The first article arose after I explained a reference I made to "The Secret Surrealist". The .signature at the end of the second article is pasted together from two actual default .signature files I'd seen newbies get stuck with.
From: email@example.com (James "Kibo" Parry) Subject: Re: An Anthropological Taxonomy of Usenet Posters? Newsgroups: alt.culture.usenet, sci.anthropology, alt.religion.kibology Organization: HappyNet Headquarters Date: Mon, 11 Apr 1994 07:36:55 GMT In sci.anthropology, Geoffrey Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > > email@example.com (dana galatea copper) writes: > > > >firstname.lastname@example.org (James "Kibo" Parry) emits: > > >>Desmond Morris, pop anthropologist and author of "The Naked Ape" (and > >>"Manwatching" and "Catwatching"--in which we learn that Morris is > > >Oh, Kibo. Usually I take this kind of thing with a grin, but this one > >is too much. Desmond Morris is not the author of "The Naked Ape". > >You're thinking of Richard Darking, who wrote it as a sequel to "The > > 1968 The naked ape Desmond Morris > 1969 Naked ape or Homo sapiens? John Lewis and Bernard Towers > 1976 The selfish gene Richard Dawkins Um, Geoffrey, what we have here is a phenomenon called "trolling". Dana G. Cooper has asserted dominance here in a ritualized fashion by getting you to admit that you know something, which means she wins because she tricked you into showing off your knowledge, which in our anti-intellectual society moves you down the pecking order... (Hope it didn't hurt.) This "trolling" is actually an evolutionary vestige of the time when human beings were still evolving from spiders* and used it as a mating ritual. I think Dana likes you. My posting was a "meta-troll", in which I posted something with a completely straight face in hopes that someone else would try to make it look like I was being sarcastic. I evilly manipulated Dana with my sociopathic charms into HAVING SOME FUN--whether Dana wanted to or not! There are also "meta-meta-trolls", which are sort of complicated to explain (if they even exist--I might be lying about whether there is such a thing as a meta-meta-troll solely to get people to try posting one) and then there's "accidental trolling" and "self-trolling". Self-trolling probably will never occur in a group like sci.anthropology, though--it only happens in places where people are so clueless that they can confuse themselves, like alt.sex. *Reference: Star Trek: The Next Generation "Genesis", where Barclay turns into a spider because he's devolving. They have a science consultant for the show so everything on it must be real. Also, I too believe that humans evolved from spiders. <-- TROLL -- K.
From: email@example.com (James "Kibo" Parry) Subject: Re: An Anthropological Taxonomy of Usenet Posters? Newsgroups: sci.anthropology, alt.culture.usenet, alt.religion.kibology Organization: HappyNet Headquarters Date: Mon, 11 Apr 1994 07:40:00 GMT In sci.anthropology, Rose Marie Holt (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > > In article <Co1697.7Ho@world.std.com>, > >Jon Tara <email@example.com> wrote: > >> > >> Wrong. Kibo is the MOST representative Usenet user! If nothing else, he has > >> got to be the most widely-read (Use-wise) among us. He goes whereever his grep > >> takes him! > > Being widely read does NOT make one representative. > > OOPs, I feel the hook sinking into my flesh! AUGH IHBT! Distinguished researchers, What we have here is the first known instance of a SELF-META-TROLL. This is where the troller and the trollee are the same person, and darn well know it, too. R M Holt pretended to fall for her own trap solely to provoke someone into posting an explanation of this completely nonexistent practice called "self-meta-trolling", and will probably succeed in reeling in some totally clueless newbie who will make a followup all about self-meta-trolling, even though there's never actually been a self-meta-troll. -- firstname.lastname@example.org (James "Kibo" Parry) === Users at this site are charged high mail fees. === Please don't send binaries without prior permission of the account holder. (This is the default system sig. If you see this, assume a Usenet newbie)
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