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On 6/4/2021 2:38 PM, Mike Duffy wrote:
> On Fri, 04 Jun 2021 11:39:06 -0400, Michael Trew wrote:
>> Then again, I suppose another purpose of Usenet is to harass others...

> As one Michael (offically) to another:
> Usenet is the last vestige of another time. The social norms that have
> evolved into it could never have been predicted nor even be reported on
> current 'fake' news lest it would be seen as self-fulfilling prophecy.
> To wit, this, the melodious self-assured hinting of narcissistic style
> coupled with fatalistic overtones only possible by someone who has 'done
> the time'.
> Compare this to new three, two& one (I kid you not) acronyms on youths
> enthralled with thumb-texting phone apps.
> Sometimes, the gangstalkee has actually asked for a clever comeback in
> the guise of a deftly-worded riposte.
> But more often, especially in the case of bone-headed trolls that only
> have a few seconds so they can jump in on every thread, something said in
> such *invited* jest is either misinterpreted as disrespect, or, for the
> trolls, maliciously decried as so just to humiliate the author. It's easy
> afterwards to just say 'I was kidding',&c.
> To finish off vaguely on topic for food, my wife& I have started to have
> vague ideas of moving at some time in the future. I am currently
> beginning the planning phase by slowly drinking my liquor cabinet empty.
> I started with the re-bottled stuff that came in bottles to high for the
> cabinet; currently I'm on Galliano.

They can take their phone apps and shove them... I'm sitting in front of
a keyboard now. I'd honestly be impressed if someone found a way to
incorporate a Usenet reader into a smart phone.