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It was a JOKE people!(5 posts)

It was a JOKE people!Old Man Grumpus
Jun 14, 2001 11:24 PM
Hey guys, lighten up. It was a joke. I posted it as a tongue-in-cheek "tribute" to those that take this stuff to damn seriously.

I post here all the time as "spokeman" or "AaronL" and I try to help out the new folks as much as possible.

In fact, on my cycling team I tend to mother hen a bit too much.

It was pretty fun watching everyone get so steamed. Reread all three of my posts. You'll notice that it's just too angry/bitter to be true.

If I offended any of you good people, I do apologize. That was not my intention.

Oh My Word! :-)Kristin
Jun 14, 2001 11:49 PM
Humor does not alwasy portray well through writing. For me personally, this did not appear to be a joke. I've read other coarse posts that were entirely serious. If you had posted under your own name, some might have said, "Ah, that's Spokeman. Hmmmm. He's never been harsh before. I wonder if he's joking." But no such connection could be made. I took it seriously, and wondered if there was a concensus on the board towards new riders. So I posted my question.

okay, now I get it... hahahahahahaaaaa...
oh, hahaha...we love ya, big guy...dustin73
Jun 15, 2001 12:10 AM
re: It was a JOKE people!4bykn
Jun 15, 2001 1:57 AM
maybe try posting on Hey, c'mon, it's a joke!
re: It was a JOKE people!look271
Jun 16, 2001 8:41 PM
Kristin is right; jokes are often poorly translated to paper. Especially sarcasm, which is a lost art anyway. Thanks for "coming clean".( I tried this once @ Bicycling's site a long time ago, dealing with getting cut off, guns, etc. It got REAL ugly. Learned my lesson.)