Yesterday, I spent some time reading up on a couple of posts here that garnered a lot of attention. I mean A LOT of attention.
I started with the “Red Alert” post by Kim Gamble, which totally flabbergasted me. So I went and read a few posts by Diary Of A Hopeful Starving Student, to see if I could get a baseline for what was going on. I guess I’m either too sane, or y’all are too damn crazy because I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the hell the problem was.
It SEEMS like DOAHSS apparently had professed her undying love for another OSer, neilpaul, and Mr. Gamble for some inexplicable reason decided to call bullshit.
Now, MAYBE there was a lot of behind-the-scenes back-and-forths going on that I wasn’t privy to – and if there were, please note that I DO NOT WANT TO BE PRIVY TO THEM. But based on what I saw, I don’t get why Kim was so taken aback to the point that he held a lynching party.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fun and games. But that seemed like a whole bunch of you got together and tried to run off someone you didn’t like.
There are PLENTY of nutcases here. I should know, there were a few around when I was a kid. We called them “the children of Mr. and Mrs. Nucking Futs”. And we avoided them, because there is nothing noble about a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
So, I’m left here tonight wondering why the hell that strange fruit was hung out on the OS tree a few days ago. If it was because someone was acting loony, all I can say is – shit, that’s a regular occurrence here. If it was because someone was perceived to be “stalking” someone else, all I can say is – shit, you harass management about that. But if it was just a case of tossing an M-80 into a crowd to watch the dancing, then I don’t know what the hell to say.
I’m guessing there’s a full moon out.