Plonking, was Re: Vicious Racism was RE: Reparations

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 19:33:29 MDT

"Alex F. Bokov" wrote:
> Furthermore, notice that the plonking phase has set in (PLONK = 'I've
> added you to my killfile and will no longer see anything you
> post'). I'm not sure if that's a bad or a good thing. On the one hand,
> it's a primitive sort of self-organization in action; individuals
> selecting what they see without censoring what others see. On the
> other, it's also people opting to stew in their own juices. Then
> again, I guess we all have a fundamental right to stew in our own
> juices.

Speaking for myself, I don't see myself stewing in any juices. I see myself as liberated, most recently from a twit who
felt obligated to re- and re-post an article which was in questionable taste the first time.

I'm not calling him, or the original author, racist. I'm calling him a twit, and that's milder than what he apparently
called me. :)

Attention is the most limited resource.


PS: "plonk" is a familiar sound in outhouses, too. :)

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