[DWJ] Ansible this week--t-shirts.

Farah.sf farah.sf at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 06:59:47 EDT 2010

You can beat him with that balloon if you like:-)

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On 6 Jul 2010, at 10:41, Minnow <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

> Farah.sf wrote:
>> Ansible is very well respected. Which is of course the problem.
> The *real* problem is that Langford, like Diana, has a very well- 
> developed, some would say excessively over-developed, sense of  
> humour and hardly ever resists a mild leg-pull, which I suspect was  
> what this was meant to be.  When he is combined with Diana, as I  
> have seen happen in a bar once or twice, the result can be cheating  
> at balloon tennis (don't ask me how) or the introduction of the word  
> "stoat" into someone's vocabulary as something that will always make  
> her involuntarily chew the rug with laughter (and was at the expense  
> of someone else's slightly florid writing).
> He is not likely to be fully aware either how well-respected and  
> therefore taken with deadly seriousness Ansible is, or that people  
> who read it may be po-faced and foolish and take as nastiness  
> something that was when he and Diana came up with it an entirely  
> light-hearted matter, not intended to harm anyone in any way.
> If he realises he has hurt someone accidentally I am sure that no- 
> one would be more distressed than he
> at having caused hurt, and the more so because it was an accident.
> Shall I beat him over the head for it, Farah?  I can if you want,  
> but it is so pitiful when such a large man cowers in a corner and  
> meeps about his misdeeds...
> Minnow
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