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Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Rimmer

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer.nul>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 20:48:34 +0000
Fwd Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 18:02:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Rimmer

>From: Stuart Miller <Stuart.Miller4.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 15:55:46 -0000
>Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen

>>From: John Harney <magonia.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 21:15:29 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Review Of Sight Unseen - Harney

The Sage of Altrincham (twinned with Canby, I believe) writes:

>I know there's never a policeman about when you need one, but if
>there is anybody on this List with the statutory authority, then
>please arrest for me for disturbing the peace. For that is what
>I have done. It has been so very pleasant here these last six
>weeks or so since Christmas. Marvelous messages, intelligent
>discussion, and a sense of harmony and calm. That is now at an
>end because I was silly enough to write something about Bud
>Hopkins. Rimming popped his head up yesterday and now the
>Vampire of Mortlake Cemetry stakes a claim. All we need to
>complete the axis of evil is for Roberts to re-emerge saying he
>has no chemical weapons, sorry, that should just be chemicals,
>and the pack of jokers is complete.

>How do you get off, John, giving Gerry Clark a hard time about
>where he lives when you dwell under a slab with a load of

For the record: it is John Rimmer (i.e. me) who "lives under a
slab in Mortlake Cemetery", or, as I would prefer to put it,
"lives in an quaint period cottage adjoining an attractive and
historic open space", and John Harney (who wrote the posting
that appears to have got you foaming at the mouth) who lives in
a modern apartment in vibrant downtown Bracknell. Maybe before
accusing other people of not reading things, you should get your
own ocular gear in order.

>>Hopkins has a professional reputation as an artist; what he does
>>or does not believe about UFOs is hardly relevant to it.

>To follow this fatuous argument through to its childish
>conclusion, on that basis then John go back to Liverpool where
>you were born. You cannot live in London because you weren't
>born there,

He'll correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think John Harney was
born in Liverpool.

>just like Budd cannot speak or write about
>abductions because he started life as an artist. There is a law
>that says that once you start something in life, then that is
>what you stick to. Thankfully for the rest of us, that law
>exists only in the terribly compartmentalised brain of John

So Hopkins has *two* professions: one is as an artist, and the
other is as a writer of sensationalised books about abductions.
Neither is likely to be harmed by his latest publication.

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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