Re: The Violence Problem

Wayne Hayes (
Thu, 25 Dec 1997 15:36:49 -0500

Michael Lorrey <> writes:

>Its obvious I did not go far enough so that even the most dense
>subscriber could see satire when they saw it.

OK, so you were using satire. Ha ha. But recognizing satire requires
knowing the author well enough to realize that it's out of character, and
not recognizing it doesn't necessarily imply anything about the reader,
other than the reader doesn't know you well enough to know whether you're
kidding or not.

I apologize for using some "ad hominem" language in my reply to you.
It *did* seem so off-the-wall that I concluded you were just a nutcase.
(Mind you, the question could still still open. :-)