Talk:Adam Thornton

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Adam Thornton is a hard-drinking, dazzlingly original Missouri classicist whose yet unreleased and much-awaited Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis promises to become a seminal work of art.

I think this paragraph (which was added by Tomasz, along with the comment "IF Legend": see this diff) isn't compatible with this sentence from People (style guide): Nor is extravagant praise acceptable. Does anybody agree? --Eriorg 02:47, 20 August 2007 (PDT)

  • Hm. I hadn't thought of it that way, but I suppose that's because I assume almost anything said about Adam Thornton to be a bit tongue-in-cheek and not entirely serious. I admit I know nothing of Adam's drinking or musical habits, and perhaps some of that can be toned down a little. I'm unclear how serious the Mentula Macanus bit is; I think it's like a running joke on r*if that might well be true anyway. Perhaps a minor rewrite is in order, but after researching the situation from past r*if posts. Perhaps instead of "dazzlingly original" we could say "noted for his originality" and instead of "much-awaited" we could say "much-ballyhooed", and maybe the bit about it becoming a seminal work of art can be restated as something periodically expressed on r*if as a running joke/threat. But I'd need to research it before I knew how to change it to a more neutral statement. -- David Welbourn 09:07, 20 August 2007 (PDT)