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Rick:

I hope you don't read that as a swipe.  It wasn't intended as one.

Tom K
----- Original Message ----- 
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
> further.
> 
> 
> > 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.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
>     Rick Parker
> 
> 
> P.S.  Gunnar, regarding a personal e-mail, it was Gary Cooper, not
> Gregory Peck.