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Re: Who Is Phil Klass?

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 14:43:01 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 19:24:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Who Is Phil Klass?

>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: Who Is Jerome Clark?
>Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 18:15:37 -0400

>> Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 09:07:36 -0400
>> From: The Duke of Mendoza <101653.2205@compuserve.com> [Peter
>> Brookesmith]
>> Subject: Who Is Jerome Clark?
>> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>> With the compliments of the Duke of Mendoza:

>> >From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>> >To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <updates@globalserve.net>
>> >Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: Who Is Jerome Clark?
>> >Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 09:05:16 -0400

>> >Maybe I can offer a modest clarification.

>> The tale that Greg relates of, er, quaint old-fashioned
>> behavior on Phil Klass's part may "clarify" some aspect of
>> his character. But it wasn't Klass's character or motives
>> that I was addressing, intriguing as they may be. It was the
>> nature of Jerome's reactions to Klass and his writing.
>> Greg's post sheds no light on those at all.

>Let me be more explicit, then. Peter, I don't know if you've ever
>been on the receiving end of one of Phil's rages.

>He's nasty. Brutal. If you've seen that enough, some of his jokes
>don't seem so funny. He'll talk about your body turning up in the
>Chesapeake, and put it in the frame of a joke. But if it's you
>he's talking about, and you've been the target of his rages, it
>reads much more like a fantasized threat.

Hello Peter, Greg, Jerry, All,

Just jumping in for a minute! While we were doing the NOVA
segment (1994) Budd and I found out that Klass had spent some
time with Denise DiIanni (the segment producer) and that the
reason why she didn't want to put Klass on camera was, "His
behavior is too unpredictable" and that she was afraid that he'd
"lose it" and "go into one of his tirades in front of the

I don't know, what does all that say to you? Denise DiIanni
(allegedly) spent considerable time with Klass in close quarters
while weekending/putzing around on his boat. I would imagine
that not having known him prior to that occasion that she had
formulated her opinions of him during the privacy/intimacy of
the boatride.

BTW, if you guys want to throw one of Klass's lieutenants Joe
Nickel into the mix I can tell you from first hand experience
that that is one nasty sourpussed cowpoke! Maybe having piss and
vinegar running through your veins is a prerequisite for
becoming a CSICOPer!

Klass had _absolutely no business_ making threats of _anykind_
(veiled, humorous, or otherwise) to _anyone_ at _anytime!
Period. It's just not done. Klass also thinks nothing of using
someones 'manhood' as fodder for his jokes either. (source
witheld) Maybe it's just some 'macho New York guy thing' but
people have gotten injured (for real) joking that way here in
the Big Apple. I'm sure you'll agree that making threatening or
defamatory jokes at someone elses expense is risky business at
best. Especially
if the butt of your jokes forgot to take his Prozac that morning! <G>

Solamente mis dos centavos! Carry on gentlemen.

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