June 24, 2003

I just noticed this, did anybody else and is he for real?

posted by vito90 to navel gazing at 11:37 AM - 22 comments

Huh. That's interesting. I guess we'll have no way of knowing whether it's real or not unless we find some other proof. I think that would be a first for SpoFi (topic of conversation gets to read/respond to comments).

posted by grum@work at 12:06 PM on June 24, 2003

Looks like someone Googled himself. Seriously geeked, who knows. Seriously sensitive, likely.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:11 PM on June 24, 2003

I'm going to vote that this is legit. I'm only guessing, but I'm not sure why someone would come in and pretend to be Chris and post that, especially so late in the conversation. Who knows? But cool.

posted by 86 at 01:49 PM on June 24, 2003

rcade, aren't you going to apologize???

posted by billsaysthis at 02:06 PM on June 24, 2003

I do not think rcade was being rude. He was saying Felty was either generous or stupid to give it up. As for being seriously geeky comment ... get a backbone kid.

posted by jasonspaceman at 02:46 PM on June 24, 2003

There's a difference between "seriously geeked" and "seriously geeky," as I explained in the thread and in an e-mail to Felty today. Thanks for finding that, vito90. I wasn't trying to insult the guy in any way with that comment.

posted by rcade at 04:31 PM on June 24, 2003

Seems on the up and up. Go us for getting the Google page rank higher. And I understand completely where rcade was coming from. "geeked" is a fairly common term in the same vein as "psyched" or "stoked".

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:42 PM on June 24, 2003

No way. Not buying it. Good for whoever did it, though. I'm going to try to track down Felty, and see what his response is. Detective Samsonov is on the case! Actually I'm only a Junior Detective. And I made my badge myself. Out of tin foil. I did solve a case, though - The Case of How I got Home on Saturday Night. Well, maybe I didn't exactly "solve" it, but since no one else can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I drove home, I'm going with "walked", and that's good enough for me. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some detecting to do.

posted by Samsonov14 at 09:31 PM on June 24, 2003

Jeez, leave the poor guy be. First rcade calls him geek boy, now Samsonov's going all Jessica Fletcher on his ass. My vote (and my heart of course) goes with jerseygirl - definitely Googled himself here.

posted by squealy at 03:19 AM on June 25, 2003

Do we have any year-end award system for comments? The SpoFi? Because Samsonov14's comment definitely deserves one for "funniest mental ramble".

posted by grum@work at 09:29 AM on June 25, 2003

First you call him Geeked. And then you say he's Googled. Man, you've got to stop abusing the boy, you know. Poor sensitive thing.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:31 AM on June 25, 2003

rcade, you hurt the poor boy's feelings. What matters is not your intention but the effect of your words, at leat in this PC day and age. So apologize!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:33 AM on June 25, 2003

Do we have any year-end award system for comments? The SpoFi? Because Samsonov14's comment definitely deserves one for "funniest mental ramble". I second the notion for SpoFi superlatives. We already have Most Geeked.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:17 PM on June 25, 2003

Samsonov, should post more, he is my hero. Squealy should try and remember he is an English person, and express himself thus.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:08 PM on June 25, 2003

I personally would like to get together with Sam(sonov14) Spade and work through a case. Preferably of Harp's.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:21 PM on June 25, 2003

Isn't it Sammy's turn on the interview hot-seat (brought to you by Beer). I think we've waited long enough.

posted by 86 at 04:59 PM on June 25, 2003

It is, but I've been swamped with work. So sorry.

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:21 PM on June 25, 2003

Did I not tell you FB? I've been assimilated by the Sporg.

posted by squealy at 02:13 AM on June 26, 2003

Wfrazerjr, it fills me with sorrow to realize that the odds of me meeting up with any of you in the New York area are slim to none. If anyone's coming to New York though, we could drown those sorrows in a never ending torrent of beer. Goodbye sorrows! Honestly, if anyone is coming to New York and doesn't have a guide, e-mail me. I'd be happy to show you around town. It's a pretty fun place. And Squealy, FB is right. I don't know what's hapening to you, but it's scary. I looked up that Jessica Fletcher bird (I'm trying to make you feel at home here), expecting to find some famous female British reporter or something, but it turns out she's that old bag from Murder She Wrote. Murder She Wrote? Are you fucking kidding me? No wonder we won our independence from you guys. Sheesh. One last note - I'd love to do an interview, but I think it would be fun to do it a little tipsy. An experiment, if you will. Because on the internet, my drinking problem is funny. So we'd have to do it on a weekend. If WC2002 is still too busy, I'd like to suggest that 86 do it. Here's the disclaimer: I know 86 from our college days. On one hand, an interview is best when the two parties involved are unfamiliar with each other. On the other hand, 86 knows stories like the one where my bicycle was stolen from me by a gang of 12 year-olds and the one where I was in India and some guy tried to grab my hogan while I was taking a leak, so he knows which embarrassing questions to ask. One idea might be for people to email 86 some questions, and then for him to ask them during the interview. I haven't asked him if this is okay, but he's kind of a sucker so I'm sure it's fine. We'd have to see if this flies with The Pantheon, of course. Thoughts?

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:57 PM on June 26, 2003

Good grief. Why don't you just get sodding drunk and interview yourself? That could possible be hilarious, and nobody else would have to do any real work. Sounds about right for a weekend. Hahahahahahaha!

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:16 AM on June 27, 2003

Please. That's what Sundays are for.

posted by Samsonov14 at 01:32 AM on June 27, 2003

Samsonov, my Mrs has said she will send me to New York if I lose 4 stone, see you in about a week pal.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:12 AM on June 27, 2003

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