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Scandal among the Home Theater Forum's own

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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   Alex Spindler

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Posted April 01 2003 - 06:33 AM

It turns out that previous well respected HTF member Scott Weinberg has been caught plagiarizing his reviews. Betraying all of the faith the public previously had in online critics, Mr. Weinberg was seen entering a warehouse on April 1st where the particular mechanism for his plagiarism was being maintained. It appeared that he would copy the reviews by his idol, Richard Roeper, and would then proceed to give a hardcopy version to Koko. Koko, we have come to find out, is a 12 year old chimpanzee that Mr. Weinberg had stolen from the set of Dunston Checks Out. Koko would retype the original review and add his own witty commentary to make the plagiarism less obvious. Captured here is Koko at the time that the Online Critic Honesty Society (OCHS) authorities raided the warehouse.

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It appears that Mr. Weinberg's nefarious scheme was shattered by an anonymous tip. When questioned, it turns out that Koko had been trying to break free after a heated argument regarding Scott's instance that 2002's Rollerball be #1 on his published Top 10 of 2002 list. Following questioning, it appears Koko will be following her dream of being the first publicly simian film critic, challenging the "oppressive specie-ism of the critical film world".

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#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted April 01 2003 - 07:38 AM

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I need to see if Scott has reviewed Gorillas in the Mist.
¡Time is not my master!

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Scott Merryfield

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Posted April 01 2003 - 08:05 AM

Well, this explains Scott's fanatical devotion to getting all the Bonzo films released on DVD. Posted Image

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Jeremy Stockwell

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Posted April 01 2003 - 08:13 AM

PUDDY: Right, Koko. That chimp’s alright. High-five.
You brought two too many.

#5 of 9 OFFLINE   MickeS



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Posted April 01 2003 - 10:11 AM

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#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Jim_C



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Posted April 01 2003 - 03:07 PM

I KNEW it!

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You want to upgrade again?!!

#7 of 9 OFFLINE   JohnE


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Posted April 01 2003 - 07:32 PM

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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted April 03 2003 - 02:17 PM

I knew it. The guy's a pathetic hack and I can't imagine anyone of any intelligence enjoying his reviews.

Damn monkey-user.

#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 04 2003 - 03:36 AM

Koko simply MUST be invited to the next Scooterpalooza.

I'm thinking guest of honor here....


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