25.7.05

My little brother, in the press

Besides the shoe baton, I also woke up to an SMS from Ondine, telling me that my brother's got a letter published in the Nation-Builder Press today. This was followed throughout the day by five more SMSes from assorted colleagues, ex-colleagues and one student to ask if I was related to the letter-writer.

I guess it's not that hard to figure out when our last name is one-of-a-kind and our full names are almost identical except for two alphabets. One person even asked if it was in fact my letter with a typo in the name. I wish I could take credit for it, but no, no, my little brother did it all on his own, and did a very fine job of it, I might add. At first I thought that the tone was too measured, too precisely what a "typical" forum letter would sound like. But now I think that's how it works its magic: adopt the tone of the Nation-Builder Press, play its game and shoot it down point by point.

Bravo!

(Although I guess this means that my offline alter ego is in danger of being busted.)

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At 7/25/2005 4:16 am , Blogger NARDAC said...

I think it's safe to say that it's perfectly easy now to out you.

Aside: Still, knowing one's name in the real world doesn't change the way we know you online. A bit like knowing that Adam Brody is Seth Cohen.

 
At 7/25/2005 9:42 am , Blogger Postmaster-General said...

Names so close... Thought it was you. Heh..

 
At 7/25/2005 10:43 am , Blogger Tym said...

Nardac --- So is my online persona Adam or Seth?

Postmaster-General --- Well, I just had a colleague ask me if it was my sister that wrote the letter...

 
At 7/25/2005 4:50 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably most like Kirsten Cohen! Not dorky enough to be Seth, never skateboarded... not Adam...

 
At 7/25/2005 4:51 pm , Blogger NARDAC said...

oops... that was me.

 

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