Friday, 7 May 2010

I won a prize.




I don't know what to say. I never got anything like this before. I feel blessed.


The citation in full (original here):

All words below are copyright

Franz de Byl
musician & music teacher
Goethestrasse 16A
10625 Berlin
49-30-8611000
http://www.franz-de-byl.com

(You should note that this quote is a serious infringement of Franz De Byl's rights to privacy, sanity, dignity, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I publish his words under the principles of fair use, with the above proviso.)



Franz de Byl: Panzerdivision John Candy

I created a new award for NWW suckers and internet wannabe vicious pirates - the name of the award is:
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The Major Bedwetter!
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And the winner iiiiizzzz:
Mr. Panzerdivision John Candy!
...whoever that is. Look at his blog
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http://panzerdivisionjohncandy.blogspot.com/2010/02/franz-de-byl.html
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If you're also wanting to gain this award some lovely day, you will only have to meet the following conditions:
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1. Search yourself a code name in using the name of a well known figure, actor, artist, cuban politician or DJ in combination with a term of the 2nd world war, Hitler or the SS, star wars or World Trade Center.
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2. Start a blog and create a profile about your pipe dreams to blow up your virtual person or avatar until you accept it as a reality yourself.
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3. Start boring the community with platitudes and commonplaces. You will get a lot of banal comments and grow up and get famous very soon...a star will be born!
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4. Enlarge your virtual life - register with new names like under 1 explained for any kind of internet communities, especially those who collect other people like you (last.fm, discogs, rateyourmusic etc.). Feel free in all united assholes forums.
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5. Try to piss on real people or muggles. Nobody can debar you - because you are and remain as nothing but an anonymous motherfucker at least. Nothing is more fun for a major bedwetter like pissing on s.b. with a real name and existence! Like a fucking dog or a fucking graffiti sprayer do on a fucking wall..
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6. Feel like what you are: a hero! You won't have much time left.
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Mr. Panzerdivision John Candy (...what a drag-name!) does all that with a maximum of quality and advance!
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Congratulation!!
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By the way: Last FM receives a DMCA complaint through Google at this time. So also this issue will soon be forgotten. To be real and to have a real name can be convenient sometimes, Mr. Anonymous Asshole! You will only enter the history books as THE MAJOR BEDWETTER - awarded through
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Franz de Byl
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musician & music teacher
Goethestrasse 16A
10625 Berlin
49-30-8611000
http://www.franz-de-byl.com
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By the way: Please feel free to write a comment but notice: I will only publish comments what are sent to me by real persons with a real and legal name and address - thanx
Posted by Franz de Byl at 4/21/2010 01:45:00 AM
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11 comments:

  1. Wow! You must be honoured!

    Franz de Byl? Isn't he that rubbish guitarist that nobody would have hear of if it hadn't been for his appearance in the prestigious NWW List?

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  2. He is a musiker UND a musiklehrer.

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  3. Gee, that's *amaaazing*. Isn't it?

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  4. Check out his latest bilge.

    Apalling.

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  5. If you still think this guy is anything but a troll, you're really not smart at all.

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  6. I'm not sure what Franz De Byl is, but I very much doubt he's a troll. Trolls seek out their targets, it is very unlikely that an internet prankster would just take over the identity of an obscure blues rock musician and wait for people to write about him. Also trolls would attempt to be funny. I think Franz is just mildly mentally ill.

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  7. I don't think there is a "real" Franz De Byl other than the fake, troll identity you are dealing with here.
    Like I said before, his name is an obvious pun on a mental desease in german and he claims to be german. There is no way he could be for real.
    Also, most trolls don't try to be funny, they try to be annoying, something this one is pretty successfull at.

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  8. But, unfortunately, Franz is a real individual. He has released real albums. He constantly posts his address, which features in real business listings as a music school, run by him. His albums, concert listings etc. can all be found. Excepting the slight possibility that the 'real' Franz De Byl doesn't use the internet (and that the 'fake' Franz De Byl does concert and business promotion for him for free for some bizarre reason) there is simply no way he can be a fake person. He's very real (and very crazy).

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  9. Ok, I actually did a little research this time and it seems like you are actually right about him being real. His name could be some self-mocking stage name or something.
    That doesn't mean he is not making fun of you, through. His retarded behaviour could be part of this act, in allusion to his name.

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  10. Franz himself notes 'And realize: "de Byl" is historically dutch and means "the axe" - you might stay anonymous assholes but some day you might get cleaved and schizophrenic -' A google search for '"de byl" -Franz' turns up plenty of other people with the surname 'de byl' or 'van de byl', the most obvious one a dutch doctor, and even an engineering firm in Nigeria called Debyl ltd. Just because someone has a potentially risible name doesn't mean they're not real. I know of a longbow manufacturer called 'Richard Head' (Dick Head) who is certainly a real individual, and so on. The idea that Franz may be conducting everything he does as a prank remains a possibility, but it just doesn't jibe. His motives seem very clear: he believes he was cheated out of royalties and creative control over his most famous work, and furthermore has developed a healthy brand of drug casualty paranoia, believing that, basically, the only people who are actually interested in his work are somehow conspiring against him to steal his thoughts once again, and completely misconstruing the most basic facts about the nature of the internet. I'd probably feel sorry for him if he wasn't so ludicrously childish and hilarious.

    And it really is absolutely inconcievable that a dedicated troll would post his real name, address and telephone number literally everywhere he goes. Even if he is deliberately antagonising people in a stupid manner, this is a sure sign of his strange naivete and craziness.

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  11. Well, it's not just his last name: "Grenzdebil" is a very common saying in German and means something like "bordering on mental retardation". In spoken language it sounds pretty similiar to his name.
    Now I know that "De Byl" is a legitimate dutch surname, but this guy doesn't live in the Netherlands. He is making music for a german-speaking audience. As a artist, he could go by any name he'd like, so I find it hard to believe that he would go by one that makes him look so ridiculous if he really want to be taken serious, even if it was his real name.
    So, this guy might really be that insane, it's really hard to say in the age of the internet. I just don't think it's the most likely possibility. In any way, you probably shouldn't have given him the attention he obviously desires so desperately.

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