Re: RARA-AVIS: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Mad Dogs

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 09 May 2008

--- In, "kevinburtonsmith" <kvnsmith@...> wrote:

> I was just hoping someone else (like a moderator, maybe) would have stepped up a lot
> sooner to clarify who exactly is (or is not) "allowed" to have an opinion on the Mad Dog.
> Or anything else on this list.
> Mad Dog, by the way, is Ellroy's self-bestowed nickname. Not Patrick's.

Everybody's allowed his, her, its or their opinions. But you know this, you've been here as long as I have... The reminders, first by Todd and then by me, were about bringing the tone down, not about the fact that people disagree. The day that Rara-Avis starts having gushing agreement on everything is the day it dies. But it won't happen as long as we continue to have such sagacious, perspicacious, learned and insightful members on board. And yes, the Mad Dog is a self-imposed nickname, Ellroy calls himself that and seems proud of it. A good companion for Howlin' Wolf.



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