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Emulating Dave Sims
Sun Oct 8, 2017 14:35

I noticed over the many years that certain people TRY to emulate the yesteryear poster, Dave Sims, with his exactitude of the English language and his pithiness in writing.

He sometimes used slang from the 1930s.

Try is the operative word. Dave wrote his masters thesis on F. Scott Fitzgerald.

If you look over some of his posts (the waybackmachine has some of them), and if you got honest, you would see what I mean.

You give yourself away when you try to write pithy and cutesy, and then in the next sentence you show you have crappy command of the English language.

I guess these kind of perceptions would be lost on people who would rather rip into the Lindberghs with their psychobabble than pay attention to the record.

And a lot of posters sound like parrots or some slight deviation of what another poster wrote many years ago.

One of the quotes I love by Charles Lindbergh is:

"Accuracy means something to me."

He essentially said that accuracy was essential to his sense of purpose, that if pilots were not accurate, planes crash.

Accuracy has to mean something in this case.

The baby disappeared only ONE way; everything else is bs.

Everyday people put their 100% trust in professionals or they wouldn't do much of what they do.

Humans put 100% of their trust in their pilot when they board planes every day!

Or else they'd turn around and not fly.

How much of your trust do you put in YOUR pilot when you board the plane?

And if you had a chance to meet Charles Lindbergh, would you tell him the things you wrote in your posts about him?

I think Reilly used the Bible quote: "Judge not, lest ye be judged."

    • lindy and accuracybob mills for sue and forum, Mon Oct 9 13:30
      As the author "The Lindbergh Syndrome: Heroes and Celebrities in a New Gilded Age," I'd love to weigh in here...even though I'm unfamiliar with Dave Sims. Lindy is a mass of contradictions, maybe the ... more
      • Re: lindy and accuracySue for Bob, Mon Oct 9 14:46
        Typing is difficult now, but I will give it a try. Lindbergh might have been a mass of contradictions because that's how the media chose to portray him. He used slang from the 30s like "heck" which... more
        • lindy and the mediabob mills for sue , Tue Oct 10 10:28
          You're entirely right that Lindy didn't know how to handle the media, Sue. But I'd suggest that if he had taken off from Pittsburgh or Baltimore instead of Long Island in May 1927, his life would... more
          • Re: lindy and the mediaSue for Bob, Wed Oct 11 21:53
            Did you bring up this idea that the New York media might have been responsible for the baby's death in your book, The Lindbergh Syndrome? You may be on to something when you say the baby may have... more
            • lindy and the mediabob mills for sue, Thu Oct 12 13:09
              I do think New York is at once resented and envied, Sue. I believe people consider it as a municipal standard bearer because New York considers itself a standard media, finance, theater,... more
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