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Hi, pull up a goat & make yourself at home. SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 10:20, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Izzat you? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 10:39, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Hi Susan - no, that's another porp. Fretfulporpentine 10:41, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
Are you then a prickly character or have you lately met your father's ghost? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 11:37, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
Welcome Fretful. Have you just been blocked at CP or have we met you before in some guise? In the mean time you can help us out with the goat pumping. Genghis Khant 12:36, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Susan, like all of my Shakesperean references this one doesn't come direct from the bard but via Bertie Wooster... Thanks, Genghis. I've just been blocked (as Pachyderm) but had several earlier incarnations (John11;35 or whatever it was among them). I'd given up on spoofing while Fox was on the prowl, and tried to get sysopped by dilligently adding 'mundane' articles. When that didn't work I sought fun by riling Schlafly on errors in his lectures. I was writing an academic dissertation at the time and hoped to get banned so that I could break my CP addiction and concentrate, so I began to accuse him of genocide denial, support of terrorism, eating babies etc etc in increasingly intemperate terms... no joy. It was eventually referring to TK as an organ-grinder's monkey that got me the hammer. Once my IP number clears I might go back to spoofing. Fretfulporpentine 08:54, 2 November 2007 (EDT)

Uh, hope you don't mind my "improvements" to your userpage. Red links are an eyesore. -- Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:06, 3 May 2008 (EDT)

## Sysopship—

In light of your fretting and prickliness, you have been demoted. Your quills can now block people, as well as prick them! : ) Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:21, 2 November 2008 (EST)

Here's your floor buffer, toilet cleaner, and instruction manual. Enjoy! Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:21, 2 November 2008 (EST)

## Airstip One

Having popped open my copy of 1984, I can see that you are indeed right. Thanks for the correction. -RedbackG'day 07:35, 29 December 2008 (EST)

Thanks and apologies - I just realised I should have raised this on the talk page so reverted! Fretfulporpentine 07:38, 29 December 2008 (EST)
No worries, I appreciate you bringing it to my attention either way. Here's your have a half-eaten, stale cookie for helping, enjoy! -RedbackG'day 07:42, 29 December 2008 (EST)

## Bugler

Is it really you? weaseLOId~ 10:38, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Yes - hence the Shakespeare on 'my' talk page. Fretfulporpentine 10:41, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Congratulations, that was the best thing to happen to CP ever. Too sad it had to end that way, though. Etc 11:30, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Thanks, Etc. I'd like to have taken it further, though I'm not too upset to have pulled the plug.
What was your gameplan if you'd got the adminship? weaseLOId~ 12:02, 1 January 2009 (EST)
No real plans, Weaseloid. I was very conscious of all the coment on RW - indeed, that was a major spur to carrying on - but there was no Big Plan other than to push it as far as possible (until today, when I thought, 'New Year - academic work - ah, soddit'). It was really a drip-drip approach of undermining truthiness, rather than planning a master-stroke of vandalism. I did use to lie awake trying to think of ruses, though - that was where the 'Ban Atheists' debate came from. Had I got through this I was thinking of something along the lines of a Conservapedia Purification Campaign. Fretfulporpentine 18:10, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Sad thing is that Andy will come away convinced of his powers of discernment and "better than 99% accurate" ability to spot a parodist. The fact that it took you beating him over the head to do it won't even register. --Phentari 12:37, 1 January 2009 (EST)

## Epic Parodist was epic

I get the parodist thing, but was it neccassary to be such a jerk to other users? Good game all the same.DSFARGEG 13:10, 1 January 2009 (EST)

Sorry. I feel bad about HJ (which never was meant as 'hand job', just as an abbreviation); somewhat less so about Philip, as I do not really share the PJR-love common here. He would have us tied (and tidied) to stakes, regretfully of course, but carrying a lighter. Sorry also to BRichtigen, to many others, and of course to Toffers. But Bugler had to be an absolute c**t, otherwise his success wouldn't have meant as much. Fretfulporpentine 18:05, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Got any good emails or backdoor politics material? :3 NorsemanCyser Melomel 14:26, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Probably not that interesting, but I'll put them here in due course (and no folderols about confidentiality. If they're sent to me, they're mine.). Fretfulporpentine 18:05, 1 January 2009 (EST)
You did very well. You really did have to be a dick to have any effect. Mexmax, for example, scared Aschlafly, maybe gave him a gray hair, and forced him to circle the wagons, but the lingering effect was null. You, on the other hand, forced him to work against himself. Killing Tim & HJ, and mortally wounding PJR, will have a much more lingering effect than anything Mexmax & co ever did. And, to top it off, you weren't the one who pulled the trigger in any of those cases: you just enabled Andy to do it to himself.-caius (orator) 18:20, 1 January 2009 (EST)
Thanks, Caius. Fretfulporpentine 18:22, 1 January 2009 (EST)

PURE EVIL!

## If you don't mind my asking...

Was this an allusion to Laurie Anderson? Or am I reading too much into it? A Writer of Vaudevilles 23:43, 6 January 2009 (EST)

No and yes - sorry! Fretfulporpentine 07:52, 10 January 2009 (EST)

## That was close to the wind!

You must have nerves of steel!--Kriss AkabusiAAAAWOOOOGAAAR!!1 12:11, 9 January 2009 (EST)

Soprry, Kriss, the link is broken (Teacaked?), so what was it I had nerves of steel about? (Unlikely, if you but knew me) Fretfulporpentine 07:51, 10 January 2009 (EST)
Weird. It's somewhere on this site, where you left a message for HelpJazz saying something like "It seems to me that Bugler enjoys his bickering couple relationship with you, and would be sorry to see you go." Mind you, all these things can seem like clues in retrospect.--Kriss AkabusiAAAAWOOOOGAAAR!!1 11:27, 10 January 2009 (EST)
I've repaired the link above. Might have something to do with the server move. €₳$£ΘĪÐMethinks it is a Weasel 11:14, 12 January 2009 (EST) ## It Wisna me Contrary to rumours, to which I may or may not have contributed, it is now clear that I was not Bugler. Anyway congratulations on your sterling work. I enjoyed every minute of it, even if you blasted one or the other of my socks. It was clear that such bastardiness is among the most effective ways to get on at the Wackyocracy. I consider my socks to have fallen in the line of duty. You could have gone on, even convinced the Assfly of the genuinness of your name. Google informs me that Ugler is a German name [3] and there is a Brian Ugler somewhere [4]. You could have spun some tale about your great grandparents being Christian refugees from atheistic Nazi Germany. Your lack of German simply explained away because your Grand parents didn't use it with your parents and it was lost in the family. The family having long since lost touch with any relatives in Germany. You could be well on the way to sysopship by now. What would you have done then? Auld Nick 14:06, 10 January 2009 (EST) ## Vabal Vould vou vike vou voin ve vabal? Vou vould be the chief editor for Conservapedia. --"ConservapediaUndergroundResistoris an evil librul 11:16, 12 January 2009 (EST) ## Pi is for Parody Finally I can hand this thing out to a partner in crime. 14:41, 14 February 2009 (EST) I present you with Publius' "Parodist's Parodist" Excellence in Parody Prize ## A message for you here. €₳$£ΘĪÐMethinks it is a Weasel 18:10, 1 March 2009 (EST)

Interesting, if ever I get back in. Fretfulporpentine 18:16, 1 March 2009 (EST)
Can't you get yourself back in? Undo what has been done? €₳\$£ΘĪÐMethinks it is a Weasel 18:18, 1 March 2009 (EST)
I've been IP daisy-cuttered, and TK won't play ball, even though I've suggested that I'd make a useful ally. I also wrote (as Bugler) an email of contrition to Andy, but even he's not that stupid. Fretfulporpentine 18:28, 1 March 2009 (EST)
Teh Weasel is quite right about this. I just checked. --YossieSpring in Fialta 12:26, 12 March 2009 (EDT)
Well, that went well. :D Excellent rampage! --YossieSpring in Fialta 15:57, 13 March 2009 (EDT)

## Who/what the hell is TK?

Tell me straight, is he a parodist? I'm not sure, but he doesn't seem too serious, judging by the evidence presented by PJR.

(The reason I'm asking YOU is that (a) you've likely had more experience with him via email and (b) you are likely a better judge of parody (being the best at it) than most people here.) --Star trooper man 05:32, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

He's a real person, as the LA Times article demonstrated, but it is evident that he is trying to destroy CP. Word cubic Hoover! 04:40, 30 March 2009 (EDT)
Well yes, but is he a simple parodist, or something else?

Do you suppose Schlafly reads this site, and if so, do you suppose he genuinely considers if some of the criticisms/musings made about some of his editors are actually correct? --Star trooper man 05:32, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

He's more than just a parodist; he seems to enjoy destroying communities: before he came to CP he devastated a site called hotornot by playing the admins against each other, and he came here to try and do the same thing. See here for a more comprehensive history. Word cubic Hoover! 05:42, 30 March 2009 (EDT)
(EC)What a strange place for this conversation. Schlafly reads it a bit, but so do the other sysop (TK and JessicaT by far the most) so he probably relies on them to read it for him. I doubt they act on everything we say, because before you know it he will be blocking good contributors for nothing. We also pointed out our friend Fretfulporpentine (Bugler) was a parodist about 500 times and Fox was the only one to ever block him for it until he came out proper.
Nobody knows what TK's angle is, he tells us he wants to take down CP whilst whispering sweet nothings into Andy's ear about doing everything he does to get rid of the vandals. Basically I think TK is in it for his own pleasure, he likes to have power and he enjoys abusing it. He has done this sort of thing before at HotOrNot. He is not taking down CP as a big favour to us, he is doing it for an ego trip, whether it is his intention to destroy it or not. Once he has got all the contributors down to a trickle he will move on, not because he is satisfied with what he has done but because he has no one left to bully. - User ${\displaystyle \scriptstyle 2\int _{-1}^{1}{\sqrt {1-x^{2}}}dx}$ 05:44, 30 March 2009 (EDT)

## Huge Fan

Hey, just wanted you to know that I'm a huge fan of your work (any chance the "banning atheist" thing was archived?). Also, I'm starting a challenge over in the Saloon for anyone interested, and I think it might fit well into your skill set, if you're up for it.--Mustex 06:10, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

## Always nice

Always nice to see a man of your calibre back around again. AceMcWicked 10:22, 25 October 2009 (UTC)