Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Vaclav's shtick is like the typical SNL skit: funny for about a minute, then increasingly tiresome as the "joke" is repeated over and over. If SF must have a court jester, I think ernest is a much better candidate -- he brings new material each time, and actually contributes a bit to style discussions.
I think the SNL analogy is apt. My feelings about V tend to waver. Sometimes he is amusing, other times he bugs the crap outta me. If he's legit (i.e., not another poster in drag), then he's ok. But sometimes I fear that he is another member posting in disguise. Like others, I have my theories.
The problem with ernest was that he sometimes became quite nasty. Vaclav has not, to my recollection. I believe that ernest even threw around a racial epithet or two that I can recall off-hand.