1996: The couldn’t give a XXXX FILES

Our own Sculley and Mulder mixed up in one Captain W E Paranoia this month investigate the Aids virus. Did it just happen or was it created in a lab ?. My father, Wing Commander Paranoia, used to say ‘you can’t enslave a free man, you can only kill him.’ Information is exactly the same, no attempts at imprisoning, restraining or gagging it will ever succeed. The more draconian the measures, the more hi-tech the equipment used to impound it, the more channels will be found for its dissemination. Let’s not forget that the Net itself (probably one of the greatest information liberators we’ve invented) was created by intelligence and military forces bent on societal repression. Fears are rife throughout the cyber community of increasing crackdowns on the information superhighway, as the forces that be, like sick evil drooling vultures sharpen their knives and prepare to swoop. Take heart, […] Read More

An Unsolved Mystery

The circumstances attending the sudden death of M. Delessert, inspector of the Police de Sûreté, seem to have made such an impression upon the Parisian authorities that they were recorded in unusual detail. Omitting all particulars except what are necessary to explain matters, we produce here the undoubtedly strange history. In the fall of 1861 there came to Paris a man who called himself Vic de Lassa, and was so inscribed upon his passports. He came from Vienna, and said he was a Hungarian, who owned estates on the borders of the Banat, not far from Zenta. He was a small man, aged thirty-five, with pale and mysterious face, long blonde hair, a vague, wandering blue eye, and a mouth of singular firmness. He dressed carelessly and unaffectedly, and spoke and talked without much empressement. His companion, presumably his wife, on the other hand, ten years younger than himself, […] Read More