From: Lee Daniel Crocker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 18:17:24 MST
> From: Anders Sandberg email@example.com
> >There is an old Irish toast that goes "May you live to be a hundred
> years with one extra year to repent". In this case I would suggest:
> May you live a million years with an extra eternity for the *real*
One way to counter the memetic force of cultures and traditions is to
create new ones. Newtonmass needs some fleshing out, for example.
Allow me to propose a tradition: the Extropian birthday toast.
Glasses of Amontillado in hand (a nod to Franklin, though I suppose
any old sherry or wine will do in a pinch), cry "One million more!".
Of course, the particular unit we wish to see a million more of will
vary depending on the planet or other habitat we happen to be toasting
on, but for now we'll just assume years as a reasonable default.
A million more, Max. (And yes, I have a glass of Hartley & Gibson in
my hand as I type.)
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC
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