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Re: Photogravure was: Re: SPE and alt update

Ah...  I do apologize to Mr. King and everyone that I was offended by his funny comments and overreacted with an insulting generalization about someone else's sacraments to their art.

Perhaps I don't understand humor, art, English, or the audience of this list as well as he does.

I will try to be more compassionate in the future.


Keith Gerling wrote:
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I think I have a pretty good sense of humor and can usually recognize
satire but your jest wasn't all that apparent.. Maybe because I print
big and was a contributor to this thread on how to print big maybe I
am overly-sensitive. Given the respect you enjoy on this list and your
past scolding of others that have strayed into dangerous territory -
well I could understand how people MIGHT JUST be inclined to take you
seriously.  After all, you are not the "Dark" King.  Perhaps your use
of the word "vomit" was intended to trigger a smile?

On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 8:06 PM, Sandy King <sanking@clemson.edu> wrote:
Yes, humor is in the eye of the beholder. That is why I always avoid
reacting to comments by others unless I clearly understand them.

 Jon's rejoinder to my comments, which were in jest,  were insulting. If Jon
did not understand the real meaning of the comment, better to keep his mouth
shut, IMO. Perhaps his native language is not English, but that is no excuse
for nasty insults.

 Sandy King

 At 6:41 PM -0700 4/3/08, Richard Knoppow wrote:

At 06:17 PM 4/3/2008, you wrote:

Hi Mr. Jon,

I see  your sense of humor is about 2 on a scale  of 0-100.

Thanks for your comments.

Sandy King

    Unfortunately humor, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Especially in print humor or wit is often lost even when people know each
other well. Not only in print-- I've learned to be very careful of wit
because it can so easily be misinterpreted or even be hurtful. For myself I
would much rather be thought a bit dull than get those strange looks from
those who don't understand or have been inadvertently hurt.

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA



Jon Lybrook
Tera Bear Consulting