Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Once more into the breech...

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 30 Aug 2000

Ned Fleming wrote:

> Jess Nevins wrote:
> > Ned Fleming wrote:
> >
> > > Bitch? Hissy? Real he-man words, I daresay. Kinsey Milhone a part of
> > > the tradition of "hard-boiled"? Rubbish. I suggest rara-avis go on
> > > hiatus starting tomorrow or the day after.
> >
> > Would you care to expand your argument further? I mean, beyond
> > a curt dismissal of the opposition? I for one would like to read a long
> > and involved explanation of just why she's -not- hard-boiled.
> Proving a negative is, I'm told, impossible. However, being the

Well, no. In this case, all you need to do is provide your definition of hard-boiled and then tell us why she fails to meet it.

> magnanimous creature I am, as soon as Kevin proves his point, which
> is that Milhone is hard-boiled, or something like it, I will prove
> mine.

I didn't ask Kevin, I asked you. And in any case, you disagreed not only with Kevin's labelling of KM as "hard-boiled," but also with her belonging in the "tradition of 'hard-boiled.'" Are you willing to back up that assessment with a reasoned argument?

> I affirm that Milhone is a bitch. To start you off in the right
> direction.

I prefer to see opinions backed up with logic and evidence, thanks.


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