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post #91 of 165
SMJ you need to sac up. Gonz, c'mon man you are living in Montana, the smart trout don't take the inferior bait.
post #92 of 165
I think I just saw Satan yank an icicle out of his goatee. He is skiiing in hell.

If this is serious, then look me up if you ever make it to Taos. I hope it is serious. EpicSki will be a better forum for it.
post #93 of 165
lol....
post #94 of 165
telerod, any chance you could be polite, and accept someone who apologises, rather than taunt and bait them?
post #95 of 165
Dear Gonzostrike,
I accept your public apology, as I have in the past accepted your PM apologies. Too bad others are not able to appreciate your intellect and education. Probably because they do not share your unique sense of humor or appreciate your deep passion and outrage at what you see as wrong. While you and I may not share ideas, or agree on every topic, and I do feel your hatred for W clouds your otherwise brilliant mind, I look forward to our future discussions and debate. Your name calling, I have learned, is nothing more than a diversionary tactic by a skilled debater to put your adversary off their straight thought track and make their subsequent posts less well stated than they otherwise would have been. Your challenging my thoughts and ideas forces me look to closer at why I feel the way I do, and sometimes helps me to see differently, and other times helps me to stand even more resolute. Your tirades against Mr. Bush are easily ignored as the rantings of an insane man driven to insanity by the insane actions of another. Again, I thank you for your apology and I thank God that you are in here. Please keep up the challenges, but tone down the name calling, so we do not have to miss you again.
post #96 of 165
I must have missed all the fun. I always thought Gonzo was one of the more worthwhile opinions to read here, who spoke a lot of sense.
post #97 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat
telerod, any chance you could be polite, and accept someone who apologises, rather than taunt and bait them?
Yeah, he apologized for being contemptuous, arrogant, haughty, condescending. In other words for expressing his superiority. I'm sure the apology was in response to a moderator's warning. If there was any sincerity, he wouldn't be calling someone a p**** the next day. Stache may see that as a diversionary tactic of a skilled debater, but I don't. I may be an old prude to find that offensive but I don't think it is polite, Fox. I'm tolerant of Gonzo and accept him. I apologize for saying he stinks.

This thread is a chance for everybody to tell Gonzo how great he is. I took the bait, I was supportive in my first replies. It's not his "genius" or opinions or passion that are offensive. He never apologized for being offensive or insulting though, so I guess I missed the point. Sorry.
post #98 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
I want to offer an open apology to the readers and participants in here.

I've been behaving contemptuously, haughtily, arrogantly, condescendingly, and worst of all narcissistically quite a lot lately.
What is this, confession? Paula's? If you recall you came here from Paula's so we could continue a mild discussion about PMTS.
post #99 of 165
Quote:
posted by telerod15:
He's gone. Good riddance.
Nice telerod. Good example you set.

Epic's numbers are not depleting as a result of Gonzo. Epic is rapidly growing, wouldn't you say?

Part of that reason is probably Gonzo. Rough as he is now, he's not as bad as he was. I remember what someone said about Howard Stern in the movie Private Parts:

"10% love him and tune in to hear what he has to say. 90% hate him, and tune in every day to hear what he has to say." Or something like that.

I'm now part of the enabling class for defending him. That also is sad. Frankly, I just don't see what all the fracas is about.

I don't want to be part of a group of do gooders who are so polite they wait to jump on anyone not like them. We are all different, and isn't that what makes a diverse community? Do you want vanilla only here, is that it? No chocolate, no butter nut crunch, no Rocky Road?

The minority of people who are all in arms about this are not taking the group as whole's interest, because that is unknown. I don't know it, you don't know it. I'd start a poll, only it would probably be pulled. The time for that is past, as this has grown into something like a LYNCH mob (see, guys, we CAN learn from the Lounge).
post #100 of 165
Actualy, the
Quote:
dude you are a real infected suppurating penis
thing made me laugh.
I mean, that is so over the top, so hyperbolic and creative, you can't take it really seriously. Can't you ? So is the sometimes arrogant tone of Gonzostrike's posts. That are usualy substancial though.
OTH I'm not a native english speaker and I may miss something...
Anyway, I usualy scroll down the posts I found offensive or pointless...
post #101 of 165
Wait, "suppurating" isn't a compliment...man, I gotta revisit something with my urologist.
post #102 of 165
I find sanctimonious people way more offensive!
post #103 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by philippeR
Anyway, I usualy scroll down the posts I found offensive or pointless...
As it should be.

I'm continually amazed by those here who can not grasp this concept.
post #104 of 165
YAWN!!!

this is nothing folks, ya should been here when he was working!

"Infected suppurating" is sort of overkill---hyperbole if you will ! Doesn't it break down into :

Infected, infected ooze? Wouldn't one---or the other be sufficient?

Sounds like Tommy and Rumble skit.

Not a pretty picture, if you ask me, but it fits as a reply rather well, I think.

BTW Gonz,
post #105 of 165
Hey I like him. I'm not asking for his banishment just anticipating it. I was the first to call for his reinstatement the last time he got banned. I'm not as enamored by the vulgarity as others, but I'm not complaining about it. Sorry about the good riddance jab, I didn't really mean it. OK, back to praising Gonzo and his humble heart-felt apology.
post #106 of 165
To All, this a public forum. We all sit in front of a PC and anonomously post to whoever will read without really knowing or understanding its impact. Written word is dangerous as it never really captures the true emotion or intent. Many of us (including myself) are not good writers and often our true thoughts are not commuicated well. No doubt I am on a few "ignore lists". Folks should understand this when they read posts here. Gonzo and everyone else is free to post whatever they want. It's all fun to read or if not, just skip it. . I find this forum fun, educational and sometimes frustrating. What keeps me coming back is everyones underlying passion for skiing. Gonzo, you're OK in my Book and you have taught me some great words. Besides, I lived the town next to you in NJ and went to Morristown high; granted class of 82'! AS been said before, the vast majority of us would all get along fine if we were sitting in a bar with a lot of snow around us. Now go put your boots on and wax your skis.
post #107 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
1) electrical charges shooting across synapses

2) I am, most of the time. can't speak for anyone else.

3) the life of a slumming refugee from the law.
Crimini, Mr. Gumby! All those days a wonderin and prayin with velvet Elvis and all I haddado wuz ask!
post #108 of 165
Finndog, I agree with your post........all but the ANONYMOUS part.

Some you'll never meet, I agree. But there are many high posters (and some low) that are NOT anonymous. We actually MEET people who post here. Lots of people have met lots of people. The Academies promote it. How can we be that anonymous?
post #109 of 165
OK kids, a couple of thoughts...

1. This is the internet.
What you say here will be read by tens, hundreds, thousands, or more. All people do not have the same perspective on life. Some can only see it from one point of view. Their limited education, or limited travel, may prevent them from looking beyond the four walls of their house/apartment/trailer. It is important with such a vast potential audience that we take great care in what we say, and how we say it. This place is of great value.

2. This is the internet.
All this is is a bunch of people typing in 97% rubbish into computers. They have no idea what they are saying. Most of it will be regurgitated off some other website, from others who were bluffing as well. We could all be teenaged kids, pensioners, or, more likely, lunatics in the same asylum.


Now, hopefully Doctor Winter will be here soon with our chill pills. In the meantime, can we all lighten up a bit, before Nurse DC has to start kicking people out of here for being sane.
post #110 of 165
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
I'm sure the apology was in response to a moderator's warning. If there was any sincerity, he wouldn't be calling someone a p**** the next day.

Sorry.
I'm afraid you're mistaken. I received no warnings from any moderator. I did receive threats from one member who said, essentially, that he/she holds the keys to my continuation here.

and that I'm walking a tightrope.

I have to think that the real madness occurs offscreen in the minds of the reader.

but I'm wrong sometimes. sort of like you were in assuming that I apologized only because I was "forced to."

I think it's sad when a heartfelt sincere apology is rejected. It says more about the rejecter, I guess.
post #111 of 165

maggots

I was going to post a long narrative about the difficult times we live in yadi yadi as an attempt to rationalize the increase of hateful posts I've read this summer on epicski....but nah,I'll pass on it....

I will comment on the apology one more time tho....

Gonz,

indulge me with two small favors...

1 - I mentioned in my previous post in this thread the movie "Patton" - get a copy of it and watch the apology regarding the slap of the yellow belly. Step up to the podium, say you're sorry, inject a little humor...turn and walk away....you had it all correct...except the walk away part....further responding to your own thread is gonna get you in trouble...walk away from it and keep walking.....

2 - You have a few "maggots" (your term which I love BTW) who are clearly trying to flush you out, lately with great success.....IMO the mission of the maggot is to take you out so before you flame back, take a deep breathe, get up from the keyboard and walk around 5 minutes. When you come back, it you feel it is still worth it and necessary to flame....go for it.

In many cases your silence will expose the maggots for what they are.

Maggots:

That'll do..

I'm out.
post #112 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
Finndog, I agree with your post........all but the ANONYMOUS part.

Some you'll never meet, I agree. But there are many high posters (and some low) that are NOT anonymous. We actually MEET people who post here. Lots of people have met lots of people. The Academies promote it. How can we be that anonymous?
OK, "for the most part, anonymous".... Better?
post #113 of 165
Yes. Splitting hairs has become common here, and I'd hate for anyone to feel a lesser person for being 'anonymous'.
post #114 of 165
I kinda like the anonynimity If you met me, you would really know what I am like. Don't you think it's more fun to base my entire existence on my postings while I work? I do know one guy here....He still thinks I'm strange!:
post #115 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog
I do know one guy here....He still thinks I'm strange!:
post #116 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finndog
I kinda like the anonynimity If you met me, you would really know what I am like. Don't you think it's more fun to base my entire existence on my postings while I work? I do know one guy here....He still thinks I'm strange!:
On the internet, nobody knows you're a (Finn)dog.

Somebody had to say it. Apologies to The New Yorker.
post #117 of 165
I luv Paula, she's hot.
post #118 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
I'm afraid you're mistaken. I received no warnings from any moderator. I did receive threats from one member who said, essentially, that he/she holds the keys to my continuation here.

and that I'm walking a tightrope.

...
I hope this person, the one that made the threats, was reported. Not that I like people reporting things, being reported or having to report things myself, but threats of any kind should not be tolerated.

If the threats were reported, I hope that the moderator(s) have issued this person a strong warning (minimum).
post #119 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15
Keep this crap in the lounge, Gonzo. I don't evern want to be a supporter. Lounge sounds like vile snake pit. I think you should be banned for the post that MJS has refered to. Beat it troll. Apology accepted, now leave.
Gonz is no troll...abrasive, perhaps. Ban him???? I'm willing to wager that the vote to do so would be two...you and Miss Manners (I think she posts here). If you don't like Gonz' posts, put him on ignore.
post #120 of 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by hrstrat57
I was going to post a long narrative about the difficult times we live in yadi yadi as an attempt to rationalize the increase of hateful posts I've read this summer on epicski....but nah,I'll pass on it....

I will comment on the apology one more time tho....

Gonz,

indulge me with two small favors...

1 - I mentioned in my previous post in this thread the movie "Patton" - get a copy of it and watch the apology regarding the slap of the yellow belly. Step up to the podium, say you're sorry, inject a little humor...turn and walk away....you had it all correct...except the walk away part....further responding to your own thread is gonna get you in trouble...walk away from it and keep walking.....

2 - You have a few "maggots" (your term which I love BTW) who are clearly trying to flush you out, lately with great success.....IMO the mission of the maggot is to take you out so before you flame back, take a deep breathe, get up from the keyboard and walk around 5 minutes. When you come back, it you feel it is still worth it and necessary to flame....go for it.

In many cases your silence will expose the maggots for what they are.

Maggots:

That'll do..

I'm out.
Hey...watch it with the loose use of the term "maggot".
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