Re: Fibber McGee's Closet

From: SteveS ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 03/14/05-10:50:22 AM Z
Message-id: <003501c528b5$eae33e80$4802280a@VALUED65BAD02C>

During all this, I'm inspired. I'm going to do some 'go girl go' pictures;
and some closets with girls going. Bet none of you can do that.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Seigel" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:21 PM
Subject: Re: Fibber McGee's Closet

> On Sat, 12 Mar 2005, Dave Soemarko wrote:
>>> Still, I really appreciate your support (and support from offlist: "Go
>>> Girl Go!", etc.), also your calm approach, but ....
>> Judy, I didn't write you the "Go Girl Go" message. Did you mean other
>> supports from other people offlist? Or maybe there was another Dave who
>> wrote you that message.
> No no -- they were from other people, none of them named Dave... from a
> couple of men and several women.
>>> about a generic photographer you referred to as "he." Then you stopped
>>> and asked the list, "Do I have to say 'he or she'?" I wrote, "you
>>> betcha," adding a short but brilliant explanation I forget now --
>> Yes, and I remember saying (not sure it was onlist or offlist though)
>> about having to type extra words every I have to refer to someone
>> generic, and we
> Of course some folks say just "she" when the occasion occurs -- a kind of
> reparations perhaps.
>>> and all hell broke loose. Luis Nadeau went positively ballistic. One
>>> of the nicer things he called me (tho that was offlist, I still loved
>>> it) was "cultural imperialist," meaning that I was trying to make the
>>> world (including French Canadians!) follow the USA's politically correct
>>> rules. (I wonder if they ever did...?)
>> Was he joking or serious? I probably didn't/couldn't follow the
>> discussion closely because at that time I was more culturally distant, so
>> I often missed
> He was deadly serious -- and FURIOUS. The "cultural imperialism" part was
> offlist (and to a 3rd party who was delighted enough with it -- as I
> was -- to share), though he still did plenty of fiery french fireworks
> onlist. I was pretty amazed, to tell the truth.
>> the fine argument in emails and wasn't sure what exactly people were
>> talking about. I thought he and you agreed on most things though. More
>> than one time he said that he liked and enjoyed your sense of humor.
> We did smooth things out after that episode (for a while) and he very
> kindly sent me a set of his encyclopedias, which I find very valuable
> (though I do have a problem with certain entries, as I mentioned in
> Post-Factory #9 -- in particular, re Fresson. But he was planning to
> market his Fresson process at that point, so.... whatever).
> Judy
Received on Mon Mar 14 10:50:52 2005

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