I for one, am not sad to see Tak go. I am very liberal and libertarian about everything, but I resent self- absorbed posters who come onto a board with a big chips on their shoulders and when anyone disagrees with their opinions or makes light of them, they get a huge grump going and start accusing people of being racist, homophobes, misogynists and sexist (See Tak's replies to some of the more heated posts and you decide for yourself if there is any evidence of that). I met a lot of angry young people at university like Tak and they turned out to be only marginally intelligent ideologues who latched onto an idea so they wouldn't have to think for themselves, and so they trot out the old formulas, sexist this, Marxist that, over and over. In their pathetic desire to belong and believe, they miss what most of us go to school for: To learn how to learn. They wind up being angry old farts, taking (or so they say) laptops to parties, getting hammered and then postings nasties on the Moped Army board at 3 a.m. to get some attention.
Q. Is Get a Life a noun or a verb?
Your 53-year old buddy, David