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by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

Well Cary, then we are back to the question...what kind of discussion should occur here? Is this a place just for appreciation? Because if a personal friend is being offended by our comments, which is what you're suggesting (although I have my doubts HE visits here), or if friends of this friend are...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"But really, the "failing entertainer" bit was a low blow. " Ok, I don't see what is low about it, since I was indirectly referring to the Hugos, which were a failure by any measure. But granting your point...why should Harlan have to be an "exceptional entertainer" any...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"I referred to the old chestnut about how pornography is alleged to "objectify" women, allegedly a bad thing. " As you well know, Brian, there's not a simple response to this. Like everything else, there's a wide range of pornography in the world, and most if not all of it "...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"to such an extent that you've accused us, collectively and individually,"

See, it's not just my theory. The "us" and "them" is accepted and acknowledged.
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

Webderland is not a town, where a variety of people with a variety of opinions live. Webderland is a government with one party VERY much in the majority. There's an us-and-them quality to the place, with "us" being everyone who has nothing but nice things to say about HE and other webderla...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Call It Necro By Any Other Name
Replies: 82
Views: 8087

It's the logical conclusion to this trend of woman-as-object on Webderland. Hey, fuck em while they're dead, they'll let you do anything.

I hope it is indeed the conclusion.
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

Well Steve, if you think that Harlan's attempts to entertain the audience at the Hugos were anything BUT a tremendous failure, then maybe you should be done.

I'm not sure why THAT pushed your buttons, but there it is.
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

Brian, this, for starters: "As for objectifying women, I've found it to be somewhat efficacious in times of extremity." Considering that the board had just been through a major tussle over this very issue, where the majority appeared insouciant at best on the matter, to the sincere anguish...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"I think he needs to write something new very soon and publish it, lest his legacy be subsumed by his bad behavior at cons." Yes. Be a writer, Harlan. Not a failing entertainer. The persona and routines that had them rolling in the 70s and 80s are lost on this generation. Where the communi...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"First, Harlan Ellison sues people for defamation. He calls up people who publish in various venues, from the internet, to very small presses, to fan zines, and gives them hell." You know, if Harlan wanted to sue someone for something they posted on HIS website, wouldn't he also have to su...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

Worthy points, oh bilious one. I stand by my earlier assertion that it's not the actual criticism of Ellison that is the stick that rouses bears. Everyone here in the privacy of their own mind has their own opinions on the wonderful, the jejune, the typical, and the seamy sides of Harlan. What I thi...
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"And a plant who does not even have the guts to post under his/her own name is supposed to help me? "

And your name is markabbaddon?
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Where Have All The Cowgirls Gone???
Replies: 88
Views: 10059

"I know I am going to regret responding to this again, but seriously, Billy and Ficus, what do you want? "

A navy blazer.

A good one, though. Nothing flim-flam.
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dubious Expertise
Replies: 41
Views: 4330

David, if it's such a bore, why be you posting?

I know, we're like O Henry's dead horse in the street. Pulls out a much bigger crowd then the Queen.
by Burgundy Ficus
Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dubious Expertise
Replies: 41
Views: 4330

"Why don't we all just agree you've won the award and move on to something substantive." Since this was my thread to begin with, I think it was substantive. Mr. Krislov posted something on the Pavilion that I felt was very much like what we saw over the previous issue: an effort to thwart ...

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