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Monday, January 31, 2005

Oook.... no, ... Eeek!

posted by Jazz at 1/31/2005 11:45:00 AM

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Any regular readers of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are familiar with "The Librarian." He's a guy who is the head librarian at the magical university's library, but was at some point turned into an orangutan in an unfortunate accident. Almost all of the time, when anyone asks him anything, all he ever says is, "oook." (People who work there, though, can somehow miraculously understand him.) The only exception is when he hears something seriously alarming, in which case, instead of "oook" he says, "Eeek!"

This one from Waveflux is a definite "Eeek!"


U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote:
Officials Cite 83% Turnout Despite Vietcong Terror

by Peter Grose, Special to the New York Times (9/4/1967)

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3-- United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.

According to reports from Saigon, 83 per cent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong.

Read the rest.