[extropy-chat] iDarwin Award winners

Michael M. Butler mmbutler at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 00:17:04 UTC 2007

When the Sony Walkman was first introduced, I and several
acquaintances started calling them "'Mug Me' Boxes" due to the
expected loss of situational awareness. I think Phil Foglio used the
term in one panel of a cartoon.

Nothing new under the sun. Except the law (sigh).

On 2/7/07, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers who blithely cross the street
> listening to an iPod or talking on a cell phone could soon face a $100 fine.
> New York State Sen. Carl Kruger says three pedestrians in his
> Brooklyn district have been killed since September upon stepping into
> traffic while distracted by an electronic device. In one case
> bystanders screamed "watch out" to no avail.
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      Michael M. Butler  :  m m b u t l e r  ( a t )  g m a i l . c o m

'Piss off, you son of a bitch. Everything above where that plane hit
 is going to collapse, and it's going to take the whole building with it.
 I'm getting my people the fuck out of here."
   -- Rick Rescorla (R.I.P.), cell phone call, 9/11/2001

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