[Groop]Space-Time Contradictions

Chris Schechner chschechner at ev1.net
Sat Apr 12 11:12:45 PDT 2003


Love and kisses,

>At the exact same moment (give or take a nanosecond) that I received
>confirmation that I was deemed worthy to be a part of the Groop (O
>Frabtious Day!), I also received the following:
>On Sat, 12 Apr 2003 07:24:13 -0700 (PDT)
>MAILER-DAEMON at smeagol.dreamhost.com (Mail Delivery System) writes:
>>  This is the Postfix program at host smeagol.dreamhost.com.
>>  I'm sorry to have to inform you that the message returned
>>  below could not be delivered to one or more destinations.
>>  For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>
>>  If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
>>  delete your own text from the message returned below.
>>                          The Postfix program
>>  <groop-request at groop.groo.com>: host groop.groo.com[]
>>  said: 550
>>      <groop-request at groop.groo.com>... User unknown
>Since I received this message (the message quoted above, not THIS
>message!), this means I couldn't possibly have received the confirmation
>message entitled (or even simply titled) "Welcome to the 'Groop' mailing
>list (digest mode)"!  Or, since I received the confirmation message, I
>couldn't possibly have received the "Undeliverable Mail Returned to
>Sender" message.  There are only two possible explanations:
>1.  As Dave Barry has proved (by the art of guessing) that copies of
>e-mail (especially those which are lost) become a part of the rings of
>Saturn, it is entirely possible that the original message (my e-mail to
>join the group, not The Original Message, which had something to do with
>not partaking of some fruit) fell into a wormhole.
>2.  I am a clone.
>This has absolutely nothing to do with Groo (except, perhaps, that having
>clones could mean I'd have to buy TWO copies of every Groo book now).
>   ~~Chet
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