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A truck driver hauling a tractor-trailer load of computers stops
in a bar for a beer. As he approaches the bar he sees a big sign
goes in and sits down. The bartender comes over to him, sniffs,
says he smells kind of nerdy, and asks him what he does for a
living. The truck driver says he drives a truck, and the smell is
just from the computers he is hauling. The bartender says OK,
truck drivers are not nerds, and serves him a beer. As he is
sipping his beer, a skinny guy walks in with tape around his
glasses, a pocket protector with twelve kinds of pens and
pencils, and belt at least a foot too long. The bartender,
without saying a word, pulls out a shotgun and blows the guy
away. The truck driver asks him why he did that. The bartender
said not to worry, the nerds are over-populating the Silicon
Valley, and are in season now. You don't even need a license, he
said. So the truck driver finishes his beer, gets back in his
truck, and heads back onto the freeway. Suddenly he veers to
avoid an accident, and the load shifts. The back door breaks open
and computers spill out all over the freeway. He jumps out and
sees a crowd already forming, grabbing up the computers. They are
all engineers, accountants and programmers wearing the nerdiest
clothes he has ever seen. He can't let them steal his whole load.
So remembering what happened in the bar, he pulls out his gun and
starts blasting away, felling several of them instantly. A
highway patrol officer comes zooming up and jumps out of the car
screaming at him to stop. The truck driver said, "What's wrong? I
thought nerds were in season." "Well, sure." said the patrolman,
"But you can't bait 'em."

[This message has been edited by Kirill N (edited May 25, 2001).]
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