For those of you not familiar with the story it goes like this:
Back in the 90's Turner Broadcasting commissioned an animated series for kids called Captain Planet - the idea was to present positive messages of hope and change to the kids re: how to help the environment, heal conflict, etc. In one episode they visited trouble spots around the world such as Palestine, South Africa and of course Belfast:
The portrayal of Belfast was so inaccurate that I had to do a 'piss-take' video making fun of Americans and their heart-felt responses to the Troubles:
As you can see from the comments there's not a lotta love for the Loe there: many did not get the joke and others just were not very happy with my contribution in general. Various comments include offers to 'kneecap' me and a few people suggested that I f**k back to the States. But my favourite has got to be from 'Silvest11':
"its not that we dont get ur sarcasm, its just ur a yanky wanker who shudnt even be allowed to say the word belfast never mind act the wanker an talk shit like u r, i hope i c u in my life u fucker so a i can knock ur fuck in!"
Now obviously in these cases one should be prudent and just report this threat of violence to YouTube and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. But of course I'm not the prudent type Dear Listener and have decided to give Silvest11 a chance to 'knock my fuck in'. To this end I did a little Interweb research and tracked down his Bebo page:
- I sent him a message regarding meeting up but got no response. I then sent a message to his 'Other Half of Me' contact on Bebo:
asking Lisa if she could pass along my offer of meeting up to Silvest11 - I got this message in response:
"i honestly dnt c wat the hell its got 2 do wit me!!! if u wana send a msg 2 him go ahead... i dnt c the need 2 go thru me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Hmm. No help there. I then decided to contact Silvest11 through his Ebay account, (where I see he recently purchased 'The Devil Wears Prada' which makes me worry - maybe he's not as much as a 'hardman' as he makes out to be - hopefully it's a gift for Lisa.
Anyhew, he finally got back to me through YouTube:
yes i would, u free 2mara, i could prob head in2 town if u want 2?
Success! The only problem is that, judging from his text speak he's half my age. This means that my tired old body won't give him the kind of challenge he needs. Therefore I suggest the following:
1) We meet in one month giving me time to train thereby offering him a real challenge, (while I train 'Eye of the Tiger' will be playing in the background CONSTANTLY).
2) We each sign an indemnity form, (already drawn up by my Legal Counsel), so that if either one of us loses let's say an eye or testicle we are each free from fear of lawsuit by either party.
3) We meet in a public place, preferably at noon.
4) No weapons of any kind to be brought, (including guns, knives, Dirty Mary's, etc.).
I listed the above to Silvest11 in a video message and got this response:
"cant remember if i wrote back 2 u or not, jus showed my mates ur video ther an i can safley say if im not free to knock u out ther will b some1 ther 2 but ur meltin me now so fuck off nobody likes yeeeeee!"
Hmm, now I'm in a quandary - first of all of course because I'm worried about Silvest11's memory problems, but second of all because I'm not sure if he's backing out or not.
Any suggestions on how to take this matter further would be welcome, (I'm already invested in this as have just bought 'Eye of the Tiger' on iTunes).
(Photo above of Silvest11 as seen on his Bebo Homepage)
UPDATE June 22nd, 2007: THE SILVEST11 MOVIE EXPERIENCE CAN NOW BE SEEN BY CLICKING ON THIS SENTENCE