Worm Shirt Spam'97

Enlightened Rogue gwhite at ASHLAND.EDU
Mon Apr 7 14:05:58 EST 1997


Howdy to all:
Well, after a year of this list getting spammed by every get rich quick 
or pervert web site you can imagine, finally, here's some spam you can use.

The one and only, pre-11th International Worm Meeting, worm shirt run 
starts today.

The shirts are 100% cotton and come in two colors:  Royal Blue and Forest 
(dark) Green.  They are full cut, heavy shirts.  Everyone should be pleased.
Due to a major price increase this year, we are switching away to a new 
manufacturer to keep the price down.  And, due to circumstances 
beyond our control, the burgundy color is no longer available.

Here are two finalized worm shirt designs.

Both shirts:  Hermaphordite w/Caenorhabditis elegans underneath on front, 
male worm on back

"Humorous shirt" has:

                   Top Ten Reasons To Be A Worm Doc

10)  Never Tire Of That "What The...?" Look On People's Faces When You 
     Tell Them You're A Worm Doc

9)   Impress People At Cocktail Parties When They Find Out That Not 
     Only Can You Pronounce "Caenorhabditis" But You Can Spell It Too

8)   No Animal Rights Activists Beating Down Your Door When You Blow Up Worms

7)   You Can Microinject Your DNA Into Another Organism

6)   No Need To Pay Those Ridiculous Malpractice Insurance Premiums

5)   You Get To Read The Book Of The Worm, Volumes 1 And 2

4)   You Don't Have To Work On Perverted Organisms Like Dictyostelium

3)   You Can Show People Your Worm And Not Get Arrested

2)   The Power Of Genetics Lets You Play God With Worms

1)   The Money And The Hermaphordites!


"Serious shirt" has the following quote:

"Our field has prospered and has come of age; what was once a joke 
organism, often confused with the notorious flatworm of memory transfers, 
has now become a major experimental system for the study of development 
and developmental genetics.  Its success is a great joy to me, and a 
tribute to all those who joined a risky, unconventional research project 
and helped to make it what it is today."
                               - Sydney Brenner


The cost per shirt, including shipping and handling, is:  $17.00

Here is the order form.  Shirts must be ordered and payments received by 
28th April (3 weeks from today).  They will be mailed no later than 9 May 
and should arrive before everyone leaves for Madison.  There is no plan 
to deliver or to sell worm shirts at the meeting.  

Since I was stiffed by someone on this list for four shirts last summer, 
I must insist on payment accompanying your order and being here by 28 April.
_______________________________________________________________________
1997 WORM SHIRT ORDER FORM

NAME:

SHIPPING ADDRESS:

SYDNEY BRENNER SHIRT QUANTITY:
SIZE: M, L, XL, XXL
COLOR:  ROYAL BLUE, FOREST GREEN

TOP TEN SHIRT QUANTITY:
SIZE:  M, L, XL, XXL
COLOR: ROYAL BLUE, FOREST GREEN

AMOUNT DUE ($17.00 (US and Canada) x Quantity):  
OR
AMOUNT DUE ($23.00 (Europe and Asia) x Quantity):

PHONE NUMBER (DAY):

E-MAIL ADDRESS:


RETURN THIS ORDER FORM VIA E-MAIL TO GWHITE at ASHLAND.EDU

CHECKS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 28 APR TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PRE-WORM MEETING RUN.

SEND CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (US Dollars Please) TO:

Glenn White
Kettering Building
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio  44805

Cheers,
Glenn

PS:  On a completely unrelated note, did anybody else find the cost of 
the new Worm Book to be completely outrageous?!





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