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BeverlyBuzzby

You People Are About as Appetizing as Werner Klemperer's Bald Pate...

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Dear Pompous A$$e$:

 

I'm sorry that I tried to participate in your little group. I love old movies, was looking for like minded people, apparently I am barking up the wrong tree.

 

Apologies for interrupting yer group.

 

Yours Truly,

 

Beverly Buzzby R.I.P.

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Actress Kim Hamilton must have found Klemperer's noggin appetizing - she married him.

 

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>Dear Pompous A$$e$: I'm sorry that I tried to participate in your little group. I love old movies, was looking for like minded people, apparently I am barking up the wrong tree. Apologies for interrupting yer group.

 

Amazing anyone would allow an internet group to upset them enough to lash back.

BB, I'm sure you're an intelligent person with valid opinions, as are most on this forum. But you have to think of internet forums the same way you view high school or a new office environment: there are "nice" people, bullies, pot-stir-ers, all sorts. And you cannot tell when someone is kidding or just showing off because we're not face-to-face. The entire element of "personal relationships" is missing.

 

Sure, I'm often miffed by what someone may post in response to my post, but I don't take it to heart. Instead, I try to figure out how to explain my point better. And sometimes, I'm just plain wrong or worse, boring.

 

When responding to a message board or email, it's always best to wait a day or two before spouting off. You often realize how little it matters.

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*Homer:* That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!

 

(stalks out of the room in a snit)

 

*Bart Simpson:* I don't think any of us expected him to say that.

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I am sorry to say that I do not know what may have precipitated this event and I know nothing of this poster because I read little of this board but...

 

The name: "Buzzby" breaks down for me to become: "buzz" and "by." I believe it is in general held that to "buzz by" a thing is to come close to it but not interact in a significant manner with it or become a part of it.

 

I feel that it is sad that a person was made to feel unwelcome but I feel also that it was fated that this poster would be here for a short time only.

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I think that this is what some people seem to expect when they start offering their opinions around here.

 

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Hi SansFin- wish you would be on the bds more frequently. Miss your intelligent always interesting posts.

 

No comment until I find the posts this thread is about

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Mar 2, 2014 12:22 PM

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Yeah...well...what I wanna know is why Bev chose to use Klemperer's bald pate as her analogical parting shot instead of John Banner's double chin here???

 

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(...I mean it's NOT as if a guy can help it if he starts loosin' his hair and doesn't have a nice thick crop of it on the top of his head like I HAVE, ya know!!!)

 

LOL

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I like to know how did Sergeant Schultz ever passed the Nazi army physical exam. LOL!

 

Dick Van Dyke bald pate would had been a better analogy.

 

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Isn't that the same Dick Van Dyke Show episode where he dreams he grows lettuce on his head after Laura massages salad dressing into his scalp???

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I don't think I might have posted anything to cause this outrage. If I did, let me know what it was so I can determine if it was taken out of context or not.

 

Sepiatone

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I've been reading all the replies to Beverly and no one has been negative towards the poster. Puzzling, unless there is something said in one of the other forums. :|

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Well, MY money's STILL on it bein' VX's "Marion Berry" line in that "Rob Ford" thread!!!

 

(...'cause I THINK I recall Bev once mentioning in her short time here she likes ALL sorts or berries...marion, boysen, rasp, blue, cran AND huckle!)

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Wow, Beverly, what happened?

I haven't seen any nasty or excluding type posts directed towards you...but then, I have not read many of the threads here.

On the other hand, sometimes it doesn't have to be nastiness, it can be just plain indifference - being ignored - that can drive people away from here.

I'm really sorry you feel that way. It's good when new posters come here. If the "regulars" here struck you as cliquey and unwelcoming, it's really a shame.

Maybe one has to have the hide of a rhinoceros to participate here. Hopefully not.

If you're still reading these boards - would it do any good to ask you to come back ? (Little Sheba...sorry, just kidding, couldn't resist.)

 

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"Come on back, Beverly honey...I promise I'll buy your favourite cereal."

 

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"I think I'd better do the asking here...Shirley she'll listen to me."

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missw I think it's the Rob Ford thread. There's really nothing that was posted that was so terrible. A joke and that poster already addressed that in this thread, an attempt at some humor by another. Now I'm glad I've never posted on that thread.

 

BB responded to darkblue for some reason who posted nothing so that was a mistake. I think the title of this thread is worse than anything anyone else posted so I don't get it.

 

BB I hope you consider coming back to the message bd., just seems like maybe misunderstanding intent. I don't think anyone intentionally tried to hurt your feelings, so consider continuing posting on the bds

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It's completely baffling that she addressed a post to me over in the Rob Ford thread.

 

To my remembrance I've no history with the identity of BeverlyBuzzby. Why she would scroll down far enough to find my last post there (I believe from November) and choose to click on my identity rather than just clicking on the OP or someone more recent is a question to ponder. Or not.

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Hey everybody, I wouldn't get too worked up about this. The initial post on this thread addresses the "little group" as if everyone here is in a tight little click. That certainly isn't the case. There is plenty of diversity here so anyone should be able to find someone who has similar interests to rap with. And anyone can introduce a new topic to invite discussion on. If BB wants to return at some time in the future, the door is always open.

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>Hey everybody, I wouldn't get too worked up about this.

 

You're right, since it happens on a regular basis.

 

BB's OP just struck me like a spoiled little girl stomping her foot saying "meanies!" I feel badly when anyone feels unwelcome to "play" with us, but only to a certain extent. Just like the playground, there are those who want things their way/always and they need to learn how to "get along".

 

I was always the mediator between kids in school and now co-workers & family.

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I've noticed that my colleagues posting to this thread are senior contributors with thousands of posts to their credit. Over time we've seen many people like the "Beverly" come and go.

 

Anybody can post here, but everyone is ultimately judged by the value of their contributions. The mere willingness to opine, unbacked by knowledge of the subject at hand, is unlikely to sustain one around here nor assure their long term ability to participate.

 

Spouting off without knowing what you are talking about is all too common on discussion threads and websites. Here on the TCM boards, one faces a community of dedicated film buffs, some of whom continue to amaze me for the depth of their knowledge. Many here care about the subject enough to have learned a lot about it. Some are speaking from a lifetime of study.

 

Our community is a difficult group of jurors to impress! Not everyone has what it takes, or can withstand the "cross examination". It's not that we're "mean", it's just that many people here really know what they are talking about and some newcomers may find that almost shocking and intimidating!

 

Many come here, only to find out that this isn't the Yahoo! message boards, where one can say any dumb, unsubstantiated thing like "the earth is flat!" or that the moon doesn't exist (*) and hardly be challenged! I mean to say this generally, and not to single out any one person.

 

This thread title reeked of petulance and an original post that smacked of wounded vanity. These are not enough to gain a favorable reception around here, nor is it likely to ensure one's long term staying power on this board. Just tell us what you know about film.

 

(*) Somebody actually said that on Yahoo!, and was hardly challenged!

 

 

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Edited by: ThelmaTodd on Mar 3, 2014 9:33 AM

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Many come here, only to find out that this isn't the Yahoo! message boards, where one can say any dumb, unsubstantiated thing like "the earth is flat!" or that the moon doesn't exist (*) and hardly be challenged! I mean to say this generally, and not to single out any one person. . . .

 

(*) Somebody actually said that on Yahoo!, and was hardly challenged!

 

We had an open forum to begin our 10th grade history classes, and for an entire month one student got up in front of the class each day, armed with photos and Magic Markers, and tried to prove that the Russians' photographs of the dark side of the moon were faked. That was 55 years ago, and to this day he can't explain what had gotten into him.

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> We had an open forum to begin our 10th grade history classes, and for an entire month one student got up in front of the class each day, armed with photos and Magic Markers, and tried to prove that the Russians' photographs of the dark side of the moon were faked. That was 55 years ago, and to this day he can't explain what had gotten into him.

 

 

I find it incredible that you stayed in touch with him all these years. Unless, of course, YOU were that kid!

 

But I'd like to get back to what Thelma said. Yes, many in this forum ARE very knowledgable about many topics concerning old movies. I'd consider myself well informed if I knew even a FRACTION of what some of you know. But knowing a lot of useless yet pertinent information about old movies ISN'T required to be able to enjoy them. I think BB got the impression that many of you disagreed with that. That, in itself, could have been a mispercetion on her part. I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it: I don't know everything about a lot, and if it pertains to classic movies, I'll often post what I thought was fact based on what I've come to believe over time after reading or hearing it from other sources. I always welcome corrections in my misinformation and usually don't take offense. But I got into plenty of trouble in the past for putting things in a way that SEEMED offensive to others, when my intent was NOT to be offensive. You can't always know how some people will take things. I think BB should have cleared that air before her OP.

 

Sepiatone

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Hi Andy!

 

Many times on this TCM board I have noticed something almost akin to "peer review" in academia. Somebody puts forth a thesis or paper, and his professional peers critique it. If there is a flaw somewhere it is pointed out by other specialists in the field. They don't do this to be "mean" or disrespectful, they do it out of regard for the state of knowledge in their chosen field.

 

Here. what counts is film, film history and the people who made them. A person can say what they want about these here, but what you say may be subject to correction or rebuttal, often from those who know quite a bit about the topic. I myself have on occasion been challenged on small points of fact in my past posts. These comments were well intentioned. Rather than go into emotional meltdown, I welcomed the corrections and improved my game. I usually fact check details before posting!

 

This can be off-putting for some newbies and they may not always take it well. They misunderstand the actions of such a community and interpret it as hostility. No, we are passionate and well read people who care about film and the people who made them! It's a constructive challenge to learn about the subject and make sure you have your "ducks lined up" before you shoot!

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*We had an open forum to begin our 10th grade history classes, and for an entire month one student got up in front of the class each day, armed with photos and Magic Markers, and tried to prove that the Russians' photographs of the dark side of the moon were faked. That was 55 years ago, and to this day he can't explain what had gotten into him.*

 

I find it incredible that you stayed in touch with him all these years. Unless, of course, YOU were that kid!

 

This kid was a very good friend of mine, with whom I spent much of my time arguing about politics, since his dad (Ralph de Toledano) was a close friend of then-VP Richard Nixon. But after going to Georgetown for his BA, my friend went out to Berkeley for his law degree, and once he was separated from his National Review family (that was his father's social set), the cobwebs began to peel from his eyes. Eventually he wound up running for Congress as a Democrat in Orange County, CA.

 

It was a long journey from his personal dark side of the moon back in 10th grade, but he's a pretty good example of why politics should never intrude upon friendship. And hell, even his father wasn't that bad once you got to know him: His main contribution to National Review outside of politics was a jazz column.

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Hi Sepiatone,

 

One thing I think our community is well able to distinguish is the expression of a personal opinion and preference (which doesn't require that one be highly knowledgeable), versus an attempt at stating a fact.

 

One can say: " I love exploitation films", as opposed to "Exploitation films are the most technically accomplished of film productions and were usually made with bigger budgets than mainstream features!" or, "I love silents!" versus "Sound movies began in 1940." What we like or don't like is subjective; trying to make an objective observation is open to challenge. When you are attempting to declare what sounds like a fact; facts matter. If anybody should say that "sound movies began in 1940", then they will hear from somebody and advised to do some homework!

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