1080Re: [ukpbm] Re: Time to say goodbye?
- Sep 13, 2002Well, it seems remarkably easy to stir him up. And you get such good value, you know a throwaway line and you get about two pages of A4.
I'm sure he must either have a good spy or perhaps he is also subbed under a nom de plume so he can flounce dramatically in and out.
----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Tweedy
Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2002 10:20
Subject: Re: [ukpbm] Re: Time to say goodbye?
In message <006501c25a52$9c6e7d20$24624fcb@goodale>, Ben & Linley
Goodale <ben_goodale@...> writes
>Clearly there's life in the old dog yet.
Yes indeed... but you just HAD to poke him with a stick didn't you. :-)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mark Boyle
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Thursday, 12 September 2002 8:16
> Subject: [ukpbm] Re: Time to say goodbye?
> Hello Tom,
> Well, what your resident Geddy Lee lookalike Ben Goodale is on about
> was actually last November/December time (I think), involved Princess
> Downes Queen of Hearts, Steve Agar & Alex Bardy deciding to concoct a
> few fantasies about your truly on the board, then find themselves
> jolly surprised when I turned up in person to take them to task after
> four subscribers decided to forward me the contents.
> To be concise:
> 1. Downes took off when I revealed the hypocrite's own failed attempt
> to fiddle the ZOTY Poll many moons back whilst continuing to moralise
> ad nauseum over the 1987 Great Zine Poll Swindle (The Stoat
> incidentally grumbled to me on the phone this year that Bowen and
> Downes did a far better job in wrecking the poll than I ever did -
> well, he did get the two biggest turnouts ever thanks to Yours Truly,
> one doesn't like to boast but what did he ever do without me...God,
> I'm so bloody great).
> 2. Bardy ranted thrice before cockcrow that he had not being trying
> to goad me into sending him copy for his tatty rag in order to gain
> attention for himself...then subsequently admitted it, then wondered
> what all the fuss was about...seeming to think that was what normal
> people do - forgetting of course that in the real world, as opposed
> to the petty & spiteful "friendly hobby", its what actually earns you
> a Doc Martin in the balls.
> Uncle Tom, Turbonick, Mike Hasbeen & several other rose-tinters were
> rather cross with me being so nasty to Bardy & Downes. In fairness, I
> can see their point - if I'm going to get involved in a battle of
> wits I really ought not to pick on unarmed opponents. But jolly
> embarrassing for them one month later, when Pondlife Bardy was
> practically coming in his pants because, wait for it, Mango had
> reached No.2 in the Zine Poll (on such a massive...ROTFL!...turnout),
> proving what I said that the little jerk was a publicity seeking
> troll that had thrown his rattle out of the pram because Yours Truly
> had refusing to perform for his tatty rag.
> 3. UKPBM's house muppet Ben Goodale managed to spout similar piffle
> ("he was so intense"...oh dear), then promptly apologised - but this
> was more to do because he wanted something from me than out of
> regret, ie. some old Uni folk names and addresses. Seems the way of
> the world these days methinks. I duly obliged with the current
> addresses of one Eileen Dougall, Ollie Bath and Simon Biggun, only to
> find him wingeing on this board that I hadn't replied, so I sent them
> again...nothing more heard since. Ho hum. Par for the course in
> hobbyland/life in general - once your usefulness runs out, its ta-ta.
> If there was a "debacle" (nice choice of brown-nosing words to your
> peer group Ben, you ain't changed much...), it was the unsavoury
> spectacle of watching several people opening their mouths and letting
> their bellies rumble, then getting all cross for being taken to task
> over it. The only one that emerged from it with any dignity was
> Stephen Agar, who immediately apologised and drew a line under it.
> Not so Bardy, who simply proved what a slimy reptile he is; not so
> Downes, who was finally shown up for the lying rat he was & scuttled
> off to his hole; and certainly not Goodale, whom to be honest I
> really thought a lot better of - suppose those War Chivalry &
> Lordship classes never taught him much on the finer points of honour.
> Not to worry though, I've better things to concern myself with these
> days than the petty bitchery of a failing hobby that's killed itself
> off...and having discovered the fate of one Joy Hibbert only last
> night, I believe that what goes around come around, & we who laugh
> last laugh the longest.
> Deagh Dhùrachd,
> Mark Boyle
> "Pick of the Bunch"
> (whenever he gets his finger out...)
> --- In ukpbm@y..., Tom Tweedy <tom@l...> wrote:
> > In message <005d01c258a8$e23a0b40$fc644fcb@goodale>, Ben & Linley
> > Goodale <ben_goodale@c...> writes
> > >
> > >Hmm. You have a point. Since the Mark Boyle debacle of some
> months ago, there
> > >has been resolute silence, though I thought for a minute there we
> were onto
> > >something.
> > Er... 'Mark Boyle debacle'... did I miss something here?
> > Tom
> > --
> > Tom Tweedy
> > Diplomacy 2000
> > http://www.lancedal.demon.co.uk/dip2000/
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