> Oh great Oracle, please help me!
> Right now I'm sitting here with a friend who doesn't believe you exist.
> Don't be upset.. he's a good guy, just sort of a skeptic. Doesn't
> believe in higher powers, and even if he thought you existed, he
> wouodn't believe in your omniscience, omnipotence, or omnisexual
> prowess. (See, he's laughing right now!) I mean, you'll have to admit
> it's a bit tough to take, right? I mean, Usenet Oracle, answerer of
> all questions, in the style of the great Oracles throughout the ages,
> answering questions, demanding tribute, punishing the rude and unhip,
> etcetera.. it's really hard to imagine you existing in a modern
> technological society; it's pretty damn anachronistic, you know? I
> mean, an Oracle operation through the electronic mails? Now, please
> don't misunderstand me; I'm not doubting you, I'm just trying to
> explain that particular mindset, you know? My friend here is starting
> to fidget, sure that I'm sending away to some null address, back from
> which I will get a randomized Oracular response, as if you were a
> twenty-line bit of code or something! He just doesn't understand. Oh
> Great One, if in your wisdom you could find it appropriate to send us a
> speedy dispatch, so that we might receive it before we log off, that
> would be wonderful; if, however, I must wait for your response, I will
> show him the return message and hope that he doesn't laugh it off as a
> We anxiously await your reply.