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Oscar Wilde? Really, robinson?

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Posing with his inimitable famous "I'm smarter than you" look on his face. :roll:

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You forget it was my first avatar here, you even asked if I was gay because of it
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Of all people, I thought you would have remembered that
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I think that it is less "i'm smarter" than "I am avant guard" Know what I mean? Self aware specialness which makes it decidedly un-special... And I like Oscar.

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Yeah, those two years of torture in prison really was all his fault




Fuck the English
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Stop the chit chat robinson.

Gay or not, Boxxy now!
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It’s like you don’t even know why the English government killed him
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Pro tip

Because he had sex with men
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robinson wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:59 pm It’s like you don’t even know why the English government killed him
Sure I do. Sorry pal, it's not you.

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I’m more fucking Wilde than you could ever imagine lol
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Since I may be dead or unable to post soon

I should probably come clean about my double life
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I’ll send you a pm
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robinson wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:06 pm Since I may be dead or unable to post soon

I should probably come clean about my double life
You're gay? You're someone famous? VP Pence perhaps?

Do I have to keep the PM confidential?
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robinson wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:53 pm Yeah, those two years of torture in prison really was all his fault




Fuck the English
No you idiot. When he sued whoosieface Marquis of Queensbury for libel and it turned on him. The prosecutor told him to leave the England and let the damn thing blow over. Problem was that he was given really shitty encouragement to proceed by Douglas, the Marquis' son. He 1) should never have instituted a suit and 2) should have engaged in a tactical retreat.

He wore a kick me sign and he was.

Then again, we did get Ballad of Reading Gaol out of it

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"it was like feasting with panthers, the danger was half the excitement"

all this from an increasingly enfeebled memory so don't bug me.
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Sure, blame the victim

It’s the best way to avoid feeling any compassion or thinking about how fucking horrible the British were
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robinson wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:39 pm Sure, blame the victim

It’s the best way to avoid feeling any compassion or thinking about how fucking horrible the British were
False dichotomy. I can fault Wilde AND appreciate the horror of Britons. Just cast your eye at ac. Jesus.

But he did ask for it. I mean in a legal sense. not that he didn't ask for "IT" if you know what I mean. Nudge nudge wink wink.

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Oscar Wilde was big on art for Art's sake.

Bet you don't know who Art was.

Hint: He had a nice ass.
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They all did, I suspect. I read a good book on Wilde ... the Trials of Oscar Wilde. Really sad shit.

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They are gay
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You may not be aware of this but Oscar had a train stop in Jonesborough GA. Best I recall he was a huge hit.
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