Today's Forum activity has brought forth a hilarious tantrum from Paul McClown, our favourite chess biographer. Having seen my piece Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, he launches into a massive tirade, all of it based on a deliberate misreading of what I wrote, and all of it just an excuse to throw childish abuse. Sadly, it failed to generate the desired response, as the only two people who bothered replying to his drivel both defended this blog! In particular, Paul Jackson responded as follows:
The only good thing I got out of joining this forum was finding out about Steve Giddin's chess blog. I'm not interested in saying here any longer. I can stay updated on ECF matters via Steve's blog.
Carl "Old Mother" Hibbard, please can you delete my account?
But what astonished me about McClown's outburst is that it runs to 470 words. Given that my blog piece only went up last Friday, that means McClown has taken only 72 hours, to produce his 470 words, an astonishing average of almost six and a half words per hour!
Would that poor old McClown could achieve this rate of veritable literary diarrhoea in his work on his long-awaited biography of Bob Wade. Had he managed it, he just might have come close to finishing the book while Bob was still alive...