The Dome, and why nicknames are not for Nick.
As we all know, there are only a couple of sites that interest themselves with Carl Webb and the circumstances surrounding his mysterious death. There’s here, then there’s the venerable Gordon Cramer and finally there is the man who forbids anyone to address him by his well-deserved nickname on his Cipher Mysteries site.
This is an unfortunate state of affairs as it is a well known fact that most of us revel in the creation and use of nicknames: I remember for instance a highly combustible company director I worked with who was known in the work-shed as ‘Towtruck’ … reason being it was widely thought he was heading for a breakdown. Then there was a yard maintenance man labelled ‘Speed Bump’ as he was in the habit of bailing you up with a long-winded anecdote every time you crossed his path. And how could we forget the classic ‘Wombat’, a nickname bestowed on someone known to mimic said wombat in that with regard to his social and mating habits as he too eats roots and leaves.
So my advice dear reader is to resist the urge to call The Dome, Dome when you use his illustrious site .. and whatever you do, don’t mention words like deforestation or denuded or anything that might draw attention to the gentleman in question having skin that defies follicular inhabitation, cranium-wise.