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Dutch Boy

Posted by: Dr. Cruel on November 11, 1999 at 11:42:40:

In Reply to: Nice wide paint brush you've got there.... posted by Frenchy on November 10, 1999 at 16:40:53:

You're a wretched class enemy, French. Don't you get it? You buy products from a man who has made billions from marketing a reasonably stable, widely available OS. Since he has made billions, he is a dirty, no-good capitalist, and has to be quashed.

At least Farinata tries to play the game. Present an alternative product, sell me on the virtues of same, and you have a sale. I got no 'brand loyalty', no ideological compunction to cling to obviously inferior goods in the presence of something better and cheaper. Ain't market-based value theories grand?

Don't feel lonely, dude. Looks like Jaikumar has some say in the infernal regions, and has consigned Mr. Reagan, Mr. Kohl, et. al to the sulfurous fire. I can't speak for Kohl, but Reagan was a good Catholic boy. Looks like I'm on the downward slide, too.

Ah, well. At least you might spend those trifling mortal years before the Big Flame in a free country. Meanwhile, I'm holding my revolutionary fist stiffly in the hole in the dike, keeping that nasty red tide from ruining the crops. My bit for the cause, what?

"Doc" Cruel

P.S. Hmm. West Germany makes the Mercedez and the BMW, I believe. What sort of vehicle were the East Germans famous for? Besides making the best T-series knockoffs of Soviet military equipment, of course.

Better off, indeed. Shame on you, Nikki.

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