Yesterday [slashdot](http://slashdot.org/) posted a story about password security. In the comments, user sopssa [said](http://ask.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1438698&cid=30055146),
> Websites could do more to protect their users too. For example if you accidentally write your password here on Slashdot comments, it comes up as masked. Like for example my password is ********.
Which set off a series of replies and re-replies, the result of which was the reenactment of [this infamous interaction](http://www.bash.org/?244321). What’s interesting is that the result is the appropriate sequence of turns, with way more people involved: multiple people play the same role. Whoever happens upon the text at some point in time posts the next line (or decides that whoever did the last line wasn’t funny/etc enough and starts their own version of the text).