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Don't drink the water. (Ed Symanzik)
(topical, smirk)

While reading an article titled "California earthquake at a glance"
in, I came across the following item:

>       --Drinking water from tankers and portable toilets provided in
> affected areas.

None for me, thanks.

--Ed Symanzik  <>

Ed then followed that comment up with this:

Subject: Don't drink the water (Copyright infringement)
From: (Ed Symanzik)
Keywords: topical, smirk, metahumor

I just submitted a one-liner from an article posted in
Although we are not a paid subscription site, this newsgroup showed up at
our site within a couple of hours of the L.A. quake.  I suspected this was
a good will gesture on the part of Clarinet.  However, the next article
posted included the following copyright notice.

>This, and all articles in the clari.* news hierarchy, are Copyright 1994 
>by the wire service or information provider, and licensed to ClariNet 
>Communications Corp. for distribution. Except for articles in the 
>biz.clarinet.sample newsgroup, only paid subscribers may access these 
>articles. Any unauthorized access, reproduction or transmission is strictly 
>   We offer a reward to the person who first provides us with information 
>that helps stop those who distribute or receive our news feeds without 
>authorization. Please send reports to 

I would therefore like to turn myself in and collect the reward.

Thank you.

(From the "Rest" of RHF)

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