RE: Tip of the week

Subject: RE: Tip of the week
From: MList -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 16:50:26 -0500

> Now THERE's a money-making idea: either brass knuckles, or a rubber
> stamp (or both), that spell RTFM! I'd buy one!

At first blush, one might think that the brass knuckles should
read backward, so that they'll print (incise?) the forward-reading
letters into the deserving forehead... which of course presents
a nice permanent lesson to all who read the forehead.

But then, one considers the reason for having picked THAT
forehead in particular, and one comes to the happy notion
that, if the brass letters read forward, then:

a) the (soon-to-be) knucklehead will be able to read it coming

b) the knucklehead will read the message each time he looks in a

c) if you apply with sufficient force, any third parties who are
interested can simply go round to the back of the knucklehead
to read the message.

I suggest a nice, rugged, lean font that presents well through
swelling, blood, scar tissue...

If you are doing this at sea, please remember to "ground" your
brass knuckles to a sacrificial anode.

/kevin (you'd think it was Friday somewhere)


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