Norm Nowrecki - I.A.D.


The dysfunctional Motorola coughed up puffs of Jatoba dust as Norm banged it in spasmodic reflex upon the cluttered desktop.
"Tage Frid", he choked into the much-duct-tape-shrouded mouthpiece.
"Tage Frid", came the soft reply.
Nowrecki was positively thunderstruck - the voice on the other end of the battered Motorola was that of someone thought to have been dead for eons - in webtime.
"Who is this?",
"I don't have much time, Norm. They don't let us use the out-channel much, here."
"But you're"
"Yes, I know, let's try to get beyond that."
Norm put his kerchief over his mouth in an effort to overcome the Jatoba dust, to which he had developed a severe allergy. In a muffled cry he said,
"I can't believe that you are still here."
"I'm not here, in your sense, Norm - I'm here - in my sense, if you catch my meaning."
"OK", said Norm, unsteadily and only half believing.
"The Wreck is in terrible danger."
"But I got rid of all the trolls, I've chased all of them down, even the one who wrote about, "Living Turd".
"Yes, and you are to be commended for that - but this danger is from within."
"What within? A troll from within? Oh"
"You know who I mean."
"He who must not be named."
"Precisely."
"But he's just an asshole - I'm not an asshole tracker, I'm a troll tracker."
"But this one is both."
"Yabutt"
"Don't argue with me, Norm. Remember that there aren't really any batteries in that Motorola."
"Yeah, well, I have to give you"
"That is exactly the point. From our perspective, he is the worst of the threats that we face."
"Well, I guess you have a pretty good perspective from up there." Norm started to chuckle, then pulled himself back.
"He is the single most destructive force to hit the Wreck since Bleeds."
"But the Cabal got rid of BLeeds."
"No, he was killed by his own children."
"Oh!"
"But this one is incapable of having children, so we can't rely on that."
"I see your point."
"And the Cabal and the Cabal Emeritus can't use their Klownhammers on this one."
"Why not?"
"Klownhammers were made to strike at fellow Wreckers who had gotten out of line. They were born to strike fear into the hearts of those who might troll us from beyond. They were not intended for the careful work of pruning within the group that must now be done."
"So, what you're saying is that"
"What I'm saying, Norm, is that we have a cancer in the group that must be removed and you are the man to do it."
"It may seem that way from your perspective, but"
"Norm, I'm in heaven - where are you?"
"I see your point."
"Get on with it, man."
"Will you guide me?"
"I will, from time to time, visit you and try to encourage you. Right now I have to try to convince Gabriel that his harp needs refinishing - and that this time it should be for all eternity - with shellac."
Regards, Tom.
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.) tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1
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As we've come to expect - great read.
Simple way of dealing with the situation:
"Consider the source and disregard the statement"
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1. Filter the email address. 2. Filter any post that contains the email address. 3. Filter any post that contains the name in the subject or body. 4. Do not respond to any post on the subject other than by back channel. 5. Advise other newbies of the group's decision 6. Take a vote and put it in the FAQ 7. Stay alert for sock puppets
All or a variety of these measures will help.
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wrote:

seconded.
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Hmmm. Maybe I'm missing something here but ... I know what an I.U.D. is. Perhaps an I.A.D is similar? If so, it could be useful to keep track of HWMNBN if one could find a way to keep it out of his sight.
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Tom Watson wrote:

Your Out There.
Thanks.
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Mark

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