Re: Excellent idea for a book
- From: Pat Gardiner <pat.gardiner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:01:34 +0100
On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:38:01 +0800, Paul Rooney
On 28-Apr-12 4:57 PM, Pat Gardiner wrote:
On Sat, 28 Apr 2012 16:09:10 +0800, Paul RooneyOho! I had no idea he'd shown his "expert" knowledge to the masses.
"Grebes I have read about but not actually seen, based entirely (but
without acknowledgement) on the first-hand knowledge of someone who
really has observed them..." by Malcolm d'Experto Gilvie.
What a spiffing idea! Someone should try it!
Oh, wait - they already have.
Hey Mal - you could also do titles on business, or agriculture, or F&M
disease, or science (any science)! You're just as well qualified to
write those as you are to write on grebes!
Better advice would be: go down to the shore and marvel, and ponder on
all those things you know nothing about, and show a little humility.
That's very unkind. Going down to the shore is not exactly a happy
memory. He is still recovering from his BBC TV piece on maritime
It was the boats going left and right that did it.
He defended himself by telling us the producer apparently told him to
dumb it down for the expected audience. He could not go further than
the gate for a fortnight.
There were widespread reports of retired seaman throwing TVs out of
windows with unseemly oaths not heard on land for many years
Anyway you should be more respectful of a TV star.
Avast! Turn left! Apply the brakes! Splice the mainbrace!
He should stick to cutting and pasting. Mind you, he came badly unstuck
there in demon.local. When you cut and paste and post to usenet, the
coding sometimes doesn't get sent as wished. He crawled and squirmed
into a forced apology then too - but only after he was found out. He
hasn't even mastered the skill of proof-reading his forgeries yet.
He recently told us that he was not responsible for his wikipedia
and there are two errors in the entry, but he does not seem to want to
tell us what they are or what he is doing to get them corrected. The
page was last modified on 10 August 2011 at 09:49.
Wikipedia reference his own website http://www.indaal.demon.co.uk/
which was last modified "Spring 2011" and which invites "Comments,
requests and questions."
He does not seem to honour that statement, bragging bout how little we
know about him and replying to any questions with abuse.
His own website would seem to be the source for Wikipedia.
Oddly his website which he maintains claims this about his personal
"This is modified from my entry in the book 'Who's Who in Ornithology'
edited by John E. Pemberton and published in 1997 by the Buckingham
It may be me but anyone who needs to look up a reference book to fill
up personal details in order to publish them on his own website, has a
very bad memory about their past achievements or wants to distance
themselves from responsibility. The fact that he admits two errors on
Wikipedia is fascinating. Are those errors also on his own site?
Let's be frank, we all have got to know and appreciate Malcolm's taste
for exactitude in trival matters, it's obviously the big ones that do
not get his attention.
I suppose it would be possible to compare the three sources and find
the discrepancies, but it is a lot of work and it is better to ask
politely publicly for an explanation.
Release and independently audit the results of testing British pigs
for MRSA, C.Diff and Hepatitis E now!
www.go-self-sufficient.com and http://animal-epidemics.blogspot.com/
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