|Jon Palmer writes:|
Please forgive my enthusiasm, but Jon's post meant something very special to me
:) You see, about 8 years ago I made a post to a Star Wars usenet group,
coining the term "Gonk" to refer to the two-legged power droid that shows up in
every movie. Within days, there was an ongoing furor of activity, and Gonk
became a national figurehead. Now, years later, it seems to be an accepted
term, both officially and colloquially.
But I could never prove this claim, so I stewed in silence. Agonizing,
anonymous silence, since I couldn't demonstrate the fact.
But now! Now it's different! Now I can prove it!
Do a search for references to Gonk prior to this post (before Sept 9th, 1993).
About 40 hits come up, none of which are in a Star Wars context. But after
this ... well, proceed at your own risk. There were some massive flame wars
that sprouted up over Gonk worship ;)
I'm happy now - finally, proof! This is my brush with fame, and that's all I
wanted ... no autographs, no Today Show interviews, just the ability to prove
my outrageous claim at parties :P
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