One Night At The Forum
The talk.origins newsgroup is famed for the scholarly depth and seriousness of the discussions held therewithin. For example:
Richard Harter wrote:
Caesar, you see, was not at all scrupulous in his card playing tactics. One evening whilst the lads were playing poker Julius had carefully stacked the deck to give Mark Anthony four kings and himself four aces. As he was about to deal Brutus unexpectedly reached across the table and cut the cards.
To which Mitchell Coffey added:
“How many cards you want?” asks Brutus.
Caesar doesn’t answer.
Brutus has to raises his voice.
“How many you want!”
This finally grabs the attention of Caesar, who pops his cigar out of his mouth and utters, feebly:
“Eh? Two, Brute…”
And Herb Huston ended with:
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