Fun_People Archive
14 Feb
These guys really know their stuff!

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 94 17:37:31 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: These guys really know their stuff!

From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: jim@Tadpole.COM (Jim Thompson)
From: (Jamie Thompson)
From: Ronald James Wanttaja <>

> On the lighter side, "Roll Call" reports that late last month, someone
> snuck into the House Science, Space & Technology Committee's hearing
> room, removed a (now obsolete) model of Space Station Freedom from its
> display case, and replaced it with a model of a Klingon battlecruiser.
> At least one Committee briefing was held with the Klingon ship on
> display before Freedom was restored to its rightful place.

This story is true; I got the word from a friend who's a scumsucking
lobbyist :-).  However, there was one point left out:

The person in charge of the display said that one of his co-workers was
able to identify the ship, right down to type and specifications.

"A prime suspect, then," said the reporter.

The manager sighed.  "I've got fifty people who can do that...."

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []