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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

And the winner is

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.

Coinciding with the Emmys, we awarded the first ever Golden Polygraph, or "Polly," to The Gomezticator, a blogger who wrote about Monorail. PRT was mentioned, and so 2 days later he received an anonymous comment from *** ******. But instead of just
taking *** at face value, The Gomezticator actually did his homework, drew his own conclusions, and proceeded to rip *** a new one:

...Everything else you linked just reeks of a mean-spirited, almost fanatical hatred for the [PRT] idea.

The fact that there is a website devoted entirely to slamming the proposal at length based on two failed proposals in two cities and indiscretions involved with those proposals is more telling than anything else. I love all the mean spirited photoshops and flash. Real stand-up, mature effort there. It comes off like something out of Craigslist Rants and Raves. Why such a fervent hatred?... Your obvious fear of this system is irrational, especially if it's as unviable as you claim it to be.

What flaws were found in the Cincinnati study? Why did [*** ******] decline to mention the flaws and cite particular items in the study? Because they might have been correctible?

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