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If the author of this would like to come forward and take credit, please do. I once wrote something along similar lines. I'll try to dig that out and list it as well.
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Disclaimer:It nicely illustrates the ridiculousness of the common disclaimers.
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Your eyes are weary from staring at the CRT. You feel sleepy. Notice how restful it is to watch the cursor blink. Close your eyes. The opinions stated above are yours. You cannot imagine why you ever felt otherwise.
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Author: Jeffrey Goldberg