Fun_People articles from 1993 in chronological order
3 Jan -:- The Big Bang
5 Jan -:- Technology on the march...
6 Jan -:- New Virus alert
27 Jan -:- Techno-entrepreneural nets in the latte capital...
27 Jan -:- public service request
1 Feb -:- Don't touch that dial!
3 Feb -:- And you thought the traffic on netnews was bad...
3 Feb -:- Bible Belt Broadcast Bungle
4 Feb -:- International Routing Table Update!
9 Feb -:- The Origin of Unix
11 Feb -:- bizarre guitar laws
18 Feb -:- 18 valentine thoughts
18 Feb -:- technoconfession
19 Feb -:- That's the way the girls are....
24 Feb -:- YOW! Cows... (long)
1 Mar -:- Will Nostradamus be hosting Saturday Night Live soon?
1 Mar -:- news of the weird
2 Mar -:- Important Discovery
3 Mar -:- Heaven and Hell -- another opinion
3 Mar -:- Waco raid - Top 10 Lessons...
4 Mar -:- High-tech sociology
4 Mar -:- RFC 1149
4 Mar -:- Re: RFC 1149
5 Mar -:- Re: RFC 1149
5 Mar -:- Hillbilly Speak
5 Mar -:- High-tech sociology update
5 Mar -:- California Bar Exam & The Right Stuff
10 Mar -:- GOODBYE TAX RELIEF; HELLO SHARED SACRIFICE
12 Mar -:- The subtle logic of Oregonians
15 Mar -:- code-review-speak
17 Mar -:- Telemarketer Torment Techniques
18 Mar -:- Charismatic cult leader in tense standoff
19 Mar -:- Q: Have you no bananas?
20 Mar -:- Jesus & Elvis
22 Mar -:- "It loses something in the original." --James Thurber
24 Mar -:- QOTD - Minsky, 3/24/93
24 Mar -:- Talmud and FORTRAN, or the separation of church and state machines
24 Mar -:- A Vapid Death
24 Mar -:- A lawyer joke for old-time music afficionados
25 Mar -:- Some of the bad decisions
26 Mar -:- Linguistic Thuggery (making the syntax fit the crime)
26 Mar -:- New Xerox copier wreaks havoc
26 Mar -:- Superhighway? Isn't that for cars?
26 Mar -:- ILLUMINATI
26 Mar -:- Re: making the syntax fit the crime
31 Mar -:- Re: ILLUMINATI
31 Mar -:- Whew! - Was that YOU Mr. Wizard?
31 Mar -:- From a NeXTStep mailing list...
31 Mar -:- FW: The mysterious phone #
7 Apr -:- New Intel Processor
7 Apr -:- Donatello update
7 Apr -:- top nerd to tie knot
7 Apr -:- Measurements (/usr/lib/units upgrade)
8 Apr -:- Babar becomes a Piano
8 Apr -:- HOW TO BE EFFICIENT WITH FEWER VIOLINS
8 Apr -:- N O' T W
8 Apr -:- Poem of the Day
8 Apr -:- pilots & penguins
9 Apr -:- Club Malaprop charter members (Goldwyn, Stengel, & Berra) and a newcomer
10 Apr -:- Don't forget to read before you sign (e.g. a proxy)
10 Apr -:- Trademark Trends
10 Apr -:- Kitchen Komputing
12 Apr -:- I Told You So
12 Apr -:- Civil Obedience
13 Apr -:- Da Buk
14 Apr -:- Hell on Earth
14 Apr -:- Now it's called the "Emerald City"
14 Apr -:- HEY ... WE'RE BEING AUDITED!
15 Apr -:- A world of information at your fingertips
15 Apr -:- Laws of TV Physics
15 Apr -:- 'Sblood! Does it taste good?
15 Apr -:- Hair Mail Special
16 Apr -:- A Replacement fot the Komputerized Kuisinart
18 Apr -:- Microsoft and UnixWorld
20 Apr -:- winning is the only thing
21 Apr -:- Wacky Waco Awards
22 Apr -:- Re: Wacky Waco Awards -- BAD TASTE SEAL
25 Apr -:- Off with her head!
25 Apr -:- What's the international symbol for "clueless"?
28 Apr -:- They've decided that we should just trust them...
29 Apr -:- Spreading the word...
29 Apr -:- Coondog for sale
30 Apr -:- A Hunting We Will Go...
4 May -:- And you thought "ghoti" was confusing!
5 May -:- Hog Heaven
5 May -:- passive assault?
11 May -:- What you didn't know about 4/4 time
13 May -:- Apology to the "lucky" ones
13 May -:- Comma-Splice 101
13 May -:- CPSR assistance sought. (oops! This might not be funny...)
14 May -:- Down East Political Perspective
14 May -:- Wifespeak
14 May -:- BOFH #1
15 May -:- BOFH #2
16 May -:- BOFH #3
16 May -:- Attention musicians! Announcing 1-800-CTS-HELP
16 May -:- Brownian Motion
16 May -:- Success is virtually guaranteed
16 May -:- New uses for home utensils
16 May -:- coming soon to a dealer near you
19 May -:- BOFH #4
20 May -:- Taylor Series - a matter of life or death
20 May -:- Gates Gets Gotten
20 May -:- Apple's Bad Trip
20 May -:- Buy - 0 - Day
20 May -:- We had much to learn from him...
20 May -:- Jokes - demonstrating the Tipper rating scale
20 May -:- The Great Internet Treasure Hunt
20 May -:- BOFH #5
20 May -:- Winning Entry in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
20 May -:- CS superhero?
21 May -:- The bread comes in on little cat feet
24 May -:- BOFH #6
25 May -:- NT forward
27 May -:- The truth about NT (a pair)
27 May -:- Wave Dynamics 101
27 May -:- Snoring and Calf Pain
28 May -:- drive-by anthropology
28 May -:- Fairy Tale Update
31 May -:- need a lawyer?
1 Jun -:- actuaries, adenoids, and amortization
1 Jun -:- cereal literacy
1 Jun -:- Fractured English, banjo dept.
2 Jun -:- ANNOUNCEMENT OF WHITE HOUSE ELECTRONIC MAIL ACCESS
2 Jun -:- The Tough Coughs as he Ploughs the Dough
4 Jun -:- Other Flying Objects...
4 Jun -:- Each pilot must carry his own toothbrush aboard the vehicle.
7 Jun -:- Meet the FOAL
7 Jun -:- Russian History (is this msg going to be funny?)
7 Jun -:- Party advice
7 Jun -:- Cosmology Update
7 Jun -:- I met a guy
9 Jun -:- Local Health Tips for the 90s
9 Jun -:- Public Service Announcement
10 Jun -:- A Poem to Express for Success
10 Jun -:- Not so much fun...
10 Jun -:- Dracula's bride spotted in Peru
10 Jun -:- Jurassic Park: Which is the beef?
11 Jun -:- There's a future in the past
11 Jun -:- Out of the mouths of babes...
11 Jun -:- That and Which
11 Jun -:- Oh, Danny Boy...
15 Jun -:- Core Dumped by Unix Transportation
16 Jun -:- but eating bagels is part of my religion!
16 Jun -:- Infallible Beans
16 Jun -:- Peter's Believe It Or Not -- The Water Level Test
17 Jun -:- Finally, a use for gigabit networks!
18 Jun -:- The Roots of Male Sexuality (now eat your fiber, son)
18 Jun -:- Discovering Our National Image
18 Jun -:- Another one for the Jesse File (or is it the Tipper File these days?)
18 Jun -:- CBS's "Ancient Secrets of the Bible"
19 Jun -:- A common referent
19 Jun -:- Miscellaneous NeXT Notes
25 Jun -:- the best kind!
25 Jun -:- Jurassic Park Computer Graphics
25 Jun -:- More "Stupid Crime Tricks"
25 Jun -:- More Stupid Crime Tricks
25 Jun -:- Accidents Will Happen
27 Jun -:- Nineteen Unfamiliar Quotations
8 Jul -:- a math riot
9 Jul -:- Just in case you missed this 25 years ago...
9 Jul -:- Digital Signature Scandal Alert
9 Jul -:- Some (anti) NT propaganda
9 Jul -:- Call the White House
9 Jul -:- Jurassic Park
9 Jul -:- A Cooler, Queerer, Ken
9 Jul -:- A River Runs Over It
9 Jul -:- the importance of proving theorems
9 Jul -:- the semiotics of The Cat in the Hat
9 Jul -:- QOTD - Vonnegut, 7/9/93
10 Jul -:- FW: Photo crimes
14 Jul -:- Advice to new students
16 Jul -:- Speech Recognition Mishaps
17 Jul -:- The Supreme Court finally gets one right
19 Jul -:- Refuses to wear a--
20 Jul -:- Dear Fun Person:
21 Jul -:- Lost in the translation? Lessons in Jinglish (Japanese Instruction
22 Jul -:- One for the record...
22 Jul -:- Emcee Workshop
30 Jul -:- More Stupid Corporation Tricks
30 Jul -:- Mr President & the Net
30 Jul -:- The private enterprise system strikes again...
30 Jul -:- prescience on thr [Seattle] home front
30 Jul -:- Have A Nice Day
30 Jul -:- A Competition from Hell
30 Jul -:- Meeting people in Palo Alto made simple
18 Aug -:- back from music camp...
18 Aug -:- Those wild wacky mathematicians
18 Aug -:- noodle notes
18 Aug -:- innovative new direction for U.S. space program
19 Aug -:- hardware comparisons
20 Aug -:- The _Lambda Report_: It's not what it seems...
20 Aug -:- News Flash -- The world was created only 5,753 years ago
20 Aug -:- You don't say...
20 Aug -:- Careers in Computers
20 Aug -:- POTD
20 Aug -:- non-prescription chemicals of long-term commitment potential
23 Aug -:- Palindrome of the Century
24 Aug -:- They forgot `Lemon Freshened'
26 Aug -:- How easy is it to fool Canadians?
26 Aug -:- Pass the pigskin please...
26 Aug -:- Flush Rush Quarterly
27 Aug -:- More stupid criminal tricks
29 Aug -:- Test cases
5 Sep -:- BlackNet - In Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream.
5 Sep -:- Checking out the news files...
5 Sep -:- Nerd signature of the day
5 Sep -:- NOT Snydley Whiplash!!
5 Sep -:- mars mission
5 Sep -:- Lost in space
6 Sep -:- Even small losses must be mourned
7 Sep -:- Operating Systems
8 Sep -:- Guide to Programmers
9 Sep -:- Signature Du Jour
9 Sep -:- QOTD - 9/9/93
9 Sep -:- Stupid Music Tricks From Missouri
9 Sep -:- The Giamatti Proclamation and the end of the Millennium
10 Sep -:- Scary WEIRDNUZ
10 Sep -:- something to hide?
14 Sep -:- Calling all parents...
14 Sep -:- QOTD - Gibson, 9/14/93
14 Sep -:- dog bandwidth
14 Sep -:- Twenty Naked Pentecostals In A Pontiac
15 Sep -:- Uh-oh, not another serious one...
15 Sep -:- why ask?
15 Sep -:- Re: Uh-oh, not another serious one...
15 Sep -:- BJOTD (Banjo Joke Of The Day, natch)
15 Sep -:- QOTD - 9/15/93
15 Sep -:- What a relief! - we can breathe easy now
18 Sep -:- Undocumented Newton tricks
18 Sep -:- budget-cutting breakthrough
18 Sep -:- Re: why ask?
18 Sep -:- (more) why ask?
20 Sep -:- Top Ten Reasons Why ...
21 Sep -:- Just a test (of some kind)
26 Sep -:- WEIRDNUZ selections
26 Sep -:- Heard on vh1 (comedienne unknown)
28 Sep -:- In case you thought Rush Limbaugh was cute
28 Sep -:- from the mouths of babes
28 Sep -:- true grit
28 Sep -:- Helpful Advice
30 Sep -:- Who are you calling schlumpy?
30 Sep -:- From folding beds to folding phones ...
30 Sep -:- Is the DES dead?
30 Sep -:- Re: How come there are locks on the doors of 24-hour stores?
1 Oct -:- I just hate it when that happens...
1 Oct -:- Local boy hits the big time
1 Oct -:- Re: Why Ask? Fun People Want To Know
2 Oct -:- The 1993 IG NOBEL PRIZE ceremony
7 Oct -:- Panamanian driving techniques
7 Oct -:- Joe Bob Briggs reviews Flesh Gordon 2
7 Oct -:- And you thought Rush Limbaugh was harmless...
7 Oct -:- Stupid Car Tricks
8 Oct -:- Fun_Mail delivery problems
8 Oct -:- Errors in certification...
8 Oct -:- Misc Weirdness
8 Oct -:- 1993 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
8 Oct -:- LJOTD (Lawyer Joke # 646568)
8 Oct -:- Politically Correct Dining Takes A Giant Step
9 Oct -:- An oldie but a goodie...
9 Oct -:- A year ago this month
11 Oct -:- Show us the length of your raincoat...
12 Oct -:- Information please...
12 Oct -:- Ig Nobel Broadcast
13 Oct -:- The Zapper
13 Oct -:- Hunting Elephants
13 Oct -:- .SOTD - 10/13/93
13 Oct -:- The subtle patterns of history
13 Oct -:- Another Day in Moscow
13 Oct -:- Millennium Meteor Fireworks
13 Oct -:- Message from the B.O.F.H.'s boss
16 Oct -:- The PC Global Village People
19 Oct -:- Grammar checkers - yesterday's ideas tomorrow
20 Oct -:- Self-helpless books
20 Oct -:- I'm all shook up - you will be, too
20 Oct -:- The end of the world
20 Oct -:- Geographical Nomenclature
20 Oct -:- PC PCs
21 Oct -:- Giokki di viole (and a few others, too)
21 Oct -:- DOTW (Disclaimer Of ... )
22 Oct -:- Indonesian volcanoes
22 Oct -:- Oh yeah? Re: Giokki di viole
23 Oct -:- Three courses of weirdness
25 Oct -:- The Pot Calls the Kettle Back (thank you for using AT&T)
26 Oct -:- RSA Factoring Challenge -- pass it on
26 Oct -:- News of the Winnet
26 Oct -:- Local (Seattle) News - Trendy Sumo
26 Oct -:- Sex and your Electrocardiogram
27 Oct -:- Oriental antiques
27 Oct -:- Stupid Authorities Tricks
27 Oct -:- World Cup Warmup
28 Oct -:- If Only We'd Known Then What We Know Now...
1 Nov -:- The Enterprise
1 Nov -:- Travel Travails
1 Nov -:- CMOTD (Cryptic Message Of ...)
1 Nov -:- Another DataBase You Can't Live Without...
1 Nov -:- High School Math Proficiency Exam
2 Nov -:- Ignorance is bliss
3 Nov -:- Something will out...
3 Nov -:- Long Beach Man Admits Ark Hoax
3 Nov -:- Ambiguous Recommendations
4 Nov -:- The wizard of days and time
4 Nov -:- Another successful demo!
7 Nov -:- Generating more reviews of review generators...
7 Nov -:- When Nature Calls, She Calls Collect
7 Nov -:- Scat-O-Report, a Stupid (insensitive) Criminal Trick, and surprise PC
8 Nov -:- SEVEN SOFTWARE COMPANIES ADDED TO "WATCH LIST"
9 Nov -:- The Apple Newton & Serious Bandwidth
9 Nov -:- supply side economics
9 Nov -:- Coffee, anyone?
10 Nov -:- autoresponder@WhiteHouse.Gov
11 Nov -:- J.P.S. Cookbook
11 Nov -:- Using Science To Answer A Biggie
11 Nov -:- What we'll do with 500 channels of video
11 Nov -:- Athena Design Announces Psychic Tech Support Hotline
12 Nov -:- BBC Hoax
12 Nov -:- Deep space that sucker!
12 Nov -:- Re: Athena Design Announces Psychic Tech Support Hotline
12 Nov -:- Psychic Tech Support Hotline & BBC Hoax
12 Nov -:- Skills rated
13 Nov -:- UPOTW (unintentional pun of ...)
13 Nov -:- Net.idiots v1.2
15 Nov -:- Non-Platonic kisses
16 Nov -:- Academic Programmers - A Spotter's Guide
16 Nov -:- .SOTD (.sig of ... ) - 11/16/93
17 Nov -:- The American Workforce
17 Nov -:- Re: What we'll do with 500 channels of video
17 Nov -:- QOTD - your vet, 11/17/93
18 Nov -:- Why They Do It
19 Nov -:- Not Subtle
19 Nov -:- The Genesis of Peas on Earth
19 Nov -:- Multimedia patent claimed
19 Nov -:- The Internet at house level
21 Nov -:- A great Christmas gift?
22 Nov -:- CRAY XMP-2. 32MW. etc etc. Must go, best offer.
22 Nov -:- DISORDER IN THE COURT (repost)
22 Nov -:- Personal story
22 Nov -:- Truth is stranger than RISKS
23 Nov -:- mini-JIR: the first issue
24 Nov -:- Psychic sues after CAT scan
24 Nov -:- Slogans for the 90's
27 Nov -:- Give 'Em The Atomic Chair!
27 Nov -:- NAPTA
28 Nov -:- The Great Santa Search
28 Nov -:- Re: Give 'Em The Atomic Chair!
29 Nov -:- Twin Peaks vs C++
29 Nov -:- Drugs are bad for oil & timber companies...
30 Nov -:- Superconductors at room temperature!
30 Nov -:- Folklorist Anecdote
1 Dec -:- What is it that ALL pieces of equipment have in common?
1 Dec -:- M.A.O.T.W. (Meeting Announcement Of The Week)
1 Dec -:- Today's Herb Caen / SanFran Chronicle
1 Dec -:- Star drink
1 Dec -:- Christmas among the Unix
1 Dec -:- Christmas C Code
3 Dec -:- Clinton's health plan
3 Dec -:- LANE ENDS MERGE LEFT
3 Dec -:- Ouch!
3 Dec -:- Health care for all?
3 Dec -:- Adding Insult To Injury
6 Dec -:- Units of measure
6 Dec -:- Hitch Hiker Movie - Request for Help
6 Dec -:- Special non-PC fun_supplement
6 Dec -:- QOTD - CBC, 12/6/93
6 Dec -:- Just screw it up!
6 Dec -:- Grape Racing
6 Dec -:- The Write Slave Trade
7 Dec -:- Careful where you point that thing!
7 Dec -:- Do Scientists Know Everything?
8 Dec -:- An opportunity
8 Dec -:- Re: An opportunity
8 Dec -:- More Christmas Humor
8 Dec -:- Astonishing results
8 Dec -:- Top Ten List for 12/7/93 (9/1/93)
9 Dec -:- Geometry Quiz
9 Dec -:- Fisher Price's "My First Vibrator"
9 Dec -:- Lucky -- recurring nightmare material
9 Dec -:- The Gelding Gourmet
9 Dec -:- This explains a lot
9 Dec -:- Top Ten List for 12/9/93
10 Dec -:- WEIRD NUZ
10 Dec -:- SmartHouse 2.0
13 Dec -:- Credit Where It's Due
13 Dec -:- Love Trek?
13 Dec -:- Those Wild, Wacky Russians
14 Dec -:- Traditional Values
17 Dec -:- The latest word(s) on productivity from Seattle...
17 Dec -:- Microsoft lightbulb joke (A new one, not "making darkness standard")
17 Dec -:- Accu-Scan inaccuracies
17 Dec -:- Top 10 Reasons for Being a Digital Sales Rep
17 Dec -:- BQOTD (Bluegrass Quote Of The Day)
17 Dec -:- Masturbation
17 Dec -:- End of a beginning
17 Dec -:- Mission Critical Solitaire
17 Dec -:- Credit for BQOTD (Bluegrass Quote Of The Day)
19 Dec -:- More Stupid Criminal Tricks (or nearly so)
19 Dec -:- Creative accounting through history
19 Dec -:- And In Local News...
20 Dec -:- From the Journal of All-Too-Reproducible Results...
21 Dec -:- Musical Cross Dressing
21 Dec -:- DNA Discovery
21 Dec -:- Powell's Technical Bookstore goes online
21 Dec -:- Holy Cow!
22 Dec -:- Banjo jokes? Viola jokes?
22 Dec -:- FSOTW (FAQ Summary Of The Week)
22 Dec -:- Satan Claus Unmasked!
22 Dec -:- Where the Letterman meets the road
22 Dec -:- Another Top Ten.....
25 Dec -:- QOTD: Bobby Inman on government cryptographic restrictions
25 Dec -:- The Freeway Fritter thread drags on...
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