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Friday, August 26, 2005

Quis custodiet ipsos balatros?

Originally published at "PRT Is A Joke" IS A JOKE v.1
Words written with wildcards (***, !!!, etc.) was the way we originally wrote
Ken Avidor, Ken, and Avidor.

"I also hope a reporter from the Seattle P.I. investigates these claims and other claims of PRT proponents." Source (#679)
...is one of ***'s newer talking points. It makes him sound so reasonable, does it not? Just int'rested in the truth, is what he wants us to think. Too bad for him every online forum in which he's posted is also a record of his distortions, thanks to the facts posted by yours truly and others.

But by all means, let's have an investigation--of both sides. In fact, let's start now! *** has pointed the desk lamp in PRT's face for years, can he stand the same scrutiny?

Everyone out there who has stories about ***--his past and present, good or bad, happy or sad--send them to the Editor. I mean it, we're unreeling the 'scope and shoving it up there for a good, long look.

What was he like as a kid, young *** Weiner (his old surname, I understand)? What's his favorite color? His favorite food? Smoker? Teatotaler? What kind of videos does he rent? Did he go to his senior prom?

Why did he move to Minnesota? Is he a dog person? A cat person? Top? Bottom? And why the fascination with air conditioning, heating, and Sen. Michele Bachmann (R-Stillwater)?

Just use the handy email link at right (you have to replace the "AT" in the address with a "@"--an anti-spam precaution). We look forward to your submissions.

Erratum: 2951 visitors


A reader has informed us of the possibility that anti-PRT Seattlite "serial catowner" (see "Is stuck... is stuck... is stuck," 8.24.05) is a nurse.

Here's a What If question for catowner. Suppose someone has an operable brain tumor. Would you want the surgeon to use the latest surgical tools and most up to date techniques? Or will you insist on the proven, state of the art neurosurgery c.1930?

All we are trying to do with PRT is advance the state of the art of transit. Because since when is state of the art anything immune from eventual improvement?

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