Re: META: Committee on Un-Extropian Activities

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 15:35:05 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> >>
> >> "Michael S. Lorrey" <> wrote:
> >> > > >to quote one of Jim Halperin's characters: "Some people just
> >> > > >need killin'"...
> >>
> >> Mike, this is about the closest thing to an actual death-threat as I
> >> have ever witnessed on this list. Even if you don't really mean it,
> >> you must have suspected that this would bother some people.
> >
> >So how would this be any different from threating someone with
> >'killfiling'??? I suppose you are going to say threatening that too is a
> >death threat...
> Mike,
> You told Brian that he should be glad that dueling was illegal
> because he would be dead by now.

That was a reflection on how I imagined Max probably felt at the moment,
and seeing how Brian seemed, at the time to me, to be blithely ignorant
of this. I would hope others on the list would have merely associated
this comment with past comments of mine about how much more polite
society was when dueling of various sorts, was an accepted and legal
means of redress. Note that I said "IF". Since such forms of redress are
now quite obviously illegal, my comment was merely a reflection to
another time, nothing more.

> When someone suggested a committee
> to deal with Brian and his like, you suggested that you tended to
> shoot first and swear in the body later. Then you reference the
> above quote in the same thread and act surprised that anybody might
> interpret it as referring to real killing?

I am quite surprised that you would leap to such a drastic assumption,
and would not see the sarcasm and self deprecation in the comment. I am
pretty amazed at your utter inability to comprehend the sarcastic humor
in the exaggeration.

> You are too intelligent to feign that level of ignorance.

Feign what level of ignorance?

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