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Title: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on February 08, 2019, 02:38:00 PM
Because of the unrelenting radio silence I have decided to write.

Point the First: I am not a stalker. I don't want to know anybody's private lives on The Best Show. No phone numbers, no addresses, no private emails, no real name for Good-n-Poochy. That said....

Point the Second: I really wanted an answer to that long running, barn-burner question. I had spoken to Mike, assumed that Mike had told Tom. When no response came, I said I would call randomly in that thread weeks ago.

Point the Third: I realized very quickly that the call was a dud, so I ejected before switching it over to asking about making PeeperTalk a thing (and I am dead certain that WhipTalk is a parody of the concept).

Finale: Because the whole thing was that unsettling to Tom*, I have decided to abandon my quest for an answer. I will be taking the PeeperTalk concept to this crappy radio show I do on a Mr. Microphone-powered college radio station and seeing if the creeps will call in because it's a social experiment.

*Whom I do not want to see abandon the show "because my fans are psychos" and "the callers are getting weirder." I already went through that with Chappelle's Show, never again.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: bdb318 on February 08, 2019, 09:56:51 PM
It doesn't sound like you understand why your call flopped, though. If you are curious as to why it did and would like me to share with you my analysis, do let me know.


Because of the unrelenting radio silence I have decided to write.

Point the First: I am not a stalker. I don't want to know anybody's private lives on The Best Show. No phone numbers, no addresses, no private emails, no real name for Good-n-Poochy. That said....

Point the Second: I really wanted an answer to that long running, barn-burner question. I had spoken to Mike, assumed that Mike had told Tom. When no response came, I said I would call randomly in that thread weeks ago.

Point the Third: I realized very quickly that the call was a dud, so I ejected before switching it over to asking about making PeeperTalk a thing (and I am dead certain that WhipTalk is a parody of the concept).

Finale: Because the whole thing was that unsettling to Tom*, I have decided to abandon my quest for an answer. I will be taking the PeeperTalk concept to this crappy radio show I do on a Mr. Microphone-powered college radio station and seeing if the creeps will call in because it's a social experiment.

*Whom I do not want to see abandon the show "because my fans are psychos" and "the callers are getting weirder." I already went through that with Chappelle's Show, never again.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on February 09, 2019, 12:15:23 PM
It doesn't sound like you understand why your call flopped, though. If you are curious as to why it did and would like me to share with you my analysis, do let me know.


Because of the unrelenting radio silence I have decided to write.

Point the First: I am not a stalker. I don't want to know anybody's private lives on The Best Show. No phone numbers, no addresses, no private emails, no real name for Good-n-Poochy. That said....

Point the Second: I really wanted an answer to that long running, barn-burner question. I had spoken to Mike, assumed that Mike had told Tom. When no response came, I said I would call randomly in that thread weeks ago.

Point the Third: I realized very quickly that the call was a dud, so I ejected before switching it over to asking about making PeeperTalk a thing (and I am dead certain that WhipTalk is a parody of the concept).

Finale: Because the whole thing was that unsettling to Tom*, I have decided to abandon my quest for an answer. I will be taking the PeeperTalk concept to this crappy radio show I do on a Mr. Microphone-powered college radio station and seeing if the creeps will call in because it's a social experiment.

*Whom I do not want to see abandon the show "because my fans are psychos" and "the callers are getting weirder." I already went through that with Chappelle's Show, never again.

Do tell.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: bdb318 on February 09, 2019, 04:12:35 PM
1) You came on the Show with an agenda. Tom routinely hangs up on people who try to commandeer the Show off topic or steer it off in a way that does not fit the sensibilities of the Show. The ultimate arbiter of what the Show's sensibilities are is Tom, because it's his show.

2) You assumed a level of intimacy between caller and callee that was not mutually understood to be the case. This is somewhat spooky. I know that you have called several times in the past, but you may also lack skills in picking up vocal cues.

3) You introduce yourself as being "from the Board". Now, I like this board, too, but let's face it: it's mostly dead. Nobody really uses this anymore, except a scattering of people once in a blue moon. In fact, Tom himself doesn't use it, and he is under no obligation to use it, either. Hounding somebody to respond to something that they are consistently not responding to can plausibly considered a form of harassment in the right circumstances.

4) You hung up on Tom. Hanging up on people is Tom's prerogative alone, and it is extremely bad form for a caller to hang up on the Host. This is the ultimate hallmark of a call gone off the rails and directly into a dumpster fire.


I don't want to make this about you, though. I'm sure you're a nice guy. You probably just don't have an intuitive sense of what makes a Best Show call good and what makes a Best Show call bad. Fortunately, I have an expert sense and will even offer counseling to other FOTs who routinely get GOMPed. Come one, come all.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on February 09, 2019, 07:48:59 PM
1) You came on the Show with an agenda. Tom routinely hangs up on people who try to commandeer the Show off topic or steer it off in a way that does not fit the sensibilities of the Show. The ultimate arbiter of what the Show's sensibilities are is Tom, because it's his show.

2) You assumed a level of intimacy between caller and callee that was not mutually understood to be the case. This is somewhat spooky. I know that you have called several times in the past, but you may also lack skills in picking up vocal cues.

3) Now, I like this board, too, but let's face it: it's mostly dead. Nobody really uses this anymore, except a scattering of people once in a blue moon. In fact, Tom himself doesn't use it, and he is under no obligation to use it, either. Hounding somebody to respond to something that they are consistently not responding to can plausibly considered a form of harassment in the right circumstances.

4) You hung up on Tom. Hanging up on people is Tom's prerogative alone, and it is extremely bad form for a caller to hang up on the Host. This is the ultimate hallmark of a call gone off the rails and directly into a dumpster fire.


I don't want to make this about you, though. I'm sure you're a nice guy. You probably just don't have an intuitive sense of what makes a Best Show call good and what makes a Best Show call bad. Fortunately, I have an expert sense and will even offer counseling to other FOTs who routinely get GOMPed. Come one, come all.

Holy crud the condescension....are you the Mit Hamine guy? Or is this Captain Jack?

Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: bdb318 on February 10, 2019, 08:32:38 AM
Sorry, dude.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Bull Shannon on February 11, 2019, 12:47:04 PM
If I might add, maybe your call would go over better if you actually asked Tom the question you have for him instead of alluding to it when you call. As one of the few people who still haunts the board, even I had to connect the dots and hunt down your initial thread in order to understand what you were referencing. Calling to demand a response to a thread on a forum not many frequent comes off as a bit hostile.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: fonpr on February 12, 2019, 08:08:31 AM
Now, I like this board, too, but let's face it: it's mostly dead.

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Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Vinyl.Score on February 13, 2019, 09:50:42 AM
Sorry, dude.
No need to be, it was a reasonable response imo
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Krokodil_Gena on February 13, 2019, 03:53:10 PM
Now, I like this board, too, but let's face it: it's mostly dead.

 :'(
 :-\
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 >:(


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Let me say first and foremost that I am not trying to create drama, just trying to communicate with Tom. Secondly, it kills me that this board is quasi-moribund, because the audience seems to use Twitter instead of the chatroom attached to this board. We need to advertise to FOTs.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: buffcoat on February 13, 2019, 11:47:38 PM
At least I didn't waste any time posting here.
Title: Re: Scaring the p*ss out of Tom was not my plan....
Post by: Dammit on February 14, 2019, 11:22:53 AM
I don't FacePlant, InstaHam, or Twat, so the boredz is all I got.

Here's Richard Stallman speaking on the dangers of Facebook in Colombia, where I was an audience member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOwT2lPkpA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imOwT2lPkpA)

Here's Richard Stallman speaking on the dangers of IoT and Amazon Alexa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAP4N3KyLmM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAP4N3KyLmM)

Here's Richard Stallman not speaking on any subject, but eating something that he picked off of his foot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQxKURvE9iI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQxKURvE9iI)