The Cursed “LGF Operative”Posted: November 15, 2010
I thought I’d follow up on the “hat tips” thread, and comment on a distinction of even higher status within lizardoid culture: The LGF Operative
Front page “operative” recognition is an especially cherished honor, and LGF threads that adorn them have traditionally featured much congratulations in the comment section (usually including the lizard in question making an appearance akin to taking a bow). The list of individual recipients is short, and they are considered true heroes in the lizard army.
At least, for a day or two.
Reality check: As I found out with some scanning and cross referencing, the LGF operatives have an alarmingly high casualty rate. Here is a chronological snapshot for individual recipients, along with their current status (linked to Nodrog’s summary, if applicable):
- reaganite (banned)
- evariste (banned)
- zombie (banned)
- rayra (banned)
- Nordish12 (banned)
- Peter Verkooijen (banned)
- kirly (banned)
- NoSubmission (banned)
- Macker (banned)
- kasper (?)
- Douglas Bass (?)
- babbazee (banned)
- Ringo the Gringo (banned)
- Killgore Trout
- Gus 802
Note: Several of those on the list received the honor more than once, and in the cases of zombie and kasper, many times. Please comment if I missed anyone.
There’s a lot that can be made of that list, not the least of which is the fact that “operative” status doesn’t appear to provide a “get out of jail free” card when it comes to the ban stick. Moreover, a casual observer might look at that list and wonder if the distinction is accompanied by a painted target.
Those of us here at DoD will see this as further evidence of what we already know. The Grand Lizardoid demands discipline, loyalty and unconditional agreement. For even the LGF operatives who stray from the line will be tossed out, or worse:
From LGF operative, to “fanatic creationist freak”. That’s harsh. In addition, Zombie’s now a “back-stabbing little creep“, and Macker’s an “asshole“. (I heard that BabbaZee was an “unhinged lunatic”, but someone is going to have to help me with a direct reference to that one)
So for the lurkers, keep this in mind when you feel the itch to be the next “lizard on the street”, or if you’re in the mood to pen another LGF love poem. Was CJ really duped by all those folks?