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Re: [OM] War of the worlds

Subject: Re: [OM] War of the worlds
From: Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 16:46:49 -0700
>Recently Doris reported of a Close Encounter with an Orange Blob,
>presumed to be an UFO. I thought she was just putting us all on or had
>been envolved in re-examining the true meaning of Sheep Dip. But no
>dear Zuiks, now I have written proof, printed black on white that
>indeed we are *not* alone! Yes, there it is, on page 116 of the OM-4Ti
>Black manual, describing the 1-12 focusing screen (cross hairs/clear
>field). Quote:
>"The transparent screen offers the photographer focusing with an
>unusually bright finder image. To focus, first correct your diopter
>using a dioptric correction lens or Varimagni Finder so that each line
>of the double cross hairs can be seen clearly and separately. Then
>bring the Spacemen into focus."
>Yes, I've read it once, I've read it twice. But it actually says:
>Spacemen, and not specimen. So there it is. Olympus knows. We are not
>alone. But H.G. Wells was wrong - the invaders from Mars will *not* be
>attacked by microbes that will eventually kill them, they *are*
>microbes that will attack us! The only defence we have is to make these
>little orange devils visible, using the right equipment, like the Zuiko
>20 mm macro attached to the bellows, with the 1-12 focusing screen
>mounted. The survivors will be able to find each other in the smoking
>ruins by using their Warrior Yell: "Zuiko! Zuiko!".
>BTW, am I the only one with this misprint in the manual? Is it a
>collectors item?
>"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one." But
>still they come...

My manual says the same thing.  Since Spacemen is capitalized, and in
English that denotes a particular name, might this be an alien interstellar
music group sent to lull us into submission?


Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

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