After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> ____/ peterwn on Thursday 26 February 2009 20:47 : \____
>> On Feb 27, 7:47 am, Doctor Smith <iaintgotnostinkinem...@xxxxxxx>
>>> They are both college drop outs.
>> Roy, unlike Bill did successfully complete his undergraduate
>> As far as I know he was undertaking a doctoral programme but I am
>> unaware of its current status (he may well still be working on his
>> In any event someone cannot be called a 'college drop-out' for
>> flunking a doctorate.
> No-one's flunking a doctorate. It's Gary Stewart with more libel.
You don't flunk a doctorate, anyway. You decide you can't do it.
Or (as in one case I witnessed personally), they let you slide to get you
the hell out the door and out of their hair.
"Don't come back until you have him", the Tick-Tock Man said quietly,
sincerely, extremely dangerously.
They used dogs. They used probes. They used cardio plate crossoffs.
They used teepers. They used bribery. They used stick tites. They used
intimidation. They used torment. They used torture. They used finks.
They used cops. They used search and seizure. They used fallaron. They
used betterment incentives. They used finger prints. They used the
bertillion system. They used cunning. They used guile. They used treachery.
They used Raoul-Mitgong but he wasn't much help. They used applied physics.
They used techniques of criminology. And what the hell, they caught him.
-- Harlan Ellison, "Repent, Harlequin, said the Tick-Tock Man"