I think there comes a point when one has to admit that the devil does indeed exist. I happen to believe that Simon Hughes is pure evil. This man has hounded and stalked me ever since I 'joined' AUE. He is, in my opinion, everything that is to be despised in a person, almost to the point where one really has to pity him

I made the mistake of reading and responding to one of his posts yesterday. I still have him killfiled, so he can go on saying what he likes about me, but I will only see it if someone else quotes it.
He has even indirectly accused me of spoofing RF. Now that most people seem to accept that RF has truly
returned (I couldn't spoof him if I tried), Hughes should, but won't, apologise to me. Hughes doesn't apologise to anybody, ever!
Hughes is a sick man a mentally ill, obsessed
psychopath. I shall continue to try to contribute
to this newsgroup in spite of the fact that some
people, such as this man, try to make it as difficult as possible.
Hughes, you really need professional help. I will
NOT take you out of my killfile. You are evil,
plain and simple, and I will not read anything else you have to say. You are a totally evil and pathetic person, and, much as it pains me to admit it, I feel sorry for you.
Say what you like about me, Hughes. That is your right, but one day you will have to look at yourself in the mirror and wonder what went wrong.

Christopher
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I think there comes a point when one has to admit that the devil does indeed exist. I happen to ... your right, but one day you will have to look at yourself in the mirror and wonder what went wrong.

Jesus, Christopher, get a life. Simon's been on my case longer and harder than he has on yours. There's nothing evil or psychopathic about him. He's a bit sour, contributes very little of merit to the newsgroup, and 90% of his posts are about people here instead of subjects, but that's small change compared to real evilness.

The only thing he's ever said that indicates anything abnormal have been his comments about punching me if he ever meets me. You gotta have at least one loose wire to think that way.
He amuses himself here. Big deal. If you start flinging "evil" and "psychopathic" around about someone that doesn't treat you kindly in a newsgroup, how are you going to deal with the real evilness in the world?
Christopher Johnson wrote on 02 Apr 2004:

You shouldn't be too hard on Simon, CJ. He lives in Norway, and most of the time that's even colder and damper than Chicago, where one can at least get first-rate thick-crust pizza and listen to first-rate electric blues live.
Think of what he says in his posts as an extended joke. I don't think anyone takes it seriously. I don't.

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CyberCypher wrote on 02 Apr 2004:

(1) I mean his posts about you, not all his posts.

Franke: EFL teacher & medical editor.
Christopher Johnson ranted:
I think there comes a point when one has to admit that the devil does indeed exist. I happen to believe that Simon Hughes is pure evil. This man has hounded and stalked me ever since I 'joined' AUE.(etc.)

Please, Christopher, get a grip. Learn to put a little perspective on things. Mr. Hughes suggesting that Areff might be spoofing himself is hardly sending Christopher to Auschwitz.
Thus spake Christopher Johnson:
I think there comes a point when one has to admit that the devil does indeed exist. I happen to believe that Simon Hughes is pure evil. This man has hounded and stalked me ever since I 'joined' AUE.

Facts wrong. I didn't take part in your upset with RF.
He is, in my opinion, everything that is to be despised in a person, almost to the point where one really has to pity him

But you will continue to solicit the pity of others.
I made the mistake of reading and responding to one of his posts yesterday.

You looked at one of my posts and answered someone else. This is not behaviour consistent with pretending I don't exist. You also called me names, which is why I responded, as I am doing again here. In fact, in recent times, you should have noticed that I only reply to you if you mention me insultingly, more often than not. If you could actually make good on your promise to ignore me, pretend I don't exist, and so on, you would not hear from me at all.
I still have him killfiled, so he can go on saying what he likes about me, but I will only see it if someone else quotes it.

Sure you have.
He has even indirectly accused me of spoofing RF. Now that most people seem to accept that RF has truly returned (I couldn't spoof him if I tried), Hughes should, but won't, apologise to me. Hughes doesn't apologise to anybody, ever!

I think you will find several messages in the archives in which I have apologised to people. You don't deserve an apology from me.
Hughes is a sick man a mentally ill, obsessed psychopath.

It's true I am sick. It's true I am mentally ill. It is not true that I am obsessed or psychopathic.
I shall continue to try to contribute to this newsgroup in spite of the fact that some people, such as this man, try to make it as difficult as possible.

Trying to contribute would be novel for you. And if I am in your killfile, how would that make it more difficult for you?
Hughes, you really need professional help.

I'm getting it.
I will NOT take you out of my killfile.

Perish the thought. If only I could believe that I was in there to begin with, though.
You are evil, plain and simple, and I will not read anything else you have to say.

Yeah. Right. And if that fails, you will be leaving the newsgroup for ever and ever again.
You are a totally evil and pathetic person, and, much as it pains me to admit it, I feel sorry for you.

Do you normally insult the people you feel sorry for? Is this a healthy expression of human compassion? I don't think so.
Say what you like about me, Hughes.

I only have a couple of things to say.
1. You are not as transparent as you would have us believe.
2. Your record shows that everything you have posted in hereabout English usage is looked up and every promise you have broken. Your computer knowledge is impressive, however, as befits a script kiddie.
That is your right, but one day you will have to look at yourself in the mirror and wonder what went wrong.

I'm trying to find the logic in that. Are you suggesting that you will go postal or something because you think I am calling you names? Or what?

Simon R. Hughes
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He is, in my opinion, everything that is to be despised in a person,

You forgot the SHAKES FIST
(I'm on your side BTW)
Just to insure that CJ doesn't miss this.
"Simon R. Hughes" (Email Removed) wrote on 03 Apr 2004:
Thus spake Christopher Johnson:

Franke: EFL teacher & medical editor.
Perhaps in Chicago you can get first-rate thick-crust Chicago (aka "Chicago-style" or "da deep-dish") "pizza", but, Franke, YOAP must know that this is not first-rate thick-crust pizza. (Indeed, check with Kirsh or Coop or West or Murray on this one, but I'm not at all sure that the Pillsbury biscuit-dough crust in Chicago deep-dish "pizza" is particularly thick. There's some sort of thickness in there, but I think it's all the melted Velveeta cheez food or whatever they use beneath the top layer of ketchup (misleadingly called "tomato sauce" in BrE as well as, I suppose, ChiE).)
For reasonably (given the diminished expectations of these latter days) first-rate thick-crust pizza, i.e., "square pizza" or "Sicilian pizza" or "Sicilian-style pizza", there are a number of places in Brooklyn, Queens, Connecticut (a few places in a few regions), and New Jersey (ditto) that one can consult.
As for live electric blues, though, there I think you're probably correct. I don't see how anyone can deny that Chicago is a sort of capital for electric blues.I can believe that Norway is usually damper than Chicago; in general I wouldn't describe Chicago as a damp place. Even the snow in Chicago has an oddly dry sort of quality, compared to the snow I know from beeack home. That so-called "lake effect snow" is weird too it's like pellets of snow filling the air, if you follow me. August in Chicago is not the humid furnace that August in New York is (GCWCID). It rains sometimes in Chicago, but the problem here isn't the amount of rainfall but the quality.

Rain in Chicago is polluted acidic rain of the sort Sgt. Sand likes to blame the Bush administration for. Moreover, much of the time if it does rain in Chicago it pours, as if the city is inundated for a brief period. The upshot is that no one in Chicago can enjoy the rain as an external sensory experience. (You can't even keep your windows open during a thunderstorm unless you want your dwelling flooded.) I'll bet Kirsh, for example, never went for a nize walk in the rain during his yout'.

Che contrast with New York in this regard.

I'm guessing that Chicago is substantially colder than the northernmost reaches of Norway, particularly if you take the Winchell factor into account, but I've never been to Norway so I don't know. I'm sure you can find better lutefisk in Norway than in Chicago, if lutefisk is your thing.

Oh, while we're on the subject: I was in a Chicago supermarket the other day, and I noticed that they sell prepackaged lox (smoked salmon) in a little section called the "Seafood" section. Am I the only person who thinks there's something very strange about that? Coop? Surely we can all agree that lox is not "seafood".
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