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Re: Fox TV Special

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 00:41:40 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 16 Jan 1999 02:39:25 -0500
Subject: Re: Fox TV Special


>Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 18:48:52 -0600
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Michael Christol <mchristo@mindspring.com>
>Subject: Re: Fox TV Special

>>I have to admit I have little respect for the analysis you
>>quoted, Michael, for all the reasons I stated. My opinion of
>>Meier has nothing to do with that. I hope I'm an objective
>>student of ufology, but I can't throw away all my professional
>>knowledge of sound and music just to give the Meier case (or any
>>other one) a chance.

>Yet again Greg you are basing your bias on what I typed. I again
>call for you to just take the time to view the CONTACT video
>tape and then you and I can talk from a somewhat level playing
>field... I respect your right to your opinion...but an opinion
>which is formed on partial information, is incomplete. <G>

For the last time, Michael, and this is very frustrating....

I'm not talking about the Contact video, on which I have no
opinion.

You quoted an analysis of the sound heard on it. Your quote was
quite long. I commented on what you quoted. If there's something
else in the video that you think I would like better, please
type it out, as you did your last quote, so I can know what it
is.

I'm most definitely not required to spend time and money to view
something just because you're interested in it. If you didn't
convince me to be interested, that's your problem, not mine. I
have absolutely no bias one way or another; I just read what you
quoted.

I have only so much time to spend on UFOs, and I try to spend on
the things that both interest me, and make the most sense. The
Contact video hasn't yet become one of them -- which by the way
is _not_ meant as a rejection of it. Life is short, Michael. I
don't know Mahler's 7th symphony as well as I know his others, I
haven't read William Faulkner, I haven't seen the Jackson
Pollock exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art here in New York, I
haven't talked to my friend Jesse for three weeks, I haven't
heard the recent PJ Harvey album, I don't know much about the
Russian economic collapse, and I haven't tried two new
restaurants that recently opened in my neighborhood.

Maybe one of my friends will tell me I ought to read Faulkner,
quoting me some passage they love from one of his novels. Maybe
the passage won't impress me, and I'll say, "You know, I don't
like that very much." That doesn't mean I think Faulkner is a
terrible writer. It just means that my friend hasn't convinced
me to give Faulkner as high a priority as she does.

That's all that's happening here, Michael. You may think the
Contact video is very important, and maybe it is, but you
haven't convinced me. If you want me to watch it, give me better
reasons -- and, for God's sake, stop thinking this has anything
to do with any discussion of Meier you've read on this list or
anywhere else.

Greg Sandow


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