length of posts (was Re: dialect of Elena Kagan)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 16 19:48:48 UTC 2010

Oh, Murphy's Law! (That's meant as an interjection.) I do apologize to the
list. Avoiding Scylla, I fell victim to Charybdis; and by changing the
subject line, I also dethreaded.


On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 3:04 AM, <ronbutters at aol.com> wrote:

> Even if he WAS trying to be funny, he was still doing it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Alexander <strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM>
> Date:         Fri, 14 May 2010 09:16:49
> Subject:      Re: [ADS-L] length of posts (was Re: dialect of Elena Kagan)
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 3:37 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Seconded.
> Mark, unless you're trying to be abstrusely funny (if there can be
> such a thing), you are doing exactly what Victor pleaded posters not
> to do.  I had to spend several minutes digging out the original post
> to see what the heck you are seconding.  There is nothing in what you
> quoted that gives any clue about it.
> Randy
> > On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 4:09 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Tom, Ron and anyone else who does this with regularity. I have a small
> > > request of you concerning ADS-L posts. If I am crossing any
> > > boundaries, I am sure list managers will remedy the situation.

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