Another challenge offered
April 4, 2002
Now that the ski race between Roger Marolt and the hypothetical Todd Coghi has turned out to be nothing more than a tempest in a teapot (read: hoax), it would appear that things have quieted down on the printed page. Not to be so.
Roger infers that the other guy was writing under a false name. But something makes me wonder if this isn’t a bit like the pot calling the kettle black.
Could it be that Roger is no stranger to sly doings in the letters to the editor forum, and how will he respond as I now call him to the carpet?
I’m willing to wager $500 (to be held by Andy Stone of The Aspen Times) that Roger has written under an assumed name in times past. This can easily be determined by a lie detector test, with the loser footing the cost.
Should Roger fail the test, I would then allow him to double up on the premise that I will be able to identify at least one of the names. Truth would then be able to prevail, but silence on his part would be an admission of guilt.
I ask the hard questions, Roger, and have hereby presented you with the dilemma of Hobson’s choice. The only thing worse is no choice at all.
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You now have a new penpal, Roger. The ball is in your court, and I’m not sure what I’d do in your shoes.