cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
setantae at submonkey.net
Wed Nov 12 12:23:41 PST 2003
On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 09:17:47PM +0100, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <200311122008.hACK8mWu013352 at repoman.freebsd.org>, Poul-Henning Kamp
> >phk 2003/11/12 12:08:48 PST
> > FreeBSD src repository
> > Modified files:
> > games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
> > Log:
> > Add a card carryring member of the Pointless Comparison Collection.
> Modern journalism seems to demand that any measurement or numeric
> quantity gets translated into "something people can relate to"
> before publication.
> Typical examples are that volumes are measured in "swiming pools"
> (sometimes qualified as "Olympic size"), area in football or baseball
> fields, heights in multiple of some randomly chosen tourist attraction,
> small angular sizes as how far away a randomly chosen small household
> item looks that size ("A golfball on the moon").
> You get the idea.
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