Maybe your input on those subjects would be well received on forums dedicated to them. This is a magic forum. So magic is what we are interested in discussing here. (Mainly!)Originally posted by Vernon's son:
In light of all the interesting input on philosophy, I wonder how many of you bright guys would like to talk about John. W. Campbell Jr. Let's hear about the first sights about Dianetics, psionics. and even the Richard Shaver mysteries.
Too far from magic? Thst was the point about my post about how you guys were into so many interesting things. I understand if you all really all want to talk just about magic. I can talk about magic for years, but let's face it - there are many more interesting things than magic and the best and brightest of you know that to be true.
I'd be interested to know how you came to be so interested in old radios. ;)Originally posted by Vernon's son:
Too bad you have no interest in the zillion things of interest beyond magic. There is a whole universe of stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with a pack of 52 stupid cards.
I've enjoyed reading everything you've written so far, but this is a pretty insulting thing to say to a large group of people you don't even know. I can only hope it illustrates a misunderstanding of the purposes of an online forum like this.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
I cannot believe that many of you are so narrow minded that you refuse to talk about anything except magic. I thought you were better than that.
I have been a regular reader of the Genii forum for quite some time and was very excited to discover your contributions. I even started reading more often to see what you had to say.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
I cannot believe that many of you are so narrow minded that you refuse to talk about anything except magic. I thought you were better than that. The people I respected among the magic community had broader interests. That's what made them interesting. Some of you guys seem brain dead.
I don't think you've offended many, if any. You've just made poeple unsure about who you are. You post 5 lines at a time, not really telling any detailed stories. You seem to be a little agressive. You change how you refer to your Father all the time. Vernon, the Professor, Dai, etc. And then you post confessing to being pickled when you post.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
Apparently I have offended a good many of you. It doesen't really matter because I AM OLD AND EXPECT TO BE DEAD SOON. I came here to share the memories of twenty or thirty years of New York magic. Some of you seem interested, others would rather fight. Which camp are you in?
I'd say 5 hours of drinking is a bit excessive. Good to hear you've sobered. In addition to the Magical Arts, I like collecting stamps.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
Well, I seem to have succeeded in making most of you angry. My remarks were rude and I spoke out of turn. My only excuse is that I should stay off the internet when I am drinking. From here on out, I will try harder to stay on topic and on the wagon. My own brother won't even talk to me when I am on the sauce.
As you have said and as I am aware. I was trying to explain how he had agitiated people and explaining what I thought were the reasons.Originally posted by mrgoat:
Originally posted by mrgoat:
[qb]Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
[qb] I will repeat this for mr goat's benefit: "Vernon's son" is Derek Verner, son of Dai Vernon. Period.