Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> I lost track of Gary up until last year when I ran into a mutual
> colleague at a convention and we started telling war stories and
> Gary's name came up. As it turns out, his parents left him a small
> fortune in real estate consisting of several run down tenements in NYC
> as well as Camden N.J. which he rents out to social services recipients
> for whatever the going rate is. He has them managed by property
> agents, does only the minimum repairs on them and sits back and
> watches the money roll in. From what I have been told he has become
> very wealthy because of his real estate business. He was married at
> one time and had 4 children which based on his approximate age are all
> grown up by now.
This all sounds quite possible to me, and all too real. He fits the profile
of a Usenet troll quite well.
I.e. a fat bored old man with too much time on his hands, and free money
from the work of someone else. A bit like Snit Glasser.
At least flatfish has an excuse, so what's the excuse of
dfs,hadrongo,ezekookl,clogface,fuddinbusch and tim smith for plaguing
If we wish to reduce our ignorance, there are people we will
indeed listen to. Trolls are not among those people, as trolls, more or
less by definition, *promote* ignorance.
Kelsey Bjarnason, C.O.L.A. 2008