Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 11:13:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: mike connor
Subject: a coward's view
Well, what a way to wake up. Get on the computer and there is message waiting for me titled "MIKE CONNOR IS A COWARD" form [sic] NOT BORED! aka Bill Brown.
If backing down from email hissy wankfest is cowardly then call me yellow.
This note is intended for the list - it is not a direct response to Bill Brown, Mr. Yuppie Go Home. I refuse to engage this fanatic anymore. Any messages forth coming fro [sic] Bill Brown go straight to my trash. But I will give you, dear Kakafonist, my view of what the hell was filling up your mail box a couple days ago.
BACKGROUND for out of towners
This guy has been tagging Williamsburg with a stencil that says YUPPIE GO HOME. Nothing is above getting his 5 second works of art. Not graffiti murals by native Williamsburgers, not businesses owned by native Williamsburgers. He tags windows... he tags everything except for cars as far as I can tell. I'm sure some nice old Polish lady pumps her fist in the air when she wakes up and finds YGH plastered on here living room window.
What provoked him to harass our list?
Apparently he got cc'd a message from me joking about his performance at a 6th street fair. One in which my good friends the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus were performing.
I was more surprised than anything that Bill Brown was going public. That's a lot of scrubbing to be done to remove his handy work. I guess he figures the revolution is coming and so he won't be held accountable. To be honest, I really don't give a shit about his politics. And he hadn't painted my window. I was a bit curious about this odd ball but I was double teaming on a skirt chase with William and then I had to go move some equipment for the cirkus.
as I said, he was cc a message about us talking about him... 'gossiping' to use his words. Like he hasn't put himself in the public limelight or anything.
What it comes down to is this guy is petrified of being mocked. Oh no?! Will Brooklyn Kaka make fun of me. I would hazard to guess that more than Brooklyn Kaka is laughing at this guy - that is if they aren't cursing his name - which is and don't forget it... BILL BROWN.
The part I like best is when he threatens to report me to my ISP for allegedly threatening him. What I said, was that if I he had painted my window I'd shove his paint can up his ass - 'keester' is the word I used actually. For that, the vandal responsible for thousands of dollars of property damages is going to call the internet police on me. Actually I hope that some business owner or little old lady or young Puerto Rican graffiti artist gives him what he has coming. And when it happens I'll walk slowly to a telephone and dial 9-1-1. I abhor violence.
Well after we saw that Bill Brown wasn't going to just tell us to fuck off and go away, William and I decided we wanted this guy off of OUR fucking list. We kicked him off - not once but twice- and then we notified his ISP to tell him to back off. For those who don't like it, please send him your phone number so that he can call you whenever he wants. Better yet, go to his web site http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/2524/content.htm [sic]
Anyway, apologies for wasting your time. And don't forget, that's B-I-L-L B-R-O-W-N. I was amazed after a little night out last night how many people were curious to know that. I guess we can thank Bill for letting us in on his crazy gag.
Happy Halloween, y'all. Yuk Yuk Yuk! Maybe Ducky can spank an effigy of this guy with a rubber chicken. He should be so lucky.
Brooklyn Cacophony http://cacophony.org/brooklyn/
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