On Sat, 12 Feb 2000, Jeff Davis wrote:
> Which is ME being the bluntly confident one. (They, Robert and Ralph, seem
> to me to be confident as well, perhaps even "bluntly" confident, but in
> this instance, I am not suggesting that it is they who are blunt, nor
> should anyone hold them responsible for bluntness, excessive or otherwise,
> on the basis of my report. They are--seems to me-- "confident"; I are, on
> the semi-unimpeachable authority of knowing my own mind, "blunt". Just
> call me Mr. Blunt, or The Blunt One. )
> Then I wrote, "I realize that such blunt confidence is off-putting to some,
> and rationally insupportable to others, often outrageously so."
Soooo, thou doth seekest to steal the crown of bluntness.
Well, I say, "nay kind gentlebluntperson", thou mayst only posess the
crown of bluntness whenst thoust has proved thy worthy bluntness.
I see around me, a field filled with torn and broken memes that
are slowly rotting having attempted to assault my bluntness.
I see in the distance, several other Extropian Knights whose
bluntness may even exceed mine own, but while their bluntness
is directed towards a singular focus, my bluntness is reknowned
for its few limits. [Recall if you will an incident at Extro4...]
So, if thoust desire the Crown of Bluntness, bearing in mind that
one should never join a club that would have you as a member,
then thoust needeth offer a greater claim than a single soliloquy.
However, Jeff Davis, you clearly have within you the material of
a fine and scholarly bluntperson. I think we may confidently nominate
you for the position of bluntperson's apprentice.
Robert [Blunt] Bradbury
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