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Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 26 May 2017, 1:27pm
by Dr. Medulla
Inder wrote:
26 May 2017, 12:25pm
Taking delight in browbeating teenagers off a messageboard is a bit unseemly.

I've long since fallen out of touch with him, but Sals was pretty affected by his treatment here.
Delight is a serious mischaracterization. It also overlooks his own behaviour and resistance to considering opposing viewpoints or criticism. Everyone gets called out here sooner or later for one thing over another, almost always with justification, whether over an intellectual disagreement or, more broadly, etiquette. What one chooses to do with that feedback is on them.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 26 May 2017, 4:30pm
by Inder
I disagree on a few points, but yes — Heston is irredeemable.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 26 May 2017, 4:35pm
by Dr. Medulla
Heston is the abyss that looks back at you.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 26 May 2017, 9:04pm
by Wolter
To be fair, my only major interaction with him was him insulting me?

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 26 May 2017, 11:10pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 May 2017, 1:27pm
Inder wrote:
26 May 2017, 12:25pm
Taking delight in browbeating teenagers off a messageboard is a bit unseemly.

I've long since fallen out of touch with him, but Sals was pretty affected by his treatment here.
Delight is a serious mischaracterization. It also overlooks his own behaviour and resistance to considering opposing viewpoints or criticism. Everyone gets called out here sooner or later for one thing over another, almost always with justification, whether over an intellectual disagreement or, more broadly, etiquette. What one chooses to do with that feedback is on them.
Or for their hometown's best fans in baseball!

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 27 May 2017, 2:01pm
by BostonBeaneater
I remember Chris setting me straight on the connections between Whitey Bulger, the IRA, The Clash, Basque separatists, Libyan training camps, and the Lindbergh baby.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 29 May 2017, 5:51pm
by eumaas
I was pretty nice to Sals. I was just making a joke, man.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 30 May 2017, 5:20pm
by Kory
He has some connection in my mind to another username, "magnificentdance." Didn't they join forces once in a while, or is it just that they joined around the same time?

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 30 May 2017, 5:34pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:20pm
He has some connection in my mind to another username, "magnificentdance." Didn't they join forces once in a while, or is it just that they joined around the same time?
The "better in pleather" guy! Wasn't he a musician?

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 30 May 2017, 5:37pm
by Kory
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:34pm
Kory wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:20pm
He has some connection in my mind to another username, "magnificentdance." Didn't they join forces once in a while, or is it just that they joined around the same time?
The "better in pleather" guy! Wasn't he a musician?
I remember very little about that time—it was before my second run at college, so all info before that time was pushed out of my head.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 30 May 2017, 10:25pm
by 101Walterton
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:34pm
Kory wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:20pm
He has some connection in my mind to another username, "magnificentdance." Didn't they join forces once in a while, or is it just that they joined around the same time?
The "better in pleather" guy! Wasn't he a musician?
I think they were just on line mates they were the same age'ish. I think Mag Dance was in a band yes.

Re: Just saw Chris Knowles...

Posted: 30 May 2017, 11:10pm
by Wolter
101Walterton wrote:
30 May 2017, 10:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:34pm
Kory wrote:
30 May 2017, 5:20pm