* OldShame: ''Dave Barry in Cyberspace'' recounts an embarrassing incident involving {{Usenet}}; on March 17, 1994, he wrote a jocularly profane message to a reporter who wanted to interview him and accidentally [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.dave_barry/browse_thread/thread/19a8044adbbce744/59f09d34ab7c8902#59f09d34ab7c8902 posted it to the Usenet group alt.fan.dave_barry]] instead of sending it by private e-mail. This became legendary around the Internet as the "Chuckletrousers" post. Several days later, the reporter, Michael Bywater, posted to the same newsgroup complaining that he had been forwarded 2,038 copies of the message and didn't want any more.
** Now, ''there's'' some HypocriticalHumor for you: when Barry published his ''Bad Song Book'' (an expansion the Bad Song Survey columns), he criticizes Music/PaulMcCartney for the line [[BeamMeUpScotty "In this ever-changing world in which we live in"]] for [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment being redundant]], when he ''also'' said "in which we live in" in the aforementioned post.
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