1997-01-03 - [NOISE] Re: Timmy’s Lost It: [Was Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice]

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From: Alan Bostick <abostick@netcom.com>
To: “Timothy C. May” <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: 453286c9a64e9530809e5662d822f81170528ae0659cd2e96a018140cc299df3
Message ID: <Pine.3.89.9701031202.A28155-0100000@netcom9>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-01-03 20:43:31 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 12:43:31 -0800 (PST)

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From: Alan Bostick <abostick@netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 12:43:31 -0800 (PST)
To: "Timothy C. May" <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: [NOISE] Re: Timmy's Lost It: [Was Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice]
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On Fri, 3 Jan 1997, Timothy C. May wrote:

> It's always sad to see another sometimes-reasonable (though sometimes
> foaming) writer go down the Detweiler-Vulis route, e.g., by making his
> arguments hinge on calling me "Timmy" (what _is_ it with this nickname that
> makes it so damned attractive to Vulis, Vlad, and Attila?).

It's a meme, both self-perpetuating *and* spontaneously generating.  The 
antagonist, in the passion of the moment, doesn't hit the space, shift, 
or 'A' keys while typing fast.  Other people, insensed by the post, respond
in kind, and so forth.  

Alan Bostick               | To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height
mailto:abostick@netcom.com | of elegance.
news:alt.grelb             |      Jean Genet