To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason.  To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
ISSN: 1527-814X Tuesday February 8, 2000

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WebSkulker chastises Ms. Cat

One of the great things about having your cat write the newsletter is that WebSkulker can blame her for any mistakes.  In yesterday's email issue, Ms. Cat dictated the wrong name for the jr. skulker who submitted the information about the Superbad web site.  The correct name is Paul Nes.  Thank you Paul, and we apologize for not giving you credit.

One more correction:  Jr. Skulker Bob Gudgel also mentioned and the method for bypassing the ads.

Dial SKulker 2-3456

"Telephone numbers used to begin with two letters, which were an abbreviation for a word. For example, there was a Glenn Miller song called PEnnsylvania 6-5000, and Liz Taylor made a movie called BUtterfield-8."

The author of The Telephone Exchange Name Project site got interested in the history of the old exchange names and lists of names used in different parts of the country.  He couldn't find any master list, so he put together this site to accumulate everything he could find and ask for contributions from older people who remember the exchanges where they lived.

WebSkulker's favorite phone number related to exchange names is (310) GLadstone 4-FISH.  This is still to this day the number for the Gladstone's Seafood Restaurant in Malibu, California which has been in business for decades.

We skulk, he hunts/gathers

Jr. Skulker NoReality submitted this as her favorite site for Windows and Linux shareware.  The site is much more personal than your average shareware catalog.  Dave, the author, explains that "I venture forth into the nooks, crannies and dark alleys of the Internet, painstakingly searching for the precious gems of internet software I lay before you daily. Yes, these forays would exhaust the average man, er person... But not me! Why? Because I am one of the few, the proud, the relentless... I am Dave Franklin: Hunter Gatherer!"

A skulker in the bush

The Midnight Skulker from says to go to the link above for the British version of Amazon, then go to the search field at the upper left and type in this search string:
"pointers in C"

Jr. skulkers into programming would think that this would find books about the C programming language, and that specialized in explaining the concept of pointers.  But do this search and look at the second book.  Why?

This made WebSkulker laugh

Submitted by Jr. Skulker Michael Cohen

An Irishman, an Italian, and a Polish guy are in a bar. They are having a good time and all agree that the bar is a nice place.  Then the Irishman says, "Aye, this is a nice bar, but where I come from, back in Dublin, there's a better one. At MacDougal's, you buy a drink, you buy another drink, and MacDougal himself will buy your third drink!" 

The others agree that sounds like a nice place.  Then the Italian says, "Yeah, that's a nice bar, but where I come from, there's a better one. Over in Brooklyn, there's this place, Vinny's. At Vinny's, you buy a drink, Vinny buys you a drink. You buy anudda drink, Vinny buys you anudda drink." 

Everyone agrees that sounds like a great bar.  Then the Polish guy says, "You think that's great? Where I come from, there's this place called Warshowski's. At Warshowski's, they buy you your first drink, they buy you your second drink, they buy you your third drink, and then, they take you in the back and get you laid!" 

"Wow!" say the other two. "That's fantastic! Did that actually happen to you?" 

"No," replies the Polish guy, "but it happened to my sister!" 


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