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Comments on Sunday 21 July 2002:
I expected it to happen, but I was still surprised when it did - blatant sarcasm horribly misunderstood by someone who isn't American. I don't think I could have made it any more obvious without including <SARCASM> tags. I applaud Tyrethali's masterpiece of leading the fellow on. [11:09]

Tom
Are you sure he wasn't American? I'm sure that only American Generals are called Havok. It may be a consitutional right. If he's not American, I expect GI Joe will be on his trail.

(To digress, must recommend the song "gi joe" from http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/26/goh.html
Kind of They Might Be Giants ish, worth a
listen if you're into that sort of thing. They have a song called "she put the ex into x-mas", and it's not even a bad song).

I must be strong and almost avoid the obvious joke that Americans are always swift around irony. They build bridges out of the stuff remarkably quickly, and so on. You can fill in the blanks.

Tom
"satellite" is also a good song.

Khandi
Tom: "I'm sure that only American Generals are called Havok."

Please give me some warning before you say things like this, I had to wipe chunks of apple off my monitor.

Dan H
The poor chap...I suppose you have to admire his blindly stubborn insistence that he was, in fact, right all along.

RavenBlack
Not really. But I did feel sorry for him, and tried to give him more clues. I almost emailed and explained in detail, but the temptation to get more free amusement was just too much.

Tom
Khandi: This is a warning. I will now say something apple chunkingly funny. This warning will of course render anything below it rather dull. Such is life.

I think he probably became offended when refered to as 'MR' Havok and went off to shout at latrines. He's a 'GENEREAL' damn it. H'Is there h'anything h'on his h'uniform that h'allows you to h'address him h'as 'MR'?

I suspect this is only funny if you are me. Most of my jokes are personal to such an extent that nobody else even believes that they are jokes. This is because they are narrow minded fools who will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

Tom
The jokes that is. Narrow minded fools the lot of them.

In no way was I suggesting, abetting, or planning terrorist attacks or revolutionary coups against or involving citizens of the USA. Not even for the purposes of humour, satire, sarcasm, or irony. Also, I have never been involved in assassination attempts on any members of the United States government. There are no black helicopters circling my house as I write this, nor heavily armed soldiers kicking in my door. Thank you. That is all.
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