: Oi! It's been a year and I've been unwell, but now there is more. Scroll down to see the latest submission from trk
and the Venn diagram!
As you "astute" observers that are referred here from his site have clearly not
noticed, I had completely dropped interest in
that whole David Thorne debacle
eight months ago.
So it was to my great surprise that just today I read this comment from the article Can I Pay for this with Fake Comedy?
I would like to thank trk
for his (or her!) input on the matter. I thought that my original article
would have sealed the deal, but apparently a lot of you don't believe plainly obvious things. So here, for your own assessment, are the two pages in question:
The original picture of a shirtless man, sans writing
. (Screen shot
The modified picture (the fifth one from the top) on Mr. Thorne's own site
. (Screen shot
). Update (2009-09-10): Mr. Thorne has been so sufficiently embarrassed that he's removed the Belly Messages page, replacing it with his parody of me! I'm flattered, but spoken for, Mr. Thorne.
You can see that I've included links to screen shots of the two pages. "But Scott, why would you waste your time doing this?", I'm sure you ask yourself. It is because David Thorne will remove or change
anything on his site that demonstrates inaccuracy!
If you have any other insight, clues, or would like to share how you came accross this little jewel of a half-nude man, please email me at the address on the left side of the screen! Perhaps I'll throw in a Quality Mintred T-Shirt
to sweeten the deal!
And to all of you wonderful David Thorne fans with an IQ low enough not to understand my articles, but high enough to use a computer: Suck it.
For all your talk of my being pompous, an asshole, retarded, racist, and so-forth, I am still right and David Thorne is Faking You Out.&tm;
trk has responded in the comments section below, thusly:
It appears he is correct! The root of the site
Unless perhaps a deceased gentleman is writing messages on his stomach and emailing them from the grave. If this is the case, we should set John Edward upon it!
trk proves him/herself to be a most masterful internet detective, yet again:
Here is a screenshot of the 27b/6 image
. You'll have to go look at the source material yourself. It is awash in a sea of penises, and I do not want my fine website to be censored for such things.
I am terribly sorry for not sooner noticing your comment. I have been away on sabbatical for a few months, and have only just re-joined the real world.
You seem to have quite the intimate knowledge of David Thorne's source material, and also of gay porn! This intrigues me. Please do email me at your earliest convenience and I will send you an upstanding Mintred T-Shirt
In other news, it seems that Mr. Thorne doesn't take time zones into account when writing emails to himself in the guise of another person. For example, in this one here
), he claims to correspond with an inbred hick from West Virginia (that is to say your average West Virginian).
David has definitely nailed the style and class of someone from West Virginia (bravo on being able to imitate that particular demographic), however Adelaide is 13 hours and 30 minutes ahead of WV. It is probable that Mr. Thorne would use his local time in his emails, and so he demonstrates that this hick is awake and writing emails at such times as 5:21am
, and 1:32am
. It's good that he works the night shift so that he can correspond with Mr. Thorne during reasonable hours in Adelaide! Otherwise this conversation may have taken an extra day or two to complete (hint, hint, David).
Also, I don't know of any email client that will repeatedly add "Re:
" to the subject when replying to a reply. That happened a lot in 1996, but not today Mr. Thorne, not today. You may want to go and remove those at my suggestion as well.
I can now fully illustrate in a Venn diagram the things that I have proven to date:
I'm considering a redesign of Mintred.com
. Does anyone know of a good stock photo supplier that I can use to find a logo? I was going back-and-forth between these two, but I don't know if they will rip me off or not. Can anyone help?
Oh, and this spurred my interest a bit:
Not because I wanted to purchase it, of course. But it made me think, "Wouldn't litigation be more of a concern with a book, rather than a website, as then the publisher would share some liability in a legal proceeding? I mean, who wouldn't want to get their hands on the pocketbook of a big-time publisher like Conde Nast or Random House, rather than a website with just enough revenue to run a server?"
It was then that I hovered over the link and saw this: Cafepress.
And the world made sense to me again! Except, of course, the part about the litigation. Perhaps the stories that did not make it to the web site are all about Ally McBeal
? Or Law & Order: CSI
If anyone has purchased the book and actually read it (or had their literate friends read it to them), please do let me know about that mysterious missing content! It almost has me scintillated enough to buy one myself, OMG LOLCATS5000!