Curt Cloninger - Would He Blow Me Off?
Q: First, we'd like to thank you for taking the time to talk with us.
Q: Well then, let's get started. Mr. Bacon, aren't you concerned that in doing this, you will only draw more attention to his web site, and that which is Curt?
A: No. You see, the trick is to make fun of someone without simultaneously validating them. It's like the age-old line, 'I think enough of you to make fun of you' and so on. And the presumption is that he's obviously had enough of an impact on me to make me want to do this. Well, we have to get beyond that.
Q: Have you ever thought that Curt might know more about web design than you? I mean, he has written ten or fifteen books on the subject. You haven't written any books, on anything. At all. Ever.
A: Listen, you see, it's not about who's right and who's wrong.
Q: Do you think he'll sue?
A: You mean, like, for slander?
A: Well, I don't know. I don't think I directly say anything slanderous or untrue, do I?
Q: I don't know.
Q: Forgive me, but I have to ask. There have been some allegations that you changed some of the wording from the original emails that you actually sent.
A: Yeah, I did that.
A: Next question.
Q: Does it hurt you that he hasn't responded to your piece?
Q: Do you think his wife knows about the site?
A: Probably not. He probably hasn't mentioned it to anyone.
Q: Do you think he will retaliate?
A: I don't think so. But if he doesn't soon, I may have to retaliate.
Q: Is there anything you would like to tell the youngsters out there before we wrap up?
A: Youngsters? Where?