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Adequacys Christmas theme
Sucks 0%
Sucks the big one 4%
Bites 4%
Bites the big one 0%
Sucks and Bites the big one 4%
Is a refreshing and festive change from the oh-so-serious gray 24%
Kills my browser 0%
I am a filthy lynx-using hippie. What Christmas theme ? 12%
Could benefit from a snow applet 52%

Votes: 25

 So what are you saying, my Art is not good enough ?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Dec 21, 2001
As the creator of 'Linux Zealot' I think it should be clear that I am a pretty good artist. Which is why I slaved for hours over an 'adequacy Christmas theme' to celebrate the festive season.

More diaries by dmg
I just love those crazy Brits.
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A law that is ignored is not a good law.
The Politics of Envy
Modern Literary Masterpiece
Rock and Roll !
Adequacy. Can we make it even better ?
What do you think of adequacy ?
Liberalist morons strike again.
I miss Linux Zealot (tm)
The don't make 'em like they used to.
Is this the kind of leader the USA supports ?
What makes Australian women so hot?
Worried about all the trolls on K5 ?
PsychoKinesis - Spooky or what ?
The Litigious States of America.
The Wankometer
Attention! Slashdot retards and K5 wankers read this now!
British lack of self-control. Why are they so arrogant ?
What will the lunix apologists make of this ?
Citizen Corps and TIPS - do they go far enough ?
America's public image
Where are they now ?
Which firearm are you ?
Surprising obscure facts.
Trolling - A thing of the past ?
The War on Terror - is it winnable ?
Interesting people.
How can we take Blair seriously ?
I am now a 31337 h4x0r !!!
I am appalled at the way my creation (which featured not one, but TWO Jesusses (Jesi?) seems to have been initially accepted by the so-called editors of this site, and then rejected without a single word of explaination.

Perhaps the images of the baby Jesus and the Adult Jesus presented a too religious image for adequacy ? I know it cant be my lack of Artistic skills, since Linux Zealot proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that when it comes to artistry, nobody else comes close.

To conclude. You adequacy readers have been deprived of a work of artistic genius, and in its place is this tawdry travesty of a Christmas theme which is about as spiritually uplifting as being anally raped by RMS (screaming 'free as in beer, free as in beer') while ESR attempts a forced 'teabagging' on you at gunpoint. while continuing to be the most controversial site on the Internet (tm) will have to make do without my artistic input from this day forward.

thank you



Question: (none / 0) (#1)
by tkatchev on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 12:21:18 PM PST
You have some really strange misspellings in your post. Are you sure that the Prozac you take is not past the expiry date? It helps if you refrigerate your medication, BTW. Hope that helps.

Peace and much love...

I admit, my spelling is controversial (5.00 / 1) (#3)
by dmg on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 01:00:49 PM PST
But then, I am not a spelling Nazi, and indeed have demonstrated my opposition to Naziism on many occasions.

You on the other hand, seem to have an almost obsessive-compulsive need to point out spelling errors, percieved or actual. When I post articles here, I ensure they are rigorously spell-checked, sometimes even resorting to high tech methods. When I post a diary entry, I couldn't give a shit. So take your dictioary and shove it up your ass.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Art (none / 0) (#2)
by westgeof on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 12:37:24 PM PST
I already posted my take on the theme here.
In short, I like it, except for the subliminal advertising.

As a child I wanted to know everything. Now I miss my ignorance.

I sympathise (none / 0) (#4)
by iat on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 01:06:46 PM PST
dmg's new Christmas Adequacy logo is a fine piece of artwork, and as a service to the community I've uploaded it to the server so the whole world can enjoy it:

In support of my colleague dmg, I'm starting a grassroots campaign to persuade the server monkeys to change adequacy's HTML so that the delightful new seasonal logo will be displayed to the world. With your help, we can use the power of democracy and peaceful protest to pressure the evil tyrants that run this site to showcase dmg's creativity. Please reply to this comment or post a diary demanding that dmg's logo is shown on adequacy. Remember, we need your help to succeed! - love it or leave it.

Proletarian Revolution? (none / 0) (#5)
by tkatchev on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 01:15:26 PM PST
Down with the oligarchy and their sycophants! Only those that actually contribute to adequacy should run the site, not these do-nothing no-gooders who came into their positions of power through for historical reasons, through no virtue of their own. In the new enlightened age after the Revolution we will be able to carefully plan the growth of adequacy on the internet using advanced, scientific numerical methods; this will ensure that in the future, the world will converge to a perfect society where everyone will be happy, every person will own a flying car, a robotic secretary, and people will finally figure out how to control the weather and grow pineapples on Mars.

Peace and much love...

You misunderstand (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by iat on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 01:42:29 PM PST
I'm not advocating a proletarian revolution at all. Frankly, this site would quickly fall apart if we let normal users have any say in the way things are run.

Think of this editorial infighting as being akin to Macbeth, where a noble (Macbeth, played in this case by dmg) tries to forceably overthrow the King (played by elby). At the end of the day, the proles don't benefit from the revolution. Also, Lady Macbeth (played by me) ends up dieing, so maybe mthiseditorial coup wasn't such a good idea. - love it or leave it.

Robots (none / 0) (#14)
by First Incision on Mon Dec 24th, 2001 at 12:38:13 PM PST
Yes! Robots! Robots for everyone!
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

Thanks for your support IAT (none / 0) (#7)
by dmg on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 02:02:40 PM PST
It means a lot to me. As an Artist, I suffer for my Art. The public at large is not always appreciative of my creative output. Someone even suggested that Linux Zealot was I quote 'poorly drawn'.

When I have to put up with abuse like that from people who DON'T EVEN KNOW ME, and lame spelling flames from an anonymous KGB agent, it just worries me no end.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Anonymous? (none / 0) (#8)
by tkatchev on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 02:07:27 PM PST
I have the balls to sign with my real name, unlike some people here...

Peace and much love...

I wasn't referring to you. (none / 0) (#9)
by dmg on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 02:49:35 PM PST
But your point is still valid. Bearing in mind the the controversial subject matter discussed at, and bearing in mind the intelligence level of the public at large (as evidenced by the responses to T Reginald's hacker article), and bearing in mind that the editors at this site have recieved hundreds of death threats from various lunatic fringe groups including but not limited to Wiccans, Goths, Germans, Antrhax Fans, Fundamentalist Muslims, Linux zealots, Anti-Censorship fanatics, Communists, Nazis and Christians, I ask you: Would it take "balls" or utter stupidity to sign my work under my own name ? Remember the Internet is home to many lunatics and hackers and trust me, the intersection of those two sets is large. I also have a high profile job paying a small fortune which I wouldn't like to lose. As do many other contributors to

And for all I know or care, tkatchev could be a pseudonym. I hope the spelling meets with your approval. I really care, honestly, I do.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

I've been waiting (none / 0) (#10)
by osm on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 06:32:11 PM PST
for another linux zealot installment. you bastard.

Its on its way. (none / 0) (#11)
by dmg on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 07:22:12 PM PST
Have some patience, the artistic process is not compatible with your western capitalistic deadline-driven culture. The muse does not always present herself on demand.

time to give a Newtonian demonstration - of a bullet, its mass and its acceleration.
-- MC Hawking

Dear DMG Sir (none / 0) (#12)
by Martino Cortez PhD on Fri Dec 21st, 2001 at 08:25:04 PM PST
I must say, your use of color on contrast in that pre-impressionist hand sketch was amazing. Therefore, I must inquire - where might I get an original print of your "Linux Zelot" artwork that was featured on this site recently? I would like to add it to my growing art collection.

Dr Martino Cortez, PhD
CEO - Martin-Cortez Financial Corporation
Copyright 2002, Martino Cortez.

Biblical aspects (none / 0) (#13)
by error27 on Mon Dec 24th, 2001 at 12:00:48 PM PST
At the top of the page is a scene with Mary and Joseph in a stable and I'd like to point out that that is completely unbiblical.

The Bible doesn't talk about a stable or hay or animals or anything like that. In fact most of the traditional Christmas story is completely made up with out any help from the Bible.

In the Bible, Mary and Joseph do not arrive in Bethelehem the night before. There isn't an innkeeper. There isn't an inn (unless you have a bad translation). There aren't any cattle lowing.

There is a manger. But that's it. All the rest is just stuff people made up long after the fact.

But except for the factual errors, the art is briliant. And really I have to give you some artistic license anyways.


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