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Re: What does Sean want?

....Does it -really- matter? Just delete them if you don't want to read

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Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 12:29 PM
Subject: What does Sean want?

>Someone recently asked what Sean Burke wants us to do with this
>collection of aphorisims he keeps sending, since he seems
>impervious to criticism of grammar or approach.  I had a
>brief side conversation with him, and I think basically what
>he wants is for us to read his Toe Nails, recognize we are in
>the presence of true genius, and uncritically praise him.
>Believing himself to be superior to just about everyone on
>this list in experience or skill, he is generally immune to
>our criticism.
>I agree with the person who wondered why, if we did not visit
>his work and comment on it when he had it on his Website, he
>decided it was a good idea to start posting it here.  On the
>plus side, there are only 100 Oblique Startegies, so he's
>almost half-way done.
>Ironically, if he had just started posting them and said,
>'Here's some Klingon aphorisms I made, very loosely based on
>The Oblique Strategies", I would have no problem with him at
>all.  What really cheesed me off was his inability or
>unwillingness to take the criticism when his translations
>veered widely from the originals, and then to claim that
>it wasn't his problem of faulty comprehension of the original
>or of sloppy translation into Klingon, but that the problem
>was our inability to recognize the Great Artist in our midst!
>-- ter'eS

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