Re: Curtains, Action, some good spoofs, in you please!

From: Martin Ling (
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 06:59:59 MDT

On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 07:26:40PM -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > Knock, knock.
> > Who's there?
> > The Singularity.
> Singularity who?
> Nooooobody expects the Singularity!

(with apologies to Monty Python)

Reg: "*I* don't know! = Mr Wentworth just told me to come in here and
say that there was trouble at the nanomill, that's all - I didn't expect
a kind of Singularity!"

(JARRING CHORD. The door flies open. In come three Extropians.)

Extropian 1: "NOBODY expects the Singularity!"

Extropian 2: "Except us, that is. Our chief principle is perpetual

Extropian 3: "...perpetual progress ...boundless expansion.... Our two
principles are perpetual progress...and self-transformation.... Our
*three* weapons are perpetual progress, and self-transformation, and
intelligent technology...and open society.... Our *four*"

(Reg and Lady Mountback look boredly at these loonies. They have
obviously blown any chance at a dramatic entrance.)

Extropian 3: "*Amongst* our philos.... Hmf... Amongst our principles...
are such elements as progress, self.... I'll come in again."

(They turn back and escape out into the hall, waiting again for their

Reg: "I didn't expect a kind of Singularity..."

(JARRING CHORD - They burst in again)

Extropian 1: "NOBODY expects the Singluarity!"



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