Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Someone who got banned for being a pompous, but sometimes funny, jackass.
Not to be overly lawyerly and semantic, but I would never have thought to call vanity pompous. He was pretty down-to-earth, and in a lot of ways more sincere than many, since he rarely self-censored and sometimes expressed things that others would think but feel uncomfortable saying.
But he also could be genuinely offensive on matters of race, sexuality, etc. I personally found that he rarely if ever displayed the kind of meanness that sometimes is exhibited by people who nevertheless couch their views more obliquely, and that for me made his excesses more tolerable. But I also understand how others could find the things he said intolerable.