There may be one or two of you out there reading this who recognize "poor old Bill" as a character from a story by Lord Dunsany titled, oddly enough, "Poor Old Bill."
I want to set the record straight and tell you that I am most likely not that poor old Bill. However, the wise surfer would do well to remember that you can not believe everything you read on the internet.
"... and poor old Bill and all had a dreadful time, for Captain invented new curses every day, and wherever he pointed his finger our souls had to go; and the fishes got to know us, and so did the stars..."
Lord Dunsany, 1910