Xyzzy-quality, spit-take funny -- brilliant stuff. This total stranger is really glad you write.

Posted by: robin on July 30, 2008 6:00 PM

The links in the e-mails you pointed to seem to be broken. I was never able to see any quoted text by clicking "Show quoted text," and I'm unable to download that jeremy_pooping.mpg video. It's a little frustrating, and I hope you can look into it.

Thanks.

Posted by: Mark Dodge Medlin on July 30, 2008 10:57 PM

Ha! Best. Article. Evar! It made me turn to my husband and tell him I loved you.

Posted by: Yoshi on July 31, 2008 6:29 AM

This is awesome. It's certainly giving "Xyzzy (Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure)" a run for the money as my favorite example of inspired Baldwinian brilliance.

Oh, and LOL!!!1!! WTFOMG!!11! and stuff.

Posted by: Travis on July 31, 2008 10:04 AM

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that was classic. thanks for the laughs.

Posted by: Chad on July 31, 2008 10:38 AM

Having been part of something rather like that(sans poop), I can say you captured it brilliantly. Great post.

Posted by: bc on July 31, 2008 3:17 PM

It's tomorrow; you lied.

Posted by: Mike on July 31, 2008 6:48 PM

OK, man. You stole this from an email I screwed up when we worked together. Plaggerism! Pflagiersm! Playgerist!
Oh, never mind. You can use it.
Hey, I didn't use my real name, did I? Nuts.
Deleete.
Unsubbscribe.
Unssubscribe.
Unscribe.
Cancel.
Delete me from the list.
Don't tell amybody, OK? Just between us?
I am never gfonna live this down.

Posted by: andy on July 31, 2008 7:39 PM

dude ..just ignore twittr 24x7 if you can just pull out stuff like this ...

Posted by: anonymous on July 31, 2008 9:13 PM

I have read Excession but I don't get the reference. But it is one hell of a good book.

Posted by: ethermal on August 1, 2008 6:43 AM

I have read Excession but I don't get the reference. But it is one hell of a good book.

Posted by: ethermal on August 1, 2008 6:43 AM

We've tried to include features in the program for students with many disabilities. I needed Spanish in my classroom, so Spanish was added. I wanted something to engage students who are not interested in language, thus musical interludes and movement were incorporated. I wanted to be able to change the prompts (music,movements, etc.) on-the-fly. We wanted to provide for those requiring augmentative communication device and so the Mayer-Johnson symbols are included and can morph from the photographs. I wanted a cause-and-effect program for my students who didn't understand the automatic scan. The Switch-On-Picts activity was developed. We realized more types of scans would be advantageous. Three types of scanning routines have been added. I wanted 2 and 3 piece puzzles. Here they are. One of my parents wanted Dr. Seuss types of stories with real pictures. We wrote some 'ditties' and here's StoryTime..
I am not enjoying skiing among the trees at the moment..

Posted by: Patti on August 1, 2008 9:33 AM

For the love of God mawn! :)

The system only annoys, how about this one?
1. Blah meeting tomorrow for managers.
2. Correction on Blah meeting, not tomorrow, Monday.
3. Forgot time and place for Blah meeting...
4. Due to employee luncheon, Blah meeting canceled till Thursday...

Posted by: Wickwire on August 1, 2008 11:17 AM

For the love of God mawn! :)

The system only annoys, how about this one?
1. Blah meeting tomorrow for managers.
2. Correction on Blah meeting, not tomorrow, Monday.
3. Forgot time and place for Blah meeting...
4. Due to employee luncheon, Blah meeting canceled till Thursday...

Posted by: Wickwire on August 1, 2008 11:25 AM

You are a genius. The russian was a work of art.

I work at an enormous company and this stuff used to happen all the time until the IT department finally got their act together. Fwds make even sane people lose their shit...

Posted by: arboreality on August 1, 2008 5:57 PM

Elana Twanna?

I would like to meet her.

Posted by: Anonymous on August 2, 2008 9:15 AM

I loved that.

It reminded me of the great Chop Suey Mailing List Debacle of...a few years ago, can't remember the exact date. Some Seattle readers might remember it. "Why am I getting all these emails?" "Please stop using "'Reply All!"

Posted by: LB on August 2, 2008 6:11 PM

Ehtermal - Excession reference is to the communication about the Minds re: the Excession. THey have a "top secret" cabal and communciate in a language that you have to be in the know to really understand. Anyone who works on, say a building site, rather than in a multi-national corporate would have little experience or understanding of this kind of "group dialogue" In Excession, the Minds, those supposed "super-powers" end up having the same sort of chaotic conversations with petty squabbles etc. Very funny.

Posted by: kristi on August 2, 2008 11:50 PM

Genius! My absolute fav part was "Was: Re: SOPT IT!!!!!" The subtlety is brilliant.

Posted by: Dawn on August 3, 2008 11:11 PM

So, what exactly is your definition of "tomorrow"?

Posted by: el on August 4, 2008 10:46 AM

Fantastic! I am going to *snicker* about this one all afternoon! "SOPT it" - classic, classic stuff!! I do wish you really HAD included the video link of Jeremy pooping though...that would've been great!

Posted by: Anonymous on August 5, 2008 1:24 PM

Fn brilliant!

Posted by: rootboy on August 6, 2008 4:25 AM

so strange

Posted by: kitty on August 6, 2008 2:54 PM

I guess Matthew used some new definition of tomorrow that I'm not familiar with.

Posted by: Leroy on August 7, 2008 8:34 AM

"...Brett's farewell party."
I just got that.brilliant.
So you coming back tomorrow or what?

Posted by: arwa on August 7, 2008 9:29 AM

So, I take it that by "returning tomorrow" you meant that you'd be, like, dropping by the site to read comments?

Perhaps you're calculating time using base 8?

Am I missing something? Besides YOU? (Waaaaahhhh!)

Posted by: karen on August 8, 2008 2:32 PM

I think this is the Annie definition of "tomorrow" -- only (read: always) a day away.

Posted by: Shawn on August 11, 2008 10:44 AM

I was literally crying when I read that and I haven't cried since I first saw Brian's Song. That's how funny it was.

Posted by: Edward on August 11, 2008 10:12 PM

Tomorrow never comes.

Posted by: T Grum on August 12, 2008 5:44 AM

Like Alice's jam, posts are made every other day. The rule is posts yesterday and posts tomorrow, but never posts today.

Posted by: Doc Lamar on August 12, 2008 8:13 AM

I laughed so hard I cried.

Posted by: Benton on August 16, 2008 9:33 AM

Well played, Sir!

Posted by: John Todd Jensen on August 25, 2008 7:27 PM