Fredonia, KS - Gregory Samson awoke one morning and found himself
transformed into a revolutionary. He's not sure what initiated
the change but every facet of his life has been affected by his transformation,
even his TV viewing habits.
"I walked into the living room and saw my roommate, Frank watching
MSNBC. I told him to change the channel. He refused. I walked
up to the TV and changed the channel myself. He changed it back with
the remote. I turned the TV off and blocked the remote control
sensor on the TV. I know it was putting myself in the line
of fire, but I didn't want another penny of my money going to the
evil that is Microsoft."
An irate Frank called him a "giant pest" and stormed out
of the room. "He thinks he's this big shot subversive that's
changing the world. I don't think downloading MP3s from Napster
makes him a revolutionary, and the beret certainly doesn't give me
that impression either. I told him if he was really about changing
things he would make sacrifices for his cause. He told me I
was thinking old school. He was a 'new revolutionary' and
the old rules didn't apply."
The way Gregory listens to music has also undergone a metamorphosis.
With the release of Napster, Gregory could stick it to the man even
more, but that has recently hit a snag, "It's a little harder
to fight the power now that Napster has put the lame-o filters on,
but I'm working on alternatives. The man won't keep us down for long."
Gregory continued, "I couldn't decide what was more revolutionary. Installing
Linux or running a pirated copy of Windows 98. It was a real
tough decision since neither of them will work on my iMac. An Apple,
that will be my downfall. I just know it."
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