Article: 261476 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 4x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 13:59:28 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 27 Sender: email@example.com Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O BARNACLES ********* We made an ecosystem where there had never been one before, all quite by accident. High above our atmosphere, all the detritus and garbage we released into space -- the loose panels; the human fecal matter; spent reaction products -- made a welcoming environment the same way a reef attracts fish. And the fish came. Tiny flukes, white and bloated, the size and shape of rice grains, affixed themselves to metallic surfaces and absorbed whatever nutrients happened by. Multiplying proportionally to human space exploitation, they are now ubiquitous and routinely clutter cylinder hulls at L-5. It's bad to shit where you sleep. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: email@example.com, Math Dept., Rice U.