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

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 17:37:48 PDT 2008

There is a language for internet communication.  Wasn't it brought up
here before?

On 6/4/08, Paul Ward <dssstrkl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> politically.
> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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