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We all have personality checks. Some leave theirs more unchecked than others. As a result some eurotribbers are bound by political correctedness and stay polite and feel that adding smiley and snark signs is a necessity for better communication, others like you, poemless and Migeru are more open-mouthed and direct. We're diverse, basically.

Protagnism is going to take a while. Some people come up with good ideas once in a while about going further with ET (organizing workshops etc), but these get drowned too young because that's what we are, a young blog. At some point it's going to work. It did for kos, why not for us?

Cultural elitism is your perception. Jérôme, who wears a suit and tie & lives in the 16th arrondissement in Paris, and thus has all the external signs of a comfortable leftie, nevertheless likes to break rear-view mirrors of cars that try to run him down at pedestrian crossings (he's at 18 mirrors so far). So rebellion is there in each one of us, it just manifests itself diversely. Some of us were long-haired beatnicks, others still are, others yet are short-haired & clean-shaven spokesmen types.

We only try to sound correct and well-educated because we already all do the swearing and yelling in our everyday lives offline.

by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 04:57:10 PM EST
"Open-mouthed"?  

How could you say such a thing?  You disgust me.  I won't put up with this!  I'm outta here!  Ciao, suckahs!  ;)  <--(Look, I really do play nice and use snarky-face signs.)

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 05:09:31 PM EST
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I think that's you and me in the balcony picture ;-)

Hardly representative of the brilliance here, and we never post charts. We just throw theatre programs down from the Gods...

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 05:11:13 PM EST
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I'm the narcissic version of the oldies in the muppet show. I chuckle and contribute little, and spend a lot of time re-reading my comments, sighing at the notion that I could have been a great sports column writer.

My friend who's currently working on an animated motion picture with Paramount once told me that 3D work is 5% actual work, and 95% staring at how beautiful your work is.

by Alex in Toulouse on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 05:14:14 PM EST
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