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Personal logo The Editor The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Apr 2008 12:50 p.m. PST

A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment…. some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly.

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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 12:54 p.m. PST

All of our days are numbered. To quote motorhead:

Everybody asking you when they gonna die,
I think that they should be askin' why.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 12:54 p.m. PST

Get out and smell some bus fumes, for Heaven's sake!

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Apr 2008 1:04 p.m. PST

Yeah, there are only about 22,000 of 'em.

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Wyatt

mad monkey 107 Apr 2008 1:10 p.m. PST

They needed more salads and less chips.

Personal logo nycjadie Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 1:15 p.m. PST

That sounds like me. With clients in Asia, the West Coast and Europe, I'm constantly barraged with e-mail.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 1:44 p.m. PST

Since my wife heard the old wargamers' saw about dying when your last figure is painted she insists that I have some unpainted lead. I tell her it's no a problem.

CPT Jake07 Apr 2008 1:45 p.m. PST

I just looked at the calendar. Today is numbered 07 APR 2008. Or 98 on a Julian calendar. So yep, it is numbered!

Former Member Account Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 2:04 p.m. PST

All we are is dust in the wind….

Baggy Sausage Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 2:10 p.m. PST

Yes. Your remaining number is 12,775. You've been warned :)

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 2:27 p.m. PST

Nobody gets out alive.

Cpt Arexu Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 2:28 p.m. PST

Ten million heartbeats. It's not just a good idea -- it's the law.

Henrix07 Apr 2008 2:37 p.m. PST

"Statistically, people die, and that's all."

Personal logo nazrat Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2008 2:45 p.m. PST

Bill, I thought this was going to be about more threats from Hhhwwiccee or some other doofus from the banned brigade. Glad to hear it's just regular self-employed potential paranoia… 8)=

Personal logo Ambush Alley Games Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 3:28 p.m. PST

It could be worse, Bill. You could be like me. My days are LETTERED!

Jovian107 Apr 2008 3:34 p.m. PST

Last time I checked – life is a termial illness with death coming with an unknown on-set time which can be extended or exacerbated by certain activities, foods, conditions, or genetic factors, however, the mortality rate is 100%.

Lentulus07 Apr 2008 4:33 p.m. PST

the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of … comment….

Hmm, maybe I can modify an Eliza variant to read news feeds and blog comments on them….

GenWinter07 Apr 2008 5:14 p.m. PST

Really, there is nothing to worry about. I will be dying March 18, 2035. It is a Sunday.
deathclock.com

Wargamer Blue07 Apr 2008 6:07 p.m. PST

It's a great way to die.

Former Member Account Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 8:22 p.m. PST

hmmmm 2029. I've got some time then. Maybe I'll get a 30 year loan just to mess with the bank!

Ha!

Wolfshanza Inactive Member07 Apr 2008 11:47 p.m. PST

All ah know is that the answer is 42 evil grin

Palafox Inactive Member08 Apr 2008 3:11 a.m. PST

So is it time to find a heir to the TMP throne?.

"That who wears the eagle mark at his nostrils will become the rightfull ruler of all lands of TMP kingdom"

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Apr 2008 6:04 a.m. PST

"Ten million heartbeats. It's not just a good idea -- it's the law."

That would get you through about a third of a year.

SteveJ Inactive Member08 Apr 2008 8:13 a.m. PST

There are only three certanties in life: death, taxes, and that certain something in the air at wargaming conventions.
Everyone's days are numbered. This is planet earth and nobody gets out alive!

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2008 8:44 a.m. PST

Yet.

BunkerMonkey Inactive Member08 Apr 2008 8:55 a.m. PST

To quote Will Munney (Clint Eastwood) From the film 'Unforgiven',

"We all got it comin'!"

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2008 8:29 p.m. PST

"We didn't come here to stay" -- Jo Carol Pierce

Utini420 Inactive Member09 Apr 2008 7:43 a.m. PST

"On a long enough time line, everyone's life expectancy drops to zero." -Fight Club.

Privateer4hire10 Apr 2008 4:43 a.m. PST

First rule of Fight Club is You don't talk about fight club.

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