I haven't seen the new "Superman Returns" movie yet, but that doesn't mean I haven't been watching a mild-mannered nerdy guy masquerading as a crusader.
I refer of course to the Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist, who has recently revived his blog Minneapolis Confidential. Ken Avidor is listed as Mpls Con's author, but for some reason his posts are signed by a "Ned Luddington."
Which is very interesting, because for a long time Ken Avidor & Co. have carried on as though he and Luddington are different people:
1. Eva Young of Lloydletta Nooz:
Avidor was "Luddington," but when she brought him aboard
LLN as a contributor, one would think she had to know then.
2. Avidor thanking himself in the third person:
3. "Ned" referring to Avidor:
a. "Ken Avidor's got it on his new blog"
b. "Ned Luddington said... This message from Avidor"
There are also examples of forums where "Ned" refers people to Road Kill Bill-related pages as if he's an interested third party. There's also one forum where I, Mr_Grant, debated Luddington--and he refers to his own online material as though he didn't write it:
"Ned Luddington[:] A Google search turned up these skeptical links: http://www.roadkillbill.com/PRTisaJoke.html..."Oh! says the creator of PRT is a Joke, I would never have known PRT is a Joke existed if not for Google! Online "callsigns" are one thing; using them to pose as another person are something else entirely.
So why the need for Ken Avidor to immerse himself in a super-secret identity? It couldn't be to inflate the number of PRT "critics" posting online, now would it? Advice for Ken: Careful how you slide down the Batsh*t-Pole to the Batsh*t-Cave; don't want to start a super-suit fire due to Lycra Spandex friction.
UPDATE (Aug. 11, 2006)
Ken Avidor has changed how he is listed in Minneapolis Confidential's Contributors list (top of the sidebar). He's "Ned Luddington" again.
UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2007): Complete hypocrisy. He attacks a blogger for posting under two identities (and he doesn't really deny it when called on it by A.T.E.)
Some of the ideas embodied in Ken Avidor go back even to the last century