Whither Vox?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Montauk, Jan 25, 2011.

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    ^^ I am just about to start a gdl appreciation thread. Havent decided whether in MC or DT. Dont pop a blood vessel
     


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    I've been looking at this board for about a year on a fairly regular almost daily basis. In that time I might have seen two actual photos of him (was that really him in the wayfarer type shades and unbelievable vampiric black dye job?) and struggle to recall him posting any genuine well meant advice. What I do recall is what I posted above. He was the Dennis Miller of this board. In so much hurry to demonstrate his hilarious wit and self perceived intelligence any value in what he had to say was lost. Whenever I saw him contribute to a thread it almost always caused me to groan inwardly and very rarely offered anything germane to the point being discussed. I have to wonder if before my time he was some kind of maven who drowned in jealousy once a significant chunk of igents found their way to this board and were able to approach and even eclipse his own level. Now I do miss lufty and his vintage choices, and haven't seen many of TC's classy cuts lately.
    This, more or less. I always thought it sad that an independently wealthy man, who is flush with time and money and who is clearly educated and articulate, could find no better way to spend his time.
     


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    This, more or less.

    I always thought it sad that an independently wealthy man, who is flush with time and money and who is clearly educated and articulate, could find no better way to spend his time.


    The irony.
     


  5. in stitches

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    How could you not love the cute blue frog?

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    This, more or less.

    I always thought it sad that an independently wealthy man, who is flush with time and money and who is clearly educated and articulate, could find no better way to spend his time.


    What I find sad is the amount of venom directed at Bill for reasons that are purely related to one's own lack of self-esteem, envy and pettiness.

    Mike
     


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    What I find sad is the amount of venom directed at Bill for reasons that are purely related to one's own lack of self-esteem, envy and pettiness.

    Mike


    well said counselor
     


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    Yeah, that's why I don't like seeing the same Allen Edmonds joke in every thread.
     


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    He could be a good poster, but I can't say I miss him shitting up every thread with lame jokes.
    What I find sad is the amount of venom directed at Bill for reasons that are purely related to one's own lack of self-esteem, envy and pettiness.

    I can see how someone new to the forum might get annoyed with him since the majority of his posts are jokes, but the truth is he does have a lot of substantive, helpful threads as well (e.g. A&S expat thread). Moreover, I've never seen a mean-spirited or ad hominem attack from Vox (unlike 90% of the rest of SF's posts), and he deserves credit for that. The personality cult following him around however is the strangest part of this whole phenomena, if I were him I'd be totally freaked out by it.
     


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    What I find sad is the amount of venom directed at Bill for reasons that are purely related to one's own lack of self-esteem, envy and pettiness.

    Mike


    Yep
     


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    What I find sad is the amount of venom directed at Bill for reasons that are purely related to one's own lack of self-esteem, envy and pettiness.

    Mike


    Come on now Mike. I was prepared to accept your previous post that those of us who came late to the party didn't get to benefit from his earlier more magnanimous period, but I can't agree with this bit of armchair psychology.

    It's all about opinions on a message board and in this case one person's is as valid as the next, based upon what they have witnessed.
     


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    Come on now Mike. I was prepared to accept your previous post that those of us who came late to the party didn't get to benefit from his earlier more magnanimous period, but I can't agree with this bit of armchair psychology.

    It's all about opinions on a message board and in this case one person's is as valid as the next, based upon what they have witnessed.


    I calls 'em as I sees 'em. Vox was the E.F. Hutton of this board. As a result, he had those that admired him for this reason, and those that despised him for it as well.

    Mike
     


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    All opinion is equal in value; when posted on a forum it becomes truth. I know this, since I read it online.
     


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    I calls 'em as I sees 'em. Vox was the E.F. Hutton of this board. As a result, he had those that admired him for this reason, and those that despised him for it as well.

    Mike


    i only had a breif overlap with vox as i am quite the noob, but i found him too be quite a good fellow with style that i hope to one day attain, i dont get all the hate.

    as an aside its not all about opinions just because we are on a forum, some people have greater and vaster knowledge on certain subjects. sometimes those with less knowledge but more ego think that whatever words come out of their keyboard are as valid as the words of anyone else. but lets face it in any subject you have experts and non experts, deal with it
     


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    I The personality cult following him around however is the strangest part of this whole phenomena, if I were him I'd be totally freaked out by it.

    Speaking about weird phenomena, you must be a stranger to this guy we call "Foo."
     


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