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jamesgowans
    My new hero. RP @jdbentley: In hindsight, I spent far too much money on Ev Bogue's nonsense. (Not much, mind you. Just far too much.)
    jdbentley
      @jamesgowans That I spent anything is a very shameful confession.
      jamesgowans
        @jdbentley in the past I was very intrigued in his (and Gwen Bell’s) work and he seems like a very interesting guy. I just grew weary of what seemed to be an intentionally abrasive, condescending and contrarian voice.
        jdbentley
          @jamesgowans I don't know how to say what I really think without being a huge jerk, so I won't. But that's close enough.
          jamesgowans
            @jdbentley Do I need a tent membership to see his profile? Now I’m intrigued.
            patrickrhone
              @jamesgowans @jdbentley I respect them both but it seems they are going deeper and deeper down a very strange rabbit hole featuring every new avant-garde tech flavored of the month and trying to figure out how to monetize it.
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              jamesgowans
                @patrickrhone @jdbentley I was just about to make a very similar same rabbit hole comment. I wrote and erased about 13 different comments, but I can’t phrase it any better than you just did Patrick.
                jdbentley
                  @patrickrhone @jamesgowans That's the perfect way to describe it.
                  jamesgowans
                    @patrickrhone @jdbentley hmm: “similar same”. Nice work Gowans.
                    jdbentley
                      @jamesgowans I just assumed it was a Canadian thing.
                      jamesgowans
                        @jdbentley it was more of an “I’m trying to sound smart oh look at that Patrick just said exactly what I’m trying to say except much more eloquently than I could have and now where was I - *post* - sonofabitch!” thing.
                        jdbentley
                          @jamesgowans Your avatar looks like Hugh Laurie in aviators.
                          andrewmarvin
                            @jdbentley @patrickrhone @jamesgowans I bought Minimalist Business when he rereleased it a while ago, but it always felt a bit slimy.
                            jdbentley
                              @andrewmarvin @patrickrhone @jamesgowans I paid for his "Letters" for a couple months. Until he wrote a two sentence email about how he took a hot shower and the water pressure was really good. Unsubscribed forever.
                              jamesgowans
                                @jdbentley haha, nice. He’s nearly 20 years my senior. Perhaps I shouldn’t have shaved my head.
                                jamesgowans
                                  @jdbentley @andrewmarvin @patrickrhone was that before or after he was begging for money to get out of Germany?
                                  mschechter
                                    @jdbentley @jamesgowans I still regret posting his 2x4 interview. Still makes me angry to this day. Big difference between brief and terse.
                                    jamesgowans
                                      @mschechter @jdbentley I don’t think posting it reflects poorly on you. A man’s answers are his own domain in an interview.
                                      jdbentley
                                        @jamesgowans @mschechter Just read that interview. I see what you mean.
                                        mschechter
                                          @jamesgowans @jdbentley True, it’s probably better to say that it’s one of my least favorite things on the site. And I’ve written a lot of crap in my day.
                                          mschechter
                                            @jamesgowans @jdbentley on the plus side, it lives on Lifehack.org so I can always blame @mikevardy
                                            jdbentley
                                              @jamesgowans Your new profile picture really threw me off today.
                                              jamesgowans
                                                @jdbentley I didn’t think you’d be able to tell the difference. // @sabbatical
                                                jdbentley
                                                  @jamesgowans I spent 5 minutes photoshopping aviators onto Hugh Laurie. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't have.
                                                  jamesgowans
                                                    @jdbentley unbelievable. My son just looked at my phone, saw my profile pic and said “daddy is this you?”