The Iraq War Was Universe

A blog about the most important blog of all time, ever: The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Email

FYI, I now have an email setup for this blog. If you wanna contact me or just say whatever, drop me a line. And especially if u wanna join the Team lemme know (this SUPPOSED to be a Team Blog, remember? damn.. I got finals coming up and everything.. even diane's spending more time in the library than the dorm these days)

NEway, here's the addy:

dustink_indahouse@yahoo.com

Peace out

Monday, November 29, 2004

Master Post 4

[NOTES OK LOL the great "BeerMan" showed up last week and he wants me to make a few changes! I'll do my best... --dustin]

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(For intro and explanation to this site, see this post. For policy on updating the Master Post, see here.)

CAST OF CHARACTERS

iraqwarwrong: Pseudonym (obviously). Nicknames: IWW, IWR, The Proprietor. Fake persona(?), always in character. Blogs at The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog.
True allegiance: Presumably dhinger (Satire Hypothesis). Alter ego of:
Treacher?, Frank J.?. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: see Bio
section.

Jim: Pseudonym
but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Jim. Fake persona,
always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: Presumably
dhinger. Alter ego of: Treacher? Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch:
college student continually taking "lit crit" class.

Pastorius: Pseudonym (dead musician). Nicknames: Jaco Pastorius, Jaco. Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style. Blogs at CUANAS,
now under alter ego Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see
CUANAS). Alter ego of: Nobody (primary blogger at CUANAS). Known alter
egos: Screaming Memes. Bio sketch: Real persona opposed to
anti-Semitism. Fake persona ("Jaco") based on the dead bass player,
stories of crazy partying &c.

Screaming Memes: Pseudonym. Nicknames: S'Memes, Screaming Meme Dreams. Fake persona. Blogs at Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see Pastorius). Alter ego of: Pastorius.
Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Real persona see Pastorius. Fake
persona: paranoid.

daisythelamb: Pseudonym. Nicknames: daisy. Fake persona. Blogs at iftheyonly.nu (real persona), Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see iftheyonly.nu). Alter ego of: Vanessa
Voelker (iftheyonly.nu). Known alter egos: no other known. Bio sketch:
Real persona, "early-twenty-something, somewhat colleged,
middle-American female. Leans toward rightwing ideology." Fake persona:
female, otherwise very similar to IWW. [sugg. by: diane]

TimT: Real name (Tim Train). Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style (but not war view). Blogs at Will Type For Food.
True allegiance: dhinger (never seems to fake this). Known alter egos:
none. Bio sketch: Australian, once "interviewed" IWW. [sugg. by: TimT]

EvilPundit: Pseudonym (obviously) for real persona. Blogs at EvilPundit. True allegiance: dhinger (see blog). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Australian, makes funny images. [sugg. by: TimT]

BeerMan:
Pseudonym (obviously) for REAL persona [says BeerMan].
Blogger profile shows two non-maintained ("self-sustained") blogs. True allegiance: "moderate, socially liberal, fiscally conservative", anti-anti-war. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: loves beer, hates the way some cops act. [sugg. by: TimT, updated by dustin]

The Plimsoul:
Pseudonym. Apparent fake persona. No known blog; comments on Screaming
Memes and presumably somewhere on TIWWWB(help?). True allegiance:
Presumably dhinger. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio
sketch: Um... strange, anti-dhinger. [sugg. by: The Plimsoul,
self-reporting] P. Wallach Hedge: Pseudonym and alter ego of iraqwarwrong? [daisythelamb speculation; see here]. Blogs at: The Iraq War Was Appropriate. Bio sketch: (fake) older, mysterious, very dhinger.
grimace: Presumed pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: nosoda. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: similar to IWW.
cloverthe lamb(little): Pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: (fake) an actual... lamb, who draws pictures.

Susan: Pseudonym
but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Susan. Presumably fake persona,
always
in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: ??. Alter ego of: ??.
Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: (fake) Insecure woman, teacher, had
brief romance with a dhinger around election time & became a Bush
supporter temporarily. [sugg. by Susan] [entry by diane]



BIO OF IRAQWARWRONG

-Lives in an apartment.
-Roommate's name is Phung, Asian & Buddhist, who likes baseball.
-Downstairs neighbor is named Arun, probably Indian, a pre-med student.
-Once worked for Google, apparently emptying the trash.
-Education: Audited some classes at Princeton Seminary. [diane]
-Went to Oregon State University for a while, transferred to Reed College [diane]





SPECULATION/PROFILE OF REAL IWW

-Seems to have familiarity with rock/pop music from about 1980-current.
-Presumably conservative and pro-war (Satire Hypothesis).
-Numerous allusions to baseball points to being, not faking, a baseball fan.





LIST OF KNOWN & BELIEVED IWW SPINOFFS

Screaming Memes (Screaming Memes & daisythelamb)

nosoda (grimace)

The Iraq War Was Appropriate (P. Wallach Hedge)

The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still (cloverthe lamb(little))

The Iraq Was Was Universe (me :-) (AND diane!!)







NOTES

A "?" by an item denotes speculation/unverified.

Thanks to TimT for the inadvertently inspiring me to use "dhinger" in place of
"pro-war". (If you don't know what a "dhinger" is, why are you reading this?? :-)

Name
in brackets after a data point denotes contributor of data. No name
means I knew it from memory offhand, myself. [dustin]

Monday, November 22, 2004

Master Post 3

[NOTES ok this is my first try at updating hte Master Post. I'm putting my Notes on top here. I'm thinking that in general the Notes should contain a list of the things you updated. So here's what I updated: Susan character; some of IWW's education. --diane <3]


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(For intro and explanation to this site, see this post. For policy on updating the Master Post, see here.)

CAST OF CHARACTERS

iraqwarwrong: Pseudonym (obviously). Nicknames: IWW, IWR, The Proprietor. Fake persona(?), always in character. Blogs at The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog.
True allegiance: Presumably dhinger (Satire Hypothesis). Alter ego of:
Treacher?, Frank J.?. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: see Bio
section.

Jim: Pseudonym
but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Jim. Fake persona,
always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: Presumably
dhinger. Alter ego of: Treacher? Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch:
college student continually taking "lit crit" class.

Pastorius: Pseudonym (dead musician). Nicknames: Jaco Pastorius, Jaco. Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style. Blogs at CUANAS,
now under alter ego Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see
CUANAS). Alter ego of: Nobody (primary blogger at CUANAS). Known alter
egos: Screaming Memes. Bio sketch: Real persona opposed to
anti-Semitism. Fake persona ("Jaco") based on the dead bass player,
stories of crazy partying &c.

Screaming Memes: Pseudonym. Nicknames: S'Memes, Screaming Meme Dreams. Fake persona. Blogs at Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see Pastorius). Alter ego of: Pastorius.
Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Real persona see Pastorius. Fake
persona: paranoid.

daisythelamb: Pseudonym. Nicknames: daisy. Fake persona. Blogs at iftheyonly.nu (real persona), Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see iftheyonly.nu). Alter ego of: Vanessa
Voelker (iftheyonly.nu). Known alter egos: no other known. Bio sketch:
Real persona, "early-twenty-something, somewhat colleged,
middle-American female. Leans toward rightwing ideology." Fake persona:
female, otherwise very similar to IWW. [sugg. by: diane]

TimT: Real name (Tim Train). Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style (but not war view). Blogs at Will Type For Food.
True allegiance: dhinger (never seems to fake this). Known alter egos:
none. Bio sketch: Australian, once "interviewed" IWW. [sugg. by: TimT]

EvilPundit: Pseudonym (obviously) for real persona. Blogs at EvilPundit. True allegiance: dhinger (see blog). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Australian, makes funny images. [sugg. by: TimT]

BeerMan:
Pseudonym (obviously) for real(?) persona, which became fake persona.
[My current speculation is that BeerMan was "fooled" early on, figured
it out rather late, then for a while continued to play along as a
"dhinger" pretending to be fooled. -dustin. Subject to debate?] Blogger profile shows two non-maintained blogs. True allegiance: dhinger(?) (see all
early comments). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Very rightwing,
likes beer, hates cops. [sugg. by: TimT]

The Plimsoul:
Pseudonym. Apparent fake persona. No known blog; comments on Screaming
Memes and presumably somewhere on TIWWWB(help?). True allegiance:
Presumably dhinger. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio
sketch: Um... strange, anti-dhinger. [sugg. by: The Plimsoul,
self-reporting] P. Wallach Hedge: Pseudonym and alter ego of iraqwarwrong? [daisythelamb speculation; see here]. Blogs at: The Iraq War Was Appropriate. Bio sketch: (fake) older, mysterious, very dhinger.
grimace: Presumed pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: nosoda. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: similar to IWW.
cloverthe lamb(little): Pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: (fake) an actual... lamb, who draws pictures.

Susan: Pseudonym
but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Susan. Presumably fake persona,
always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: ??. Alter ego of: ??. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: (fake) Insecure woman, teacher, had brief romance with a dhinger around election time & became a Bush supporter temporarily. [sugg. by Susan] [entry by diane]



BIO OF IRAQWARWRONG

-Lives in an apartment.
-Roommate's name is Phung, Asian & Buddhist, who likes baseball.
-Downstairs neighbor is named Arun, probably Indian, a pre-med student.
-Once worked for Google, apparently emptying the trash.
-Education: Audited some classes at Princeton Seminary. [diane]
-Went to Oregon State University for a while, transferred to Reed College [diane]





SPECULATION/PROFILE OF REAL IWW

-Seems to have familiarity with rock/pop music from about 1980-current.
-Presumably conservative and pro-war (Satire Hypothesis).
-Numerous allusions to baseball points to being, not faking, a baseball fan.





LIST OF KNOWN & BELIEVED IWW SPINOFFS

Screaming Memes (Screaming Memes & daisythelamb)

nosoda (grimace)

The Iraq War Was Appropriate (P. Wallach Hedge)

The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still (cloverthe lamb(little))

The Iraq Was Was Universe (me :-) (AND diane!!)







NOTES

A "?" by an item denotes speculation/unverified.

Thanks to TimT for the inadvertently inspiring me to use "dhinger" in place of
"pro-war". (If you don't know what a "dhinger" is, why are you reading this?? :-)

Name
in brackets after a data point denotes contributor of data. No name
means I knew it from memory offhand, myself. [dustin]

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Master Post 2

(For intro and explanation to this site, see this post. For policy on updating the Master Post, see here.)

CAST OF CHARACTERS

iraqwarwrong: Pseudonym (obviously). Nicknames: IWW, IWR, The Proprietor. Fake persona(?), always in character. Blogs at The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog.
True allegiance: Presumably dhinger (Satire Hypothesis). Alter ego of:
Treacher?, Frank J.?. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: see Bio
section.

Jim: Pseudonym
but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Jim. Fake persona,
always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: Presumably
dhinger. Alter ego of: Treacher? Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch:
college student continually taking "lit crit" class.

Pastorius: Pseudonym (dead musician). Nicknames: Jaco Pastorius, Jaco. Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style. Blogs at CUANAS,
now under alter ego Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see
CUANAS). Alter ego of: Nobody (primary blogger at CUANAS). Known alter
egos: Screaming Memes. Bio sketch: Real persona opposed to
anti-Semitism. Fake persona ("Jaco") based on the dead bass player,
stories of crazy partying &c.

Screaming Memes: Pseudonym. Nicknames: S'Memes, Screaming Meme Dreams. Fake persona. Blogs at Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see Pastorius). Alter ego of: Pastorius.
Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Real persona see Pastorius. Fake
persona: paranoid.

daisythelamb: Pseudonym. Nicknames: daisy. Fake persona. Blogs at iftheyonly.nu (real persona), Screaming Memes.
True allegiance: dhinger (see iftheyonly.nu). Alter ego of: Vanessa
Voelker (iftheyonly.nu). Known alter egos: no other known. Bio sketch:
Real persona, "early-twenty-something, somewhat colleged,
middle-American female. Leans toward rightwing ideology." Fake persona:
female, otherwise very similar to IWW. [sugg. by: diane]

TimT: Real name (Tim Train). Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style (but not war view). Blogs at Will Type For Food.
True allegiance: dhinger (never seems to fake this). Known alter egos:
none. Bio sketch: Australian, once "interviewed" IWW. [sugg. by: TimT]

EvilPundit: Pseudonym (obviously) for real persona. Blogs at EvilPundit. True allegiance: dhinger (see blog). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Australian, makes funny images. [sugg. by: TimT]

BeerMan:
Pseudonym (obviously) for real(?) persona, which became fake persona.
[My current speculation is that BeerMan was "fooled" early on, figured
it out rather late, then for a while continued to play along as a
"dhinger" pretending to be fooled. -dustin. Subject to debate?] Blogger profile shows two non-maintained blogs. True allegiance: dhinger(?) (see all
early comments). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Very rightwing,
likes beer, hates cops. [sugg. by: TimT]

The Plimsoul:
Pseudonym. Apparent fake persona. No known blog; comments on Screaming
Memes and presumably somewhere on TIWWWB(help?). True allegiance:
Presumably dhinger. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio
sketch: Um... strange, anti-dhinger. [sugg. by: The Plimsoul,
self-reporting]

P. Wallach Hedge: Pseudonym and alter ego of iraqwarwrong? [daisythelamb speculation; see here]. Blogs at: The Iraq War Was Appropriate. Bio sketch: (fake) older, mysterious, very dhinger.

grimace: Presumed pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: nosoda. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: similar to IWW.

cloverthe lamb(little): Pseudonym & fake persona. Blogs at: The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: (fake) an actual... lamb, who draws pictures.





BIO OF IRAQWARWRONG

-Lives in an apartment.
-Roommate's name is Phung, Asian & Buddhist, who likes baseball.
-Downstairs neighbor is named Arun, probably Indian, a pre-med student.
-Once worked for Google, apparently emptying the trash.
-Education: Audited some classes at Princeton Seminary. [diane]





SPECULATION/PROFILE OF REAL IWW

-Seems to have familiarity with rock/pop music from about 1980-current.
-Presumably conservative and pro-war (Satire Hypothesis).
-Numerous allusions to baseball points to being, not faking, a baseball fan.





LIST OF KNOWN & BELIEVED IWW SPINOFFS

Screaming Memes (Screaming Memes & daisythelamb)

nosoda (grimace)

The Iraq War Was Appropriate (P. Wallach Hedge)

The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still (cloverthe lamb(little))

The Iraq Was Was Universe (me :-)





NOTES

A "?" by an item denotes speculation/unverified.

Thanks to TimT for the inadvertently inspiring me to use "dhinger" in place of
"pro-war". (If you don't know what a "dhinger" is, why are you reading this?? :-)

Name in brackets after a data point denotes contributor of data. No name means I knew it from memory offhand, myself. [dustin]

Changin' my mind already

Ok LOL I know this makes me indecisive but I'm changing policy already. It's cuz I wanted this to be a Team blog (I can NOT do it all myself) but I was reading up on blogger about Teamblogs and I saw that one team member can't edit another's post. So, other Team members wouldn't be able to edit the Master Post! oops!

The only way (I think?) would be if I made them all admin's. But I'm like Dewey in School Of Rock, I *NEED* creative control;-)

So here's the deal. We'll do it this way. When new info is added to the Master Post, you'll *re-post* the whole thing as a new post. Master Post 2, Master Post 3, etc. you get the drill. Basically it goes like this. You copy the previous Master Post (copy the SOURCE so you get all the link's and stuff! hopefully your browser has this option). Paste it into a NEW post. Add in whatever your new data. Then post it new.

Ok?

LOL I know this all assumes i'll actually get Team members to help me. Wishful thinking? Please please if you wanna join the Team don't be shy. And what about you IWW people (daisy, EvilPundit, TimT) who've shown up here - you know more about the IWW universe than I surely. If you've got (yet) more time to kill, :) just ask, I'll add you in. If I know your blog I'll find your email address, or post it in comments.

To keep things moving I'll make Master Post 2 now with some more info I know about.... ok l8r

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Master Post

(For intro and explanation to this site, see this post.)

CAST OF CHARACTERS

iraqwarwrong: Pseudonym (obviously). Nicknames: IWW, IWR, The Proprietor. Fake persona(?), always in character. Blogs at The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog. True allegiance: Presumably dhinger (Satire Hypothesis). Alter ego of: Treacher?, Frank J.?. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: see Bio section.

Jim: Pseudonym but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Jim. Fake persona, always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: Presumably dhinger. Alter ego of: Treacher? Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: college student continually taking "lit crit" class.

Pastorius: Pseudonym (dead musician). Nicknames: Jaco Pastorius, Jaco. Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style. Blogs at CUANAS, now under alter ego Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see CUANAS). Alter ego of: Nobody (primary blogger at CUANAS). Known alter egos: Screaming Memes. Bio sketch: Real persona opposed to anti-Semitism. Fake persona ("Jaco") based on the dead bass player, stories of crazy partying &c.

Screaming Memes: Pseudonym. Nicknames: S'Memes, Screaming Meme Dreams. Fake persona. Blogs at Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see Pastorius). Alter ego of: Pastorius. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Real persona see Pastorius. Fake persona: paranoid.

daisythelamb: Pseudonym. Nicknames: daisy. Fake persona. Blogs at iftheyonly.nu (real persona), Screaming Memes. True allegiance: dhinger (see iftheyonly.nu). Alter ego of: Vanessa Voelker (iftheyonly.nu). Known alter egos: no other known. Bio sketch: Real persona, "early-twenty-something, somewhat colleged, middle-American female. Leans toward rightwing ideology." Fake persona: female, otherwise very similar to IWW. [sugg. by: diane]

TimT: Real name (Tim Train). Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style (but not war view). Blogs at Will Type For Food. True allegiance: dhinger (never seems to fake this). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Australian, once "interviewed" IWW. [sugg. by: TimT]

EvilPundit: Pseudonym (obviously) for real persona. Blogs at EvilPundit. True allegiance: dhinger (see blog). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Australian, makes funny images. [sugg. by: TimT]

BeerMan: Pseudonym (obviously) for real(?) persona, which became fake persona. [My current speculation is that BeerMan was "fooled" early on, figured it out rather late, then for a while continued to play along as a "dhinger" pretending to be fooled. -dustin. Subject to debate?] Blogger profile shows two non-maintained blogs. True allegiance: dhinger(?) (see all early comments). Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Very rightwing, likes beer, hates cops. [sugg. by: TimT]

The Plimsoul: Pseudonym. Apparent fake persona. No known blog; comments on Screaming Memes and presumably somewhere on TIWWWB(help?). True allegiance: Presumably dhinger. Alter ego of: unknown. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: Um... strange, anti-dhinger. [sugg. by: The Plimsoul, self-reporting]






BIO OF IRAQWARWRONG

-Lives in an apartment.
-Roommate's name is Phung, Asian & Buddhist, who likes baseball.
-Downstairs neighbor is named Arun, probably Indian, a pre-med student.
-Once worked for Google, apparently emptying the trash.
-Education: Audited some classes at Princeton Seminary. [diane]




SPECULATION/PROFILE OF REAL IWW

-Seems to have familiarity with rock/pop music from about 1980-current.
-Presumably conservative and pro-war (Satire Hypothesis).
-Numerous allusions to baseball points to being, not faking, a baseball fan.





LIST OF KNOWN & BELIEVED IWW SPINOFFS

Screaming Memes (Screaming Memes & daisythelamb)

nosoda (grimace)

The Iraq War Was Appropriate (P. Wallach Hedge)

The Iraq War Still Was WronG Still (cloverthe lamb(little))

The Iraq Was Was Universe (me :-)




[...under construction...]

NOTES

A "?" by an item denotes speculation/unverified.

Thanks to TimT for the inadvertently inspiring me to use "dhinger" in place of "pro-war". (If you don't know what a "dhinger" is, why are you reading this?? :-)

Name in brackets after a data point denotes contributor of data. No name means I knew it from memory offhand, myself. [dustin]

The story so far

Hi, my name's Dustin, I'm a college student w/too much time on my hands (what else could I be?), and this is a site devoted to a... remarkable little blog I started reading this summer, The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog. Most people think it's satire, but some aren't convinced, you make the call. Confusion abounds, people don't even know what to think about the many weird commenters there who sometimes speak in eerily the same style ("daisythelamb", "Pastorius", etc.) Are they real? Are they the alter egos of "iraqwarwrong", or "The Proprietor" as he/she sometimes styles himself? Well, I have my answer (I think they're all (mostly) real), but you decide.

What I'd like to do with this blog is simple: Sort it all out.

Here's the deal. This post is the first post. The second post will be the Master Post. It stays on top. It contains data which is relevant to the Iraq War Was universe. You can make comments below it, correcting this data, or suggesting new data, as you think appropriate. If it looks right (please source), from time to time I'll come along, add it to the Master Post & update everything. Be aware that I do, myself, subscribe to the Satire Hypothesis, so contributions based on the idea that IWW is real/sincere will not make the cut.

Eventually I do hope to open this up & make this a Team Blog to get others involved in the updating of the Master Post. If you're interested in being a Team member let me know. I'll have to be able to trust you however.

To get things started I'd like to suggest the following template for the Master Post,


  • Cast of characters
  • Bio of IWW, the character
  • Who's behind IWW?: Speculation and Profiling


-The Cast of characters is where we post information we know about each apparent individual and/or IWW alter ego in the Iraq War Was universe - this includes IWW commenters and IWW's seeming... friends. Are they real? Fake? Have their own blog? This section is for posting our best info on this subject.

Examples of entries which can go here...

iraqwarwrong: Pseudonym (obviously). Nicknames: IWW, IWR, The Proprietor. Fake persona(?), always in character. Blogs at The Iraq War Was Wrong Blog. True allegiance: Presumably pro-war (Satire Hypothesis). Alter ego of: Treacher?, Frank J.?. Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: see Bio section.

Jim: Pseudonym but could AFAIK be real first name. Nicknames: just Jim. Fake persona, always in character. No known blogs. True allegiance: Presumably pro-war. Alter ego of: Treacher? Known alter egos: none. Bio sketch: college student continually taking "lit crit" class.

Pastorius: Pseudonym (dead musician). Nicknames: Jaco Pastorius, Jaco. Real persona, sometimes fakes IWW style. Blogs at CUANAS, now under alter ego's name. True allegiance: pro-war (see CUANAS). Alter ego of: Nobody (primary blogger at CUANAS). Known alter egos: Screaming Memes. Bio sketch: Real persona opposed to anti-Semitism. Fake persona ("Jaco") based on the dead bass player, stories of crazy partying &c.

Screaming Memes: ....

etc.



-The IWW Bio section is for gathering and sorting information about the Biography of IWW the character. Where's "he" from? Is he a he at all (the debate rages - but was there an early slipup? or is the answer obvious?). How old? Likes/dislikes? Living situation? Education? To be canon, all IWW Bio information must come from (1) an IWW blog post, (2) an IWW comment to his/her blog, or (3) IWW comment to some other blog.

Example entries:

-Lives in an apartment.
-Roommate's name is Phung, Asian & Buddhist, who likes baseball.
-Downstairs neighbor is named Arun, probably Indian, a pre-med student.
-Once worked for Google, apparently emptying the trash.

etc.



-Finally, the Speculation/Profiling section is for trying to determine who's writing this daft thing. Is it really Jim Treacher, as IWW is fond of so often denying? Is it Frank J. or someone who knows Frank J. (my current theory/hunch - check out how IWW first hit the scene)? Is it Steven den Beste? The reason this is speculation is because one must read between the lines of IWW's posts; since it is widely (though not universally) agreed that IWW is a satire, if IWW writes "I once lived in Louisiana" in a blog post, that is not sufficient reason to think that the person behind IWW lived in Louisiana, since we all pretty much think he/she's lying about almost everything. But what does it say about the real IWW?

Example entries:

-Seems to have familiarity with rock/pop music from about 1980-current.
-Presumably conservative and pro-war (Satire Hypothesis).
-Numerous allusions to baseball points to being, not faking, a baseball fan.

etc.


And of course in the real Outline each data point would eventually be associated with some appropriate link to the source.

So if you want to help waste time with me, go and comment on the Master Post NOW. :-)

Enjoy!