Getting OT - RE: [sdiy] Plugging anything into anything

Colin Fraser colin at
Fri Aug 2 23:50:09 CEST 2002

That one keeps cropping up...

Colin f

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-synth-diy at 
> [mailto:owner-synth-diy at] On Behalf Of 
> Brousseau, Paul E (Paul)
> Sent: 02 August 2002 9:51
> To: synth-diy at
> Subject: RE: [sdiy] Plugging anything into anything
> Urgh.  Instead of awarding $1.75mil, etc., I would have 
> "awarded" him a new job (plus pay raise!) as a crash test 
> dummy.  I would have THEN given the $1.75mil to all the other 
> drivers on the freeway who were doubtlessly injured.
> Well, OK, not really about the crash test dummy part, but anyway...
> --PBr
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Maddox (QinetiQ) [mailto:P.Maddox at]
> Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 1:35 AM
> To: Paul Schreiber; synth-diy at;
> harrybissell at
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Plugging anything into anything
> From the Stella awards pages ;-
> -----
> Mr Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City. In November 2000
> Mr Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago motor home.
> On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the cruise
> control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into 
> the back and
> make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly the Winnie left the
> freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr Grazinski sued Winnebago for not
> advising him in the handbook that he couldn't actually do this. He was
> awarded $1,750,000 plus a new Winnie. (Winniebago actually changed
> their handbooks on the back of this court case, just in case 
> there are any
> other complete morons buying their vehicles
> -----
> Sometimes you have to spell it out for people..

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