It's been a hilarious couple of days on the Bara-Boo page. Mike appears to have cast himself as some kind of James Bond ultra-villain planning world domination but constantly thwarted by government agents. He wouldn't be stroking an angora cat though—our Mikey is a dawg man.
It started, as noted before, with "I
am going to utterly and completly [sic] destroy you"
Next we had "When I create a masterpiece such as this and smite my enemies, I love me some me...."
Then it was "Dear Dr. Robbins; I apologize. I thought you were just another dumbass like
expat. I had no idea you were actually a paid NASA shill."
Perhaps the most delicious was "HAHAHAHA Haters!!!!! I have you now. I shall be merciless*, and slow"
I'm serious. He really did write that.I had a little influence in the background, but I posted nothing to the page. Nothing at all, and James Concannon assures me that he didn't either.
Mike referred to this blog as "a blog by a psychopathic cyber-stalker." I want to assure you that I'm not a psychopath. Given that two of the official signs of psychopathy are egocentricity and "superficial charm," I would be inclined to point the finger in the reverse direction. As for "cyber-stalker," that sobriquet is really reserved for people who comb the outer reaches of cyber-space searching for the cute redhead in 8th grade who ignored them. I don't really see how it can apply to someone who protests that a published work is full of really horrible errors, and documents those errors carefully.
And, speaking of errors, there was one more hilarious quote from MB. "I can't let certain things go unchallenged if they are not true. And none of it is." As we know, challenging my accusations of error is exactly what Mike consistently refuses to do.
Mike now has a manager. Her name is Adrienne Loska. http://www.facebook.com/adrienneloska. Since Mike refuses to respond to accusations of error, I'm hoping Adrienne will keep a list of them on his behalf.
* So far, "merciless" appears to mean posting an entirely erroneous picture proposing that pixellation of a digital image is caused by reducing it. D'oh!