One of the interesting things
that I've noticed more acutely of late is the notion of showing affection
to a person by being offensive to them.
Probably the best case in point is Kurt. Also known as Kurtthepope (http://thepope.org), Kurt is a dependable friend, tireless worker, and all around good guy. However, nate, myself, CmdrTaco, and CowboyNeal show affection to him by mercilessly persecuting him.
The radio show we do, Geeks in Space is a great example. Every week, Kurt gets a whole slew of e-mail from people that we ask to e-mail him. This week, we asked people to send him e-mails with one thousand zeros in it. So many people sent it to him, Outlook crashed.
Hurm. I wonder why we do this?