A BRILLIANT distillation!! LOL
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Ann" <awoelflebater@...> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@ wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" authfriend@ wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb wrote:
> > > (snip)
> > > (to Xeno)
> > > > I honestly don't remember us ever "arguing." What
> > > > I remember is that when you first arrived you seemed
> > > > anxious to engage me in endless back-and-forth, a la
> > > > Judy, and I was having none of it.
> > >
> > > For the record, it's been a *very* long time since
> > > there was any point in trying to engage Barry in an
> > > actual discussion. What's odd is that he still
> > > considers any comment a critic of his may make about
> > > him as an attempt to start an argument with him. I
> > > guess that way he can tell himself he's in some kind
> > > of control. It sure hasn't dissuaded his critics
> > > from expressing their opinions of him, though.
> > >
> > > > I just don't get
> > > > off on that, that's all. It smacks of ego to me, of
> > > > having something to "prove," or "win." I just spout
> > > > opinions; what other people do with them is their
> > > > own business.
> > >
> > > In fact, years ago, Barry *reveled* in long debates.
> > > Somewhere along the line he realized he wasn't all
> > > that good at debating and figured he'd be better off
> > > adopting the position he outlines above so as not to
> > > expose his deficiencies. Also saves him the trouble
> > > of having to think through his opinions if he's not
> > > going to need to defend them.
> > >
> > Oh Hail Him! He is an author, unchallenged, composing an entire
> library to himself. The best stuff he's ever written, and read, in his
> opinion, unsullied by any attempt at discussion, refinement, clarity, or
> alternative thought; The Great Writer.
> > The [stupid, egotistical] public may be fortunate enough, to look over
> the shoulder, of The Great Writer, as he furiously scribbles another
> book, to himself. This is ONLY possible, as long as they maintain either
> strict silence, or make soft, supportive cooing sounds. Anything else
> will NOT be tolerated.
> > Actual attempts at discussion will be sussed out by The Great Writer,
> for what they really are: Stabs of *hatred* into the center of his
> sacred heart, interrupting the divine flow of endless words that issues
> from his pen, to be stored, and poured over, without the pure malice
> that issues from the unwashed fools constantly surrounding The Great
> > Let us all back off, and let the magic continue from The Great
> Writer...his words issuing forth, as effortlessly as a drunk emptying
> his bladder on the street. We are in awe.