"These demoblog communities with their ever-more-fondly held notion that winning is everything."Now JSP is a profoundly suspicious individual. His formative years were spent in a Left sect that was obsessed with finding police agents in its midst, and the experience marked him for life. He assumed that this commenter was somebody impersonating "billmon". So he wrote the real "billmon" a polite note:
Yes, as opposed to pathetic fossils like you, to whom LOSING is everything - and always will be.
If I'm Elmo, then I guess that makes you Oscar the fucking grouch. Asshole.
Posted by: billmon | June 13, 2006 09:05 AM
From: "J S Paine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:17 AM To: email@example.com Subject: stop me comment at our site stop me before i vote again we got a comment that purports to be from u in part it reads... "If I'm Elmo, then I guess that makes you Oscar the fucking grouch. Asshole." doubtless this is from a counterfeit billmon the real one would hardly have the time or inclination to express such a sentiment even if he felt it does this happen often??
Imagine JSP's surprise and dismay at receiving this response:
From: "billmon" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To: <email@example.com> To: " J S Paine" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: stop me comment Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 18:43:13 -0400 Guess again, shit for brains. Billmon
Tetchy folk, these progs. And with all respect to JSP, I've got dibs on Oscar the Grouch.