...thus spake Ethan Straffin through the avatar estraff at next.com...
\\ I explain them as an operational necessity for those low-budget cable
\\ channels who use Amigas for their graphics and titling. They put one of
\\ those babies up whenever they run out of real programming and/or their
\\ slide show of local events gets too dull. And it works, too...I can sit
\\ and watch that little blinking red box for *hours*.
every time i see one of those, i just pop a spam-flavored mentos and
everything works out...
(btw, william shatner was elected god. so join the first international
church of shatnerism today!)