We have decided to add some comments in italics after yours.
Hi JC. You are the one who claims to be a rug scholar, not I.
RK has never once claimed to be a rug scholar. This statement about us, and others you wrote that are equally as inaccurate, are yours, not ours. We will gladly agree we are knowlegeable and have expertise but would never state we are a rug scholar either on this forum or any other.
In fact, I do not even consider myself a serious collector so why would you think I would want to even try to joust with you or compare "collections"?
Again you are fabricating statements and ascribing them to us. We surely did not state we'd want to compare "collections" with you, nor did we offer to joust with you, sir.
RK suggests you get yer facts straight and quit trying to put words in our mouth.
I have my own professional career and this is just an occasional hobby for me. More importantly, why would a serious scholar like you want to waste your time debating with someone uninformed like me?
When did we offer to debate anything with you? Was it in your dream last night? Or perhaps your afternoon siesta?
The purpose of my previous post was to make an observation about your general demeanor and approach to others who enjoy rugs and textiles, and to try to understand the basis for your self-designation as an expert.
1. Frankly we care liitle about your "observations", particularly because they are clearly prejudice and colored with mistruths and innuendo.
2. What, carl, could you possibly know about RK's approach to those who "enjoy" rugs? Are you speaking of clowns like price and filiberto, who enjoy playing as expurts? Or is it the cut and paste jobs the majority of their posts contain that show you they "enjoy" rugs?
As far as we can tell their "enjoyment" is limited to seeing their names in print on a piss-puddle of a website that more often than not presents mis- and dis-information as fact.
Oh yes, please excuse our overlooking their "enjoyment "of airport-art rugs they think/hope are something they are not.
3. "Self-designation as an expert"? Phuhleeeeeze, carl-boy, cut the crap.
RK is recognized by many as knowledgeable and our expertise has been proven over and over. We need not prove anything to someone of your ilk, my man. How foolish of you to think we'd waste our time doing something that is easily determined by your own efforts.
Oh, yeah, right again, carl -- sure you had trouble learning anything about us because you sit at the knee of the rug envious clown, steev price. Get off his lap, carl, and you might actually stand a chance of learning something -- not only who and what RK is.
Since you have not offered any more information about your own scholarly achievements can I assume that my previously stated understanding is correct?
So far the only thing you got right about us is our initials --JC.
I would welcome more information from you about your scholarly achievements so that I can better evaluate your expertise.
Would you like us to spit the info into your mouth after we chew it or before so you can cut your baby teeth on it?
Get real, carl, if you want to converse with RK, remember this is not romper room.
I hardly think that sitting back and inviting novices like me to submit to your invective and abuse amounts to more scholarly achievement.
Listen up, dingo: You come here spouting a bunch of hearsay BS about us and expect a red-carpet welcome and a glad hand?
You're lucky we don't backhand you into the cheap seats, carl.
Go do some investigation outside of professor clown's clutches.
Talk to people who are rug savvy about us -- you might actually learn something.
But don't come here with your shit-eating grin and service-station smile expecting to be treated like anything other than another spitball throwing clown who is trying to prove what he doesn't even have a clue about.