- Mar 14, 2005
After reading this, maybe we should ban Whitey???? Hahaha just joking.I talked to mr3c about SJD, and asked him if he had a grudge from the past with SJD, he said; "no". Well did you ever meet SJD; he said; "no".
I go, you mean to tell me it was finger war, "yah, finger key board war", laughingly, we both laughed.
I remember when I was a rookie member, and I posted something, and I believe it was 'beatle', ( correct me if I am wrong), but he just outright attack me with some off the wall out of line bs. So I fired back, then he attacked me harder, I fired back again, and then he really laid his bs attack on me. I go damn this guy is good, he thrives on this s--t, so I backed off, for I knew it would just escalate even more, and could I hang and even want to go there; "No". I look back on it, and do not even remember what it was about. I think he was just testing the rookie out.
I had a bad day with a customer one day on the phone, and he really got under my skin, I went out drinking to calm it down, came back that night and posted a response to Island dr., for he had challenged me. I was not nice, and really poured it on to an insane level. We worked it out. Another time I would not let up on Patrick Johnston about squirt on inside reverse shots. Bot instances I regret that it happened.
Larry on few occasions said I should go back quite a few years and check out the wwyd's, for you had all these high power op players going at it, and not mincing words, very detailed depictions of shot selections, and really educational. Whitey
Yes, Bill has a go-off mode that is uncomfortable at times (to say the least) and sometimes hurtful as he digs in to defend his position, but I too am in favor of reinstating him to full member status.
I have known Bill since the 70s and knew his dad before I met Bill. Yes, he can be abrasive at times but it's because he's passionate about what he knows and believes. Bill and I have always gotten along fine, maybe because I choose not to get involved or engage with any of the questionable posts. It has worked well for our relationship over the years...life is too short to lose a friend over writing styles. The pool/billiard community is small enough and family fights from time to time, right?
He is really no different than another good friend of mine, John Barton. He too will defend himself, his family, his friends and his business if he feels attacked, very vigorously I might add. And regarding the SJD feud, if I remember correctly it started when Dick and Freddy the Beard were feuding, Bill simply came to Freddy's defense.
I am sorry what happened between Bill and Mark and I would hope they would kiss and makeup.
So...bring back mr3cushion, he adds content and a little flavor to the group. We should not all be the same.
Sorry for the long post.