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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:30 am 
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I liked it because it's funny. Well, to me. Also, I appreciate well crafted trolling (as opposed to "your stupid - no you" type of trolls; fortunately we don't have any of those in this forum.)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:43 am 
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The background is: One, Jacek has been around for a long time. If ignoring him made him go away, it would have worked by now.

Two, Jacek being a clowning jackass -- under his known identity -- is actually his *good* behavior. We try to encourage that. Or at least not discourage it. As noted above, he can be funny when he wants to be.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:44 pm 
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zarf wrote:
Two, Jacek being a clowning jackass -- under his known identity -- is actually his *good* behavior.


Keenly observed, sir.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:30 pm 
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I was especially amused by the gentleman who asks if I'm officially to be considered a shithead. Imagine a man so pusillanimous he's so afraid to make up his own mind on a matter of personal taste, he asks management to send him a memo stating their current consensus on "Mr. Pudlo." For a bunch of people who are supposed to be writers and artists, this is an oddly timid crowd. I'm reminded of the "Emily Short" person suggesting that members of this community write angry letters to my "employer" in response to an unfavourable review of _Galatea_. Timidity may be a healthy state of mind when you're a wage slave terrified of the vast office landscape outside your cibicle. It is not a healthy state of mind when you're writing fiction. In the opening paragraph of this thread I warn stupid people to stay out of my way. I wonder if cowardice is not a greater problem than stupidity in this crowd. How many people here share the cubicle mentality of the likes of Mr. Rothman and the "Emily Short" person?

As to Andy declaring that I'm a harmless clown, I'm curious how he sees himself. Assuming we perform at the same circus, is he the lion tamer or the guy who cleans up after the elephants?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:49 pm 
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Sir, "pusillanimous" and "cubicle mentality" are one thing, but when you accuse me of being a gentleman, well, sir, them's fightin' words!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:02 pm 
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funny read anyway. I actually think Pudlo is not Thorton, but perhaps Cadre. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:39 pm 
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namekuseijin wrote:
perhaps Cadre. ;)


I doubt it. (Content note: linked page includes a picture from Abu Ghraib)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Regardless of what I may or may not think of Jacek, I thought the first post in this specific thread was pretty amusing.

Though the line about sincerity was previously used in an episode of Johnny Bravo.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:57 pm 
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punkasaurus wrote:
Though the line about sincerity was previously used in an episode of Johnny Bravo.

But wasn't that the point? Him spouting all those second-hand witticisms as if they were new and his own?

(Or am I falling for your one now?)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:04 pm 
How eerily appropriate.


Last edited by Peter Pears on Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:20 am, edited 2 times in total.

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