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Why A Reader Wants Me To Get The "F*ck" Out Of Here!
Tim, a man of great taste (in that he is a fan of my
website!), wrote in to give me a gentle telling off
for featuring a swear word in the title on my main page. Here
is our discussion...
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2009 21:11:11 -0800
Subject: Home Page of wilywalnut
You are excellent at communication skills and I question
why you have utilized a "fucking" in your main page. I send your link to many
intelligent people and find that technique to be well
beneath your level of Life and attainment.
Please consider changing this to something more
appropriate for you and your friends and potential friends.
I enjoy every one of your emails and look forward to
getting them each day but I would hate to see them open in
We just published our webpage of our first group of
green products to make things last. We have many more
innovations coming soon but these will pay the bills and
fund the next generation of products. I will keep you
posted! I thought you might like to see what some of your
friends are up to out here!!
Here's my reply, defending my
From: Wily Walnut
Subject: RE: Home Page of wilywalnut
Date: Sunday, January 4, 2009, 4:14 PM
Thank you so much for your email and for your gentle
My reasons for using "F**k**g in my title were:
1. An expression of a particular energy. Totally amazing or
totally fucking amazing? To me the latter has more
oomph and expresses some of the harder energy that is
needed to break through to your creative being.
2. Attention grabber at the end of a headline, like the
sound of an Indiana Jones whip lash!
3. Awareness of age-range of most of my readers -
4. A disinterest in verbal taboos. To me a word is a
word. It is how it is imbued and the intention behind it
that makes the difference.
5. Acknowledgement that most people are slightly
hypocritical in their denouncement of bad language. None of
us like it as a staple diet but most of us resort to it
when we stub our toe. It's a perfect outlet at such
6. As a warning shot across the bows that some of the
material on my site discusses ideas that some might find
offensive. Death, sex, God... etc and that I am not afraid
of expressing myself in the common vernacular.
7. Just because I can. :)
I have no level, no attainment, I am what I am. A word is a
word. Merely a sound. Not something to be feared or
despised because it has become associated with people,
experiences and attitudes that you fear and despise.
A very good exercise is to take the worst word you can
think of and say it over and over with love, until you can
say it with as much love as you would say 'I love you' to
your sweetheart, mother or child. You unhook all your
previous negative associations with it, and turn the curse
into a blessing. It's an interesting and enlightening
process. It doesn't mean you are then going to use it with
your sweetheart, mother or child! You are just changing it
in your mind. Becoming free of that particular bit of 'idea
Now I've spouted some of my justifications, let me
acknowledge your reasons for pointing it out.
I don't think I have ever used any swear words in my email
letters, however, I can see that some people might find it
a bit much to be hit with this in the first sentence of
landing on my website. So I have amended it. It is a lazy
syntax and it has lived on there long enough so I've given
it the old heave-ho!
I consider myself very lucky to have friends like you who
care enough to take the time to point this out as a
potential issue. Thank you. And I am grateful that you have
shared with me some of the amazing innovations you are
making regarding the sealants and bonding agents that will
protect and preserve wood and stone and help to make things
that last and serve for a long time.
May I again thank you and wish you the best of success,
happiness and fulfilment throughout 2009 and beyond.
To which Tim replied with great
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 18:19:19 -0800
Subject: RE: Home Page of wilywalnut
Happy New Year again! No need be discrete in saying
anything to me. I have no taboos and will not tap out of
any conversation no matter how unusual it may be to my
senses! I have been through your wonderful eclectic site
and never have I been offended, that would be me reacting
poorly to a challenge. I have been daily prodded to do
better, to think deeper, to wonder why I have been able to
utilize telekinesis a few times when very sad or angry and
not be able to find the "switch" for a voluntary
implementation of that power. Please do an article on why
everyone wants to bend spoons. Is it perhaps because it ran
away with the dish?? Baffling!! Yes, I have a silly often
scatological humor which exceeds most peoples tastes!! You
would no doubt be amused at some of the things I say!!
One last point on the main header...... again it is not
to me or others who have tasted of your thoughts and
enjoyed your sharing of wisdom and links, it is to the new
viewer who gives three seconds or so to see if this site
interests them. OMG!!!! I may have clicked through and not
become a Wily nut and missed out on so many adventures so
far!! We market too and though I've been told we CANNOT
underestimate the intelligence or the desire for crass
comments from the general public I believe your target
audience is a bit more cerebral and need a line like
"Aliens grabbed my penis while I was asleep last night"!!!
Well, how about "Traditional thought patterns and the
scientific method declared obsolete in the 21st century."?
Ah, I've wanted alien sex ever since the Star Trek spoof
scene where the line goes "eeeeewwwww, that's just not
right"!!!! Just not right somehow seemed just right to me
so you are coming to realize it was not from a censuring
attitude I wrote to you. I want more people to know about
you and have sent a good thirty to see your site and did
not want them to see Matt Furey though he is a master
marketer!! I have often uttered "Totally fuckin' AMAZING"
as we go through our experiments. We are also working on
some interesting electromagnetic machines that hold
promise. One of our scientists is a PHD chemist/EE who is
I will with your permission steal the phrase "I have no
attainment, I have no level". As I tell people I know
absolutely nothing because the more I know the more I know
my ignorance of what CAN be known!! Yet I still thirst for
every tidbit and grab it like a chicken after a junebug! I
guess I am over your age group, I am 56 and have not yet
reached adolescence! I am sending all ages to you including
scholars from China going to school in Lund Sweden (20
years old and do better papers in English, their third
language, than most here do in their primary language)
Teach Spanish to our kids? Heck we cannot teach English! I
also have a group of students in Hondurus who are enjoying
you. Keep this up and you will be a rumor in your own
time!! I have studied Spanish for the last five years and
can get along OK but I need six months away from
I have found in the past if I repeat a word enough it
loses ALL meaning, have you had that happen? I question
everything and tell my friends that 80% of what we hold to
be inviable truth will be laughed at in a century. Our
doctors, quacks, our physicists like flat earth people but
that's OK, just don't get ossified and close your mind to
new thoughts! I have a real interest in forward looking and
enjoyed that link.
Well, thanks for your time. That's the most precious
thing we have to share. I am hoping you can touch many more
lives. Thanks again for all your effort and I hope you
realize how valuable it is to me and my small group of
Keep up the great work!
To which my reply goes as
Subject: RE: Home Page of wilywalnut
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 17:42:40 +0000
Wow, what a fantastic message! I've just got in from a long
walk in the snow (spookily listening to a Matt Furey audio!), face
a-glowing, and I was quickly warmed by your email. I was
immediately struck by the thought, "I want to read more
of what Tim's got to say."
You have a terrific sense of humor and turn of phrase that
I would love to see immortalized in print.
Beauty of the internet is the freedom it gives you to share
your thoughts, ideas and insights with others, and to find
an audience around the world who connect with what you have
to say and how you say it. Something to think about...
Your enthusiasm is contagious and much needed. There are
people desperately waiting to hear what you have to say!
They may not know it yet but they are!
I feel the world is missing out in a big way if we don't
get that suggested headline out there -- "Aliens grabbed my
penis while I was asleep last night"!!!
(I love it! And eerily true :-0 -- they needed to "bone
Sounds like you are pretty busy though doing serious life
changing work. Electromagnetic machines? You the new Tesla?
Hope so! Mucho needed!
I'm so grateful to have you on my side, and very much
appreciate the referrals. Hope I can justify the
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