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July 18, 2000 2:08 PM   Subscribe

You are a loser because I say so. Ellison, the second richest person in the world, decides to give some come-upance to the intellectual elite his human resource people are probably now kicking themselves in the head over.
posted by rich (7 comments total)

 
Area Man Mistakes BBSpot Story for Real News! Hilarity Ensues!
posted by harmful at 2:17 PM on July 18, 2000


(Yeah yeah yeah, I know you "got it". Really. Nobody on MetaFilter would ever fall for a BBSpot story, would they?)
posted by harmful at 2:21 PM on July 18, 2000


The problem is that when a story is >>THISCLOSE<< to reality, it's hard to see sometimes that it's supposed to be funny... Did any of us who followed the link and read the story really not believe that Ellison-the-psychotic-Zen-squirrel was not only capable of doing something like that, but has in fact done even stupider things in public (and private, if the harrassment suits have any merit...)?
posted by m.polo at 2:51 PM on July 18, 2000


"psychotic-Zen-squirrel"

I like that.
posted by baylink at 3:39 PM on July 18, 2000


As do I. BBSpot has a problem with credibility...in that they have it, and don't want it. How amusing. Imagine if people took the Onion seriously?

My God, Irene, it says here that Jesus has converted to Islam! I think it's because BBSpot doesn't go as far as our endlessly peeling pals in Chicago do. I actually thought it was a real story myself until I realized it was on BBSpot, home of my personal favorite, the Office Jesus bit. Meanwhile, I have Ellison envy.

I wish I was a psychotic zen squirrel.
posted by Ezrael at 6:59 PM on July 18, 2000


But the part about him being pulled off by the campus security.. now come on, that's just the best.
posted by rich at 7:38 PM on July 18, 2000


Uh, The Onion is still based in Madison, WI last I heard. Something about right on Capitol Square.
posted by dhartung at 12:38 AM on July 19, 2000


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