[Ads-l] nontroversy; to resolve

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 10 21:00:57 UTC 2016

Here's Usenet antedatings of plural "nontroversies" from 1995 and
singular "nontroversy" from 1997.

1995 February 11, Stang, Rev. Ivan, “FIST:Rev-X Outs:Silent Radio”, in
alt.slack, Usenet[1], message-ID
<i.stang-1002952302170001 at net40.metronet.com>:

It is a terrible shame that the media only helps to covers this up "as
a national security measure," while they serve us a diet of needless
sporting events and contrived international political situations,
>nontroversies< designed to distract even the most brilliant humans
into complete and total docility.

1997 June 29, Lynch, David F, “Yellow Shark controversy”, in
alt.fan.frank-zappa, Usenet[2], message-ID
<867610590.22815 at dejanews.com>:

You gotta be fuckin' kidding me. I never had a doubt in my mind that
the audience was applauding for the song and not the political
statement (it _was_ at the _end_ of the song, recall). Seems like a
complete nontroversy to me. Furthermore, the remark is decidedly _not_

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.slack/sF-z8mNo-7Y/xQ0gi6C0sq4J
[2] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.fan.frank-zappa/pWiiqYK7VOM/kCHBOX79zGgJ


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