[gclist] Semi off topic humor.

Charles Fiterman cef@geodesic.com
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 11:03:52 -0600

>***The following is _actually true_***
>Yesterday, President Clinton held a tear-filled news conference to
>'share the pain' of those close to the 'Heaven's Gate' suicides.  He
>said that 'we have to understand the motivation behind this'.
>Immediately, one of the reporters asked "Perhaps it was due to your
>re-election, sir?"

Am I the only one reminded of the Josephus problem in Knuth? They
killed themselves in stages. Someone was able to call this in quickly.
They were programmers. Maybe somebody read Concrete Mathematics, did
the math and sat in the circle.
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