Re: paying the artists: the spike

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Sun Jul 30 2000 - 19:36:51 MDT

My apologies, Dr.

Nope, nope, nevermind, the urge to formality was actually quite

But I do like to make a vague gesture in the direction of politeness when
first meeting people.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Damien Broderick" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2000 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: paying the artists: the spike

> At 01:19 PM 29/07/00 -0700, Jason Joel wrote:
> >Mr. Damien Broderick appears to be in a similar position.
> Don't be so formal, Jason. That's just `Damien'.
> If the urge to formality becomes overwhelming, it's Dr Damien.**
> But only a horrible wanker would insist on such a thing, so of course I
> Damien Broderick, writer and frequently shorn sheep
> **Not `Professor', BTW, since my notional academic link to Melbourne
> University doesn't run to a professorship.

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