Major madwoman meltdown on Amazon this evening.
A few years ago the university commissioned three or four local artists to create a new logo/seal and put the results to a vote by the faculty, students & office staff. The one that was chosen, hands down, was a stylized letter I:
When we were doing the website for our Integrated English Program (IEP), we thought it would be cool to create a site logo incorporating the university logo... and so I did. It wasn't up on the site but a few days before the bitch who headed the General Education office at the time called up and told us we had to take it down IMMEDIATELY because of restrictions placed on the logo's usage by the university's contract with the artist who created it: it couldn't be altered or incorporated into any other design without his permission. And payment of additional fees. It was just one more bullshit bureaucratic objection to what we were trying to do so I got pissed and removed the logo from my off-campus sites and placed this notice on the front page one of them (the same old, un-updated site on my iDisk that Hardwoody stumbled upon back in April/May):
"University Logo removed in protest of irresponsibility surrounding its commission and restrictions on its usage."
That's not particularly ambiguous or hard to understand, is it? And the situation is briefly explained on another page linked to from the front page.
Well, Marilyn found the site last week and she's been going on about various bits of it ever since. In the Aliens and Psychology forums this morning, she posted these comments/replies:
[snipped] ... And I’ll be happy to be a “published author” anyday, to being a teacher in a foreign country where your university employer has removed their school seal from your work-website “in protest”. (Care to tell us what you did to so infuriate your school that they had to remove their seal from your website?) LOL!
Ah, the wonderful world of “cyber-bullying”. (I wonder if Japan thinks RC has overstayed his welcome, after supposedly arriving on a Monbusho Scholarship. His employer, after all, has removed their seal from his work-website, “in protest”. Care to explain, RC, what you did to invoke the wrath of your current employer?)
I calmly took her by the hand and gently beat her over her increasingly senile head with the truth of the matter.
Did she accept that she had made a mistake in a mature and rational manner? What do you think?! Three comments from the Psycho forum:
“I fail to see of what relevance things I posted on a website SIX years ago ...”
Ah, the old Emperor Who Has No Clothes ruse. You create this bizarre “persona” (which, by the way, no one else falls for) of alternately portraying a vicious attack-troll, then the oh-so-bemused victim. (Have you ever been tested for schizophrenia?)
This is obviously news to you, but normal people don’t act like this. All this spiteful venom directed at anyone who calls your bluff — or even casual forum visitors who run into your buzz-saw of hateful ridicule, and never come back.
You’ve obviously got buds at Amazon protecting you, otherwise you would have been banished years ago. So what, did they hire you as their attack-poster to try and run off the more intelligent and sensitive posters, who might have something interesting and relevant to offer? Well, I'm not going anywhere. I can smell evil a mile away anymore, and anti-intellectual cyber-parasites like you are no longer going to bully me.
So play your bizarre games, and enjoy all the vile torment you inflict. Like I said, normal people don’t act like this. And I hope and pray “normal people” will someday wake up, and take this planet back from the abnormal, predatory parasites like you rotting the very foundations of every society and culture.
Ah, another classic predator-parasite post. The “protected attack-troll” manages to spew his venom at posters and OP alike.
Courage comes in many forms. We applaud our brave soldiers fighting overseas. And yet too many turn a blind-eye to cyber-parasites and attack-trolls like this, whose only function is to run off or mercilessly ridicule anyone thoughtful and interesting, or ready to engage such in forums like this.
Hitler had Goebbels to twist, manipulate and propagandize public thought. We have ... attack-trolls and cyber-parasites.
“I’m enjoying it immensely.”
I’m sure you are, RC. Attack-trolls (or cyber-parasites) never do any real work to add anything relevant to any disucssion. You’re no better than theater or restaurant critics, sniffing over others’ hard work and writing scathing “reviews” based on gossip they’ve heard, and their mood that day.
So I no longer have any respect or use for critics who write reviews. So in your vicious vapidity, RC, you have taught me a valuable Life Lesson.
Did I hit a nerve or two, you think?