Emacs Fun: Download Zippy the Pinhead Yow File

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

this one is old-school fun.

download this file yow_file_zippy_pinhead_quotes.txt.gz

Put the file in dir ~/.emacs.d/, then put this in your init:

(setq yow-file "~/.emacs.d/yow_file_zippy_pinhead_quotes.txt.gz" )

Now, in emacs, Alt+x yow, and a zippism will show. To insert, Alt+x universal-argumentCtrl+u】 first.

(via George Jones)

some digging… the zippy quote were deleted out of copyright concerns, in emacs 22. http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2006-06/msg00290.html

if you don't know, it's a old (1970s) comics. Zippy the Pinhead. See also: Art of Robert Crumb.

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