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Discussion in 'Hunters Rights Forum' started by Charolais, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    and your point is?

    Gawd, someone is sending me some huge attachment down the email pipe.........

    This better be a good one.
     
  2. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    General Motors vs. Microsoft

    At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared
    the computer industry with the auto industry and stated "If GM had kept
    up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be
    driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1000 miles to the gallon."

    In
    response to Mr. Gates' comments, General Motors issued the following
    press release (by Mr. Welch himself, the GM CEO) "If GM had developed
    technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the
    following characteristics:

    1. For no reason whatsoever your car
    would crash twice daily.

    2. Every time they repainted the lines on the road, you would have
    to buy a new car.

    3. Occasionally, executing a maneuver, such as a left turn, would
    cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you
    would have to reinstall the engine.

    4. Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought
    "Car95" or "CarNT." But then you would have to buy
    more seats.

    5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun,
    reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive.

    6. The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would
    be replaced by one "general car default" warning light.

    7. New seats would force everyone to have the same size bottom.

    8. The airbag system would say ("Are you sure?" before going off).

    9. Occasionally for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you
    out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door
    handle, turned the key, and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

    10. GM would require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set
    of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they
    neither need nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would
    immediately cause the
    car's performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become
    a target for investigation by the Justice department.

    11. Every time GM introduced a new model car, buyers would have to learn

    how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate
    in the same manner as the old car.

    12. You'd press the "start" button to shut off the engine
     
  3. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    McDonnell Douglas Joke

    This was allegedly posted very briefly on the McDonnell Douglas Website by an
    employee there who obviously has a sense of humor. The company, of course,
    does not have a sense of humor, and made the web department take it down
    immediately (for once, the 'IMPORTANT' note at the end is worth a read too....


    Thank you for purchasing a McDonnell Douglas military aircraft. In order to
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    registration card below. Answering the survey questions is not required, but
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    and desires.


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  4. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    My Shoot the Poop board has been on downtime so much I got fed up with the entire site and moved the community.

    If anyone wants to come on over, take off yer shoes (on second thought, keep 'em on) loosen yer shorts up a bit and hang out, you are welcome to come and join us.

    It's too bad, cause out of over 3300 message boards, mine was number 47- but I'm sick of them not feeding the hamsters that run the servers (gonna call PETA tomorrow, I am!)

    If ya wanna go play on the other boards over there, register as a "global" user, if not do the local thing.


    Hope to see some of you all over there, and please........ do have some fun, fun, fun till I take yer T-bird away.

    So, if ya wanna come play with me, I'm over here!

    :p
     
  5. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    jeez, this was getting buried to the bottom of the pile.
     
  6. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    You should stop by and say hello more often!
     
  7. Charolais

    Charolais Guest

    too many boards, not enough time.

    besides, actually talking to you is much more satisfying.

    :)
     

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