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Haird 03-15-2002 09:31 AM

Re: Bitterness Ebbing
 
Write well, write well!

intruderman 03-15-2002 09:47 AM

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"Speaking of hate mail, you people really shouldn't've called my former employer a "fat fascist tub of lard,"



Yeah, the lynch mob was out in full force, weren't they? Personally, from my limited contact with M.B. I thought he was a decent chap.



"Can't we all just get along". --Rodney King.

bluedot 03-15-2002 10:10 AM

Re: Bitterness Ebbing
 
hmmmm 954 vs R1 vs GSX-R1000 ...



Did you decide not to torture Kawi again this year ? (obviously for the better)



998 not available ?



Bummer Kawi chose to take the ZX9 in another direction. Have the rumors of them trying for a competitive racer-rep open classer pretty much dried up ?

JM_1 03-15-2002 10:17 AM

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As an older (56) motorcyclist, former moto-xer,1969-1974(yeah I was in the crowd that got whipped by the Euros at Pepperell Mass.in 1969) , road racer 1997-2001(CCS FL) and a person recently... ahhh.... "released' from my long time job, I feel for Burns and what he's all about at this point in life. As as I have found, all major changes in my life have led to better things. So onward and upward Burns, keep up the good work. Your joining MO is what finally pushed me over the edge to contribute and catch up with all the M/C news online.

PS Hate to admit it but I read any/all print material as well as internet m/c however, I read internet (MO)first.

JM_1

rvfrules 03-15-2002 12:35 PM

Re: John Burns: Bitterness Ebbing
 
Just read Glydon's latest column (To ride. Or not??) Insightful, interesting, amusing. Hire the guy!

stormcloud 03-15-2002 12:42 PM

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John Burns, you are a self-centred, egotistical, biased, corporate squid lackey with no loyalty who couldnt write a clear and interesting sentence if the fate of the world rested on your performance.



There you go JB, feel even better? I dont want to worry.



As I've said before, nice to have you aboard. I look forward to more prose from yourgoodself.



Cheers.

stormcloud 03-15-2002 12:43 PM

Re: John Burns: Bitterness Ebbing
 
John Burns, you are a self-centred, egotistical, biased, corporate squid lackey with no loyalty who couldnt write a clear and interesting sentence if the fate of the world rested on your performance.



There you go JB, feel even better? I dont want you to worry.



As I've said before, nice to have you aboard. I look forward to more prose from yourgoodself.



Cheers.

JMC_1 03-15-2002 01:29 PM

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John....You Suck! The only moto-journalist,and I use that term very loosely,that sucks as much as you is Timbo Carrithers.... no wait, I like him. Clemente Salvidore sucks... no wait he sometimes has an interesting thought, he doesn't suck. Maybe I'm thinking of Pete Egan,no wait..he really doesn't suck at all. I guess there aren't any moto-journalist that draws as much of a vacuum as you. Maybe MO can get Timbo to replace you..after all you suck.



P.S. Did I mention you really,really suck and I HATE YOU!!!! How's that . Feel bitter... I mean better.

pittsguy 03-15-2002 02:47 PM

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John,

I enjoyed your writing at Motorcyclist, and now at Motorcycle Online; yes, I paid the 12 bucks to subscribe. I think that your writing basically communicates how we all pretty much feel about riding motorcycles. My personal feeling are: scared to death of close encounters of a Buick kind, yet enjoy the hell out of riding my Daytona. I think motorcycling represents to me my own little fountain of youth; well, at least my wife agrees that I act like a 12 year old...Welcome aboard and keep up the columns.

Bryan8252 03-15-2002 03:26 PM

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Burns--Your "prose" as you refer to it, would be much more relevant if you would quit with the previous employer venom. Who wants to read that self serving stuff? Bitterness and grudges are for small minds; how about getting a grip and moving gracefully forward with the job(s) you now have? Just get over it. ENOUGH.



The other comment I would like to make is your penchant for insertions of wisecracks into employee's comments and pieces. As a reader, I find that very obnoxious, and you may be absolutely certain that your emploee's whom were the recipients of your "smart ass" comments feel exactly the same way. Regardless of what you may or may not think, no human likes to be made fun of-- ever. You are 40 something; the kids you are working with are 20 something I believe; you seem to be trying to be the "cool newcomer know it all." It is very nausiating in my view. It brings to mind the 40 something man who gets divorced and heads directly for the Corvette and gold jewelry stores.



One person's view.

Bryan


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