I hope you don't read that as a swipe. It wasn't intended as one.
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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: Bad manners
> Gunnar Jauch wrote:
> > Dear Rick,
> > here's a funny Tom K offline remark (hope you don't mind my making
> > it public, old chap):
> No offense taken. It gives me a chance to set the record straight.
> > I appreciate Rick S's kudos. I wonder, though, if this juxtaposition
> > might drag us into an analysis by Rick P's great-grandson, in his
> > thesis on "Sexual Orientation of TS Eliot List Members at the Turn of
> > the Last Century." If he's content with evidence such as appears in
> > "Painted Shadow," he could create a tale that would shock our wives in
> > their dottering, aged-140+ retirements.
> Well, this shows why I had to object to Rick Seddon's comment even
> though he was joking. I do not believe that Eliot was homosexual and
> I haven't ever brought up any list member's sexual orientation (have
> I?). In fact, I can only remember two people who have. Neither was
> Steve either. Nor do I see any proof of TSE homosexuality as given
> in the "Painted Shadow" excerpts. If you meant Steve, who actually
> sent in that post, I'm sure he doesn't see it as proof either. The
> post fits the way that he sometimes shakes us out of silence.
> Unfortunately, I'm a bit pressed for time to discuss his post much
> > Remember what Woody Allen said about the merits of being bisexual:
> > You double your chances for a date on Saturday night.
> I remember the line well and have used it a few times myself.
> I forgot that Woody Allen said it though.
> Rick Parker
> P.S. Gunnar, regarding a personal e-mail, it was Gary Cooper, not
> Gregory Peck.