Tribute to Barry Popik for his research on food terminology (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jan 30 22:27:07 UTC 2008

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> In a message dated 1/30/2008 10:47:22 A.M. Eastern Standard
> Time, Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL writes:
> Four and  a half hours later, Barry Popik made a post to
> Zimmer, Lighter, Shapiro,  myself and several others in which
> he referred to these three as  "despicable," and "complete
> assholes" and he said the ADS treats him like  "a piece of
> shit".  His biggest beef was that rather than sending the
> info on an antedating to the ADS, the post should have been
> sent directly  to him.  Apparently anyone who posts to the
> ADS-L should realize that  "Big Apple" belongs to Barry, and
> he is the central clearing house for any  research done on
> it.  It was a paranoid rant -- Barry seemed to  believe that
> the three named above were actively withholding information
> from him, because he doesn't "check ADS-L anymore".
> Information  circulated for four and a half hours; this is a
> conspiracy against  Barry.
> ...
> Bill, people are peeing on my leg and telling me it's raining.
> ...
> I specifically asked for "Big Apple" information on the
> ProQuest black newspaper databases that I did not have access
> ...

Yes, but you didn't ask _nicely_.
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