"wait for the BEEEEEP, haaaackers, wait for the. BEEEEeeeeeEEEEEP."

Associate Member Referral:

"For every three new members who name you as their inspiration for joining, your choice of FSF founder and president Richard Stallman or FSF counsel and scholar Eben Moglen will record a personalized greeting ready for use on your answering machine. Greet your callers with a prominent voice of software freedom."
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25 Responses:

  1. relaxing says:

    link plz? thx.

      • relaxing says:

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      • gths says:

        Oh, yeah. Are there any open source pitch correction doovers? Because the fucker needs one. When I was doing my remix of that I just picked any old key (D, I think...) and went for it. And fixed the stupid time signature, while at it.

  2. momomoto says:

    Please tell me that RMS sounds like Truman Capote.

    • novalis says:

      If I had to describe RMS's voice in one word, it would be nasal. But catch me in person, and I'll do a good imitation (so long as you promise not to put it on your answering machine ;)

  3. ding_0_ says:

    So if I win at Wait Wait I could stage Carl Kasell interviewing Richard Stallman...


  4. tfofurn says:

    It takes a lot of, umm, well, let's call it vision, to choose a Bulgarian dance in 7/4 time to which to set the lyrics for a movement's anthem.

  5. novalis says:

    Yay, JWZ wil post this, even if Slashdot won't.

    Even my geeky-ass IRC channel advised against running this promotion, but FSF wasn't about to give out anything that cost them money (since the whole point of the exercise is to make money).

    FSF got at least one email from someone who thinks this is really cool. But AFAIK, none have actually been given out yet.

    I'll submit whatever text JWZ wants that won't cost me my job if three people sign up through me.

  6. sungo says:

    "hi, you've reached INSERT NAME HERE. this is RMS and INSERT NAME HERE would you like you to know that suck donkey balls. leave a message after the beep." if only i could get the vmail message without giving those bitches money

  7. gths says:

    "hey, who's that atonal freak on your answering machine?"

  8. romulusnr says:

    and people bitch about nader selling autographed books.

  9. transgress says:

    i had the displeasure of having lunch with stallman a few years back, what a cheap bastard who is incredibly full of himself. So there was about 10 of us and we went to this mediteranian place that was already full and we walked in, and of course the way rms says everything is rather nasal, but also the way he says it is like 'i tied my shoes, bow before my greatness', i guess maybe its persona. I mean don't get me wrong I respect him as a programmer, its just the personality. I mean look, ok- there is perhaps 10 people on the planet using Linux who do not know that most of the userland tools were made by gnu/fsf, that argument is invalidated. Second a lot of people have put a lot of effort into linux, when we debate calling it gnu/xorg/samba/netfilter/etc/linux, then perhaps we can talk, i personally am happy with just 'linux', third- i know what an operating system is jackass, and i realize thats all linux is, jackass. But ok, we eat and everything and of course the local rms groupie suggests we all be fucking communists and pitch in equal parts to pay for everyone, well everyone minus rms who doesnt have to pay- fuck that im not paying 20 bucks for a 3 dollar sandwhich to cover an asshole, but i just politely declined. Now remember this place was packed, with one waitress and being the server for someone like rms and 10 or so others is not easy, but its not enough that he doesnt have to pay- he says he wants to leave the tip, so out of his wallet comes a photocopied fake dollar bill, it had a picture of bozo the clown on it and the number 0 in the corners, it was a no-dollar bill ... he was really quite proud of that and attempted to correct me from calling it a dollar bill on 3 different occasions, at this point ive just about had it-

    but i had managed to keep my mouth shut through most of it, we go outside where i proceed to get as close to him as possible and smoke as many cigarettes as i can in the shortest amount of time (he hates cigarettes, and is deathly allergic to cats [hint hint]), after debating the old mit days of his where they were so clever they'd bring fans to blow the smoke back onto the smokers (lucky geeks i probably wouldnt started flipping my cigarettes at them) we got to this topic of the windows keys, and somehow i brought up the keyboards with tux's on them, and he commented that they should be gnu's
    to which i disagreed, and it turned into this huge argument, and long story short i left screaming that he was a fucking idiot hippie and telling him emac's sucked (of course he grew somewhat hostile after I asked him if he had ever actually used the editor).

    Somehow however, prior to that I managed to work a gdb manual out of him that i was supposed to send 20 dollars to his fsf friend here, that was like 3-4 years ago, i keep meaning to do it, but something about stealing personally from stallman makes it all ok.

    and that is the story of my meeting with the uber inflated buffoon known as richard.

  10. bifrosty2k says:

    Hrm, I wonder if there will be a market for selling "deathmetal answering machine tapes" again?

    I'm sure I could probably get some friends of mine to put together some good material

    *junjunjunjunjun* WE'RE CLOSEDMOTHERFUCKERLEAVAMESSAGE *junjunjunjunjunjun*

  11. autopope says:

    Aaagh! I am now suffering visions of RMS and John Ashcroft singing a duet about freedom ... with rather different things in mind. "Eagles soaring/Emacs swapping ..."

    I should not eat strong cheese before bed-time.

  12. omarius says:

    When I think of RMS, I always imagine Lazlo from Real Genius.

  13. bitwise says:

    Hi, this is Richard Stallman, and I'd like to tell you how much I love XEmacs.