[sf-lug] OT: Thank you for not voting, today

Paul Ward dssstrkl at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 16:56:03 PDT 2008

Part of the problem is that tone doesn't translate all that well over  
email. The other (significantly more pressing) issue is that I've  
spent much of the previous week trying to get people to the polls.

"There's an election tomorrow?"

So I didn't really appreciate the don't go vote message, even when it  
was clearly meant in jest by someone who's clearly on my side  

Paul Ward
Sent from my iPhone
(So please excuse any typos or terseness)

On Jun 4, 2008, at 4:43 PM, "Christian Einfeldt" <einfeldt at gmail.com>  

> hi
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 2:17 AM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Paul Ward (dssstrkl at gmail.com):
> > Geez Rick, bitter much?
> I gather that the humour must have been a bit too deadpan.
> No, and I am surprised that Paul did not get your joke, because he  
> has been on this list and has known you for a long time.
> I personally really enjoyed Rick's joke.  In fact, Rick was almost  
> making a joke at his own expense, because he was parodying his own  
> self-acknowledged haughty attitude.  See, Rick normally posts with  
> opinions that he describes as "IMVAO" (In My Very Arrogant Opinion)  
> and Rick often posts long, erudite posts on topics varying from  
> Biblical interpretation to criminal law to deep kernel issues.  So  
> the whole post was a joke at his own expense about how he is  
> grateful that laggards are allowing him to control the world (bwaha  
> ha ha ha) by not voting.  So I really liked this joke.  And it  
> served its purpose, too, by reminding people to vote.
> But, much to my chagrin, Rick, I will have to say that I did _not_  
> heed your request and dropped off my absentee ballot at a local  
> polling station.  Sorry to disappoint you.   ;-)
> -- 
> Christian Einfeldt,
> Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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