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Re: Who Is Jerome Clark?

From: "Jerome Clark" <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 98 13:54:36 PDT
Fwd Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 18:01:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Who Is Jerome Clark?

> From: RobIrving@aol.com
> Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 18:59:04 EDT
> To: updates@globalserve.net
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Who Is Jerome Clark?

> >To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
> >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Who Is Jerome Clark?
> >Date: Thu, 11 Jun 98 20:51:56 PDT

> >Note here further evidence of Mr. Brookesmith's inability to
> >read. Here the "joke" has Klass implying that it is he who will
> >have me murdered. Let's have a show of hands out there. How many
> >of you would take as a "joke" -- not even from a friend here,
> >mind you, but a longtime adversary -- a remark intimating a
> >desire to have one done in? No, Mr. Brookesmith, you've already
> >voted. Any other hands? No?

> If not, more than likely because it's such a childish exercise,
> which either becomes you or it doesn't. Who can tell? Perhaps we
> should vote on it with a show of hands.

> Anyway, never one to shy away from childish exercises I'll stick
> my hand up.You'd have to be either a fool to not sense that
> Klass was alluding to his previous comments (how good a joke,
> and how funny they were is irrelevant)...either a fool, utterly
> humourless or anxious for any opportunity to score points off
> the guy, due to an underlying resentment over separate
> longstanding issues, I suspect.

There really isn't much to say here.Apparently it is "childish"
to be offended at a "joke" whose "humor" explores the comic
potential of a death threat.

Apparently it is not childish to make such a "joke" in the first
place, not to mention bring it back to life 14 years later in a
public forum.Poor Phil must really be desperate for
point-scoring, after all those years of losing arguments with

Yet more reason, too, to reflect in amazement and sorrow at the
depths to which one has to sink to defend Phil Klass.Hard, too,
to believe the good opinion I had, a couple of years ago, of
somebody named Rob Irving, apparently not to be confused with
you, who wrote the delightful "Henry X File" in Fortean Times. I
assume the two of you are unrelated.

Jerry Clark

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