} Ha! Contract! You want contract? I'll give you contract.
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} We, the questioners, do hereby grant to the Usenet Oracle, in any
} and/or all Incarnations, and all his Duly Appointed Priests, permanent
} and irrevocable rights to flame and electronically abuse us in
} whatever manner He or they should see fit, should we choose to provoke
} Him in any manner, or, at the Oracle's sole discretion, at any time
} whatsoever, such abuse including (but not limited to) discrimination
} on the basis of sex, gender, color, or quantity or quality of
} grovelling; we further grant that the Oracle and/or his Incarnations
} or Duly Appointed Priests may demand and shall receive such gifts,
} tribute, oblation and/or offering as The Oracle shall determine at his
} sole discretion as partial recompense for the inconvenince so caused;
} we further promise and warrant that sufficient questions shall be
} asked that such gifts, tribute, oblation and/or offerings shall be
} sufficient to keep the Oracle, his Incarnations and Priests, and
} whomsoever else the Oracle shall decide, in a manner of luxury which
} Ones of their high office can by right expect (the quantity of tribute
} required being at the sole discretion of the Oracle and none other),
} (Signed in Blood)
} Bill Shipper
} Executive Supplicant, OSI/ISO
} On behalf of questioners everywhere.
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} And remember, The Oracle has access to more legal brainpower than you
} could ever hope to imagine, not to mention the entire Buffalo
} offensive line, so unless you want a very nasty visit, I suggest you
} forget these foolish notions of "Solidarity" and start looking towards
} your legal obligations.
} What? You don't remember signing that contract? Hardly a defense,
} is it? It's certainly your signature.
} Trouble with the rest of your so-called comrades about commitments
} made on their behalf? Tough titties. You were the one who sought to
} tough it out with an omnicient demigod. You got to expect some sort
} of a downside.
} So keep those cards and letters coming in, folks.
} You owe the oracle Jimmy Hoffa's signet ring, and a 35mm print of "The
} Wizard Of Speed And Time".