Well, maybe not life, will get cablemodem soon. It really sucks. I was waiting for like 6 years for one, and when they finally got in my town (they had been in towns surrounding my town for a LONG time), I went away to college. I had "real" internet there though. Now I am back home so I should get real internet.
I assume the papers are just like, notes, or a stack of memos or something for the captain, and clipping them there made the most sense at the time.
Makes him look kind of dumb now though.