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Thread #59418   Message #2008480
Posted By: Amos
27-Mar-07 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Besides which, pointing at PowerPoints with a laser beam is not the earmark of Geekdom, but of being A Bureaucrat. Ther is still a difference.

B is for Bureaucrat, boss of us all,
Pointing at Powerpoint slides on the wall,
Speaking in poly-syllabic exhortions,
Subscribing to bureaucrat-mindset distortion.
Salaried Bureucrat, well-fed and placid,
Messing up workers with mandates half-asséd
Thinking in boxes, and process, and flow,
Half-human above and necrotic below;
Prince of the org chart, and office-ware fashion,
But short of emotion, and empty of passion.
Child, take a warning, when seeking a hat,
And do not aspire to become someone fat,
A dull-witted slide-showing fat Bureaucrat.

Purdy Darnslick
Country LEssons in a City Soul and other Rhymes
Painful, Sloe, Lehrner, New Athens, 1957