Subject: Idiots on Patrol!


From mute@sidehack.gweep.net Mon Feb 13 00:00:39 EST 1995
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From: mute@sidehack.gweep.net (Josh Brandt)
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Subject: Idiots on Patrol!
Date: 12 Feb 1995 03:29:52 GMT
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In article <Pine.ULT.3.90.950211111623.21304B-100000@wpi.wpi.edu>, Seoungjae Yim <ponch@wpi.edu> wrote: >Firstly, I would like to apologize to anyone irritated the following >exchange of messages. I fully undrestand since I get annoyed by personal >messages posted on public newsgroups but I'm doing so only in respose. Still no excuse - I'm very sorry.

Really? You are taking no delight in posting mindless drivel in public? It's just as well... If you were the type of person who enjoying not only humiliating yourself but also demonstrating your lack of social awareness, lack of social graces, inability to read, and general idiocy in public, you would probably have done so before, and you probably wouldn't be apologizing about it.

>Hello------- Michael!!!
Clever beginning. Good use of the dramatic pause for effect.
> I notice that you're a typical WPI freak.  Fine!!!
And you are an atypical WPI freak? Define, please, the "WPI freak." What characteristics does the typical WPI freak possess? And do you, in fact, possess such characteristics? Are you a WPI non-freak? Or are you just a dink?
> You have to be pathetic enough to feel proud out of auctioning off a 
>vast library of your Magic cards (the proud symbol of new wave geeks).
No, actually, Magic cards are the proud symbol of gamer geeks. As a new wave geek, I hold my synthesizers, MIDI gear, and old Devo bootlegs in high esteem, and eschew such frippery as Magic cards. (Although I have a nice collection of old AD&D books hanging around. Any offers?)

And please take a look at your diction. What, excactly, are you trying to say? "You have to be pathetic enough..." Are you commanding him to be pathetic in order for him to feel proud? Are you exclaiming and making a note of his patheticness? If the first, you're doing fine. If the second, you've got a spare "enough" in there, and probably should have inserted a "pretty" in front of the "pathetic." Please keep this in mind for future postings. Good grammar enables you to effectively communicate your ideas, and without effective communication, there is no point in posting.

>  That's fine, too.
I am glad you have an open mind enough to accept the differences between people. The "I'm Okay-- You're Okay" philosophy is sadly lacking in modern society-- people are far too quick to condemn others for such minor differences as skin color, weird nasal hair, or huge collections of Magic cards.
>  And why don't you just answer me directly but rather you'd post it 
>through a public newsgroup - just another annoying message for everyone else.
Yup. And so is this one. If you think back, you may find that you, way back when, started this whole "discussion" with a fairly inflammatory unwarranted flame against dear Michael. When he responded in kind, you take offense? Perhaps your hypocritical position could be redeveloped. Please rethink your argument.
>  I guess that's O.K.
Ah! I now understand-- you are accepting his right to post publically in response to your public spewing of drivel.
>  But if you dare to mess with me - that ain't O.K.
Did he? Public threatening? Where did this come from?
>  So you aren't so scared, huh?
Few people are scared of posturing fools.
>  You pick the time and location and we will have a little chat.  
>  You picked a wrong man to push, pal.
Or, on the other hand, you got too intimidated too quickly. If I were you, I would hesitate before threatening Mr. Sanders here, as he is large and muscular.

I would also hesitate before doing so in public, since such things can get you in trouble with various authorities, especially if anything ever happens to dear Mikey. The first suspect would be you. Think about it.

And fights, I'm afraid to tell you, went out with grade school.

Once more, if you had missed my point:

You, sir, are a pointless waste of anatomy. You spew mindless crap across the public forums and then take offense when people respond to you with any semblance of resonable discourse? This contradicts itself, let alone any standards of public conversation.

Why don't you take your puerile drivel and fuck right the hell off?

Thank you and good night,
Josh
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From elmer@wpi.edu Mon Feb 13 00:00:41 EST 1995
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From: elmer@wpi.edu (Andrew Toppan)
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Subject: Re: Idiots on Patrol!
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Josh Brandt (mute@sidehack.gweep.net) wrote: : And you are an atypical WPI freak? Define, please, the "WPI freak." What : characteristics does the typical WPI freak possess? And do you, in fact, : possess such characteristics? Are you a WPI non-freak? Or are you just a : dink?

I'll vote for the last choice.
: and without effective communication, there is no point in posting. 
Was there ever any intent to communicate?? :-)
: Few people are scared of posturing fools. 
As one of the threatened, I'm sure not worried.
: Or, on the other hand, you got too intimidated too quickly. If I were you, I
: would hesitate before threatening Mr. Sanders here, as he is large and
: muscular. 
I'll second that. I spent two terms looking UP at him...and I'm not short.
: I would also hesitate before doing so in public, since such things can get
: you in trouble with various authorities, especially if anything ever happens
: to dear Mikey. The first suspect would be you. Think about it. 
Nothing will happen to dear Mikey--there are too many people looking out for him :-) Of course, this whole thing wouldn't have happened if a certain former roommate hadn't saved a certain box of cards from a melting icecream cone back in A term.......
: You, sir, are a pointless waste of anatomy. You spew mindless crap across 
: the public forums and then take offense when people respond to you with any
: semblance of resonable discourse? This contradicts itself, let alone any
: standards of public conversation. 
: Why don't you take your puerile drivel and fuck right the hell off?
And I though my flame was harsh!
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