First, you used my tweet to Knopf in your article without contacting me!?!?!? Don't you know that ALL MY TWEETS ARE PROTECTED FROM PUBLICATION!?!?!?!?
Dude. I tried contacting you before this ran, but every time I called I got a recording that said, "We're sorry, but the number you are trying to reach is drunk."
As for the rest of your claims... well, let's just say that I, too, have an in-house legal team composed of unsuspecting family members and acquaintances who often leave their Facebook accounts logged in while AFK...
"The man was a legend, towering head and shoulders above his fellow HAM radio enthusiasts, built like a freight car, but with arms and legs, and possessing the only unsearched laptop east of the Mississippi."
-- "A Child's Treasury of Nonexistent Folklore," by C.L. Tamer, 2013.
Not me. I live safely inland, in the area known as "flyover country." However, it has its own "Constitution-Free Zone." You'll know you're in it when you hear a member of law enforcement say, "You're not from around here, are ya' boy?"
(Note: Despite the above quote, women are NOT exempt from Constitution-free treatment. In most cases, "are ya' boy" is replaced with "so we'll likely have to do a strip search to get to the bottom of this broken tail light issue.")
Great job, Mike. You publicly shamed a woman who is not as sophisticated or as intelligent as you. You are a fucking Internet genius. Too bad you're also too chicken shit to discuss your own beliefs directly. At the end of the day, you're a bigger idiot than her. At least she's not dishonest like you.
Are you aware the internet does not revolve around you, much less this small corner of it?
Every comment. ME. ADDRESS ME. ME. ME.
TYPICAL COMMENT: "This post is claims to be about EU concerns with copying levies, but IT'S REALLY ABOUT ME AND MY PERSONAL HANGUP."
You make the average teenager look worldly, well-rounded and acutely aware of their overall position in the great scheme of things.
Tim... long and hard... REALLY?
There are so many better porn terms to chose from. If your gonna do it, go big.
I knew it was weak, hence the question mark standing in for a shoulder shrug. Maybe if I'd played with it for a bit more, a better joke would have revealed itself, engorged with mirthy goodness and swollen with adjectives that would have made Mom believe she was just reading select excerpts from a Gurney's seed catalog... tumescent, mouth-filling, tender, vigorous, plump... um... ... self-fertilizing... ... hmmm... bulbous...?
ON TO POINT B... AND QUICKLY!
Yeah, I read his manifesto. In addition to what you point out, his other main point seems to be "I was persecuted as a gay gamer and therefore, have earned the exclusive right to this term." As if that's how life works. And as if the other gaymers fighting his trademark have never heard a disparaging word in their lives.
I'm glad he decided to fight evil (and stupid) with good by starting his gaymer.org site, but I really don't see how his bad experiences somehow entitle him to claim a term that was never his to begin with.
It's mainly because it's someone else's term. There's a lot of emphasis on that term now, most of it political. I don't see why it isn't simply termed "violence." Yes, violence using guns exists, but it's not my term, hence the quotation marks.