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And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on; it's not a big truck. It's, it's a series of tubes!
—Ted Stevens

Ted Stevens was a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from Alaska who lost his seat after being convicted and afterward exonerated of corruption charges.[1] Ironically, this was due to prosecutorial misconduct.

He also went on the record as being pro-torture, and threatened to campaign against any Senator who voted against his "Bridge to Nowhere."

That old meme[edit]

Stevens was also famous for his description of the Internet as "a series of tubes" along with other laughably obtuse statements about how the Internet works.[2]

It wasn't a big truck[edit]

Stevens was killed in a plane crash on August 10, 2010.[3]