Really OT (was Re: OT: spacing of code in Google Groups)

Peter Hansen peter at
Thu Jan 6 16:33:23 EST 2005

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote:
>>This "cat equivalent" thing is a red-herring.  I can rarely type more
> I tried offering a red herring to my cat to check this out, and, sure
> enough, she indignantly refused it and miaowed loudly for less smelly
> food.  So, you may have a point here.

Going totally off-topic (except for those who define anything
that ridicules Bill Gates as inherently on-topic), just as
I read your reply I saw the following two "related" articles
as I was reading some news online:

On red herrings (and silly Bill screwing up another demo):

On cats (bouncing dead ones, anyway):

(My reticular formation must be working fine today...)


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