I think what Chuck is pointing out is simply this...your walking down the isle of your local book store and you see this title on a book...
Japanese Super Power Defeated!
Complimentary? Sort of "defeats" the intended compliment .
We love our Japanese bike brothers, :-).
Guy Apple Sunnyvale CA
-----Original Message----- From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Dec 6, 2004 10:49 AM To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR]Japanese Super Power Defeated!
I took it just the opposite, Chuck. I thought Tom was complimenting the enthusiasm of the Japanese collectors, saying that it is a rare achievement to outbid them on something rare and desirable. I know that on the very rare occasions when I have actually outbid the redoubtable Kauzo, I was amazed at having been able to do so.
Jerry Moos Houston, TX
Chuck Schmidt <email@example.com> wrote:
Tom Sanders wrote:
> (cut) Our own
> house researcher on things Masi has emerged victorious over one of Japan's
> most formidable bidders...
Tom, I'm troubled by the tone of your post.
A real "us vs. them" thing. Many of these "bidders" are members of the CR list just like you and I. The CR list has a very international make up nowadays unlike when it first started and was mostly Americans.
I'm sure you meant it in a joking way, but posting "Japanese Super Power Defeated!" strikes me as more than slightly jingoistic and insulting.
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California