The world-famous, Laughing Madcaps, Syd Barrett group has invented a new word: SYDIOT. Sydiots are those unfortunates whose very lives have been affected by their obsession with the Madcap.
These are the folks that try to match their Idol’s (imagined) LSD indulgence, play Barrett backwards to hear the hidden message, make a track out of the chipmunks voice, on Scream Thy Last Scream, slowed waaaay down, go on perfectly good Pink Floyd newsgroups and only talk about Syd, get on a perfectly good Syd Barrett newsgroup and act like a bird-brained loony, sign up to help distribute HYGIY? Volumes and then don’t do shit about it… more…
The Laughing Madcaps’ List Moderator, Kiloh Smith, claims authorship of the word:
“I started the Laughing Madcaps Yahoogroup back in 1999 because I was a fan of the artist formerly known as Syd Barrett.” Kiloh goes on to say, “The group grew very large, very quickly and soon I noticed that I was amongst some pretty strange people. The most afflicted I began to refer to as Sydiots; people who have left the realm of earthly concerns behind, such as rational thought and actions, because of their obsession with Syd.” Mr. Smith continues, “Most of the Sydiots cannot hit both cheeks of their ass at the same time with both hands; that’s how affected they are. They cannot follow directions. They cannot proceed in a rational manner. Unfortunately, these are the folks that signed up to help distribute Syd’s music in our famous ‘CD Trees’ back in the day. I thought: “’These Syd fans are idiots’” and the word was coined.”
The Sydiots have provided laughs, screams, howls of consternation and more to the members and Moderators of the Laughing Madcaps group. Some were even given names: Billy French the Molester, the Apostle Luke, Grimble Grumble and more. Grimble Grumble went on to Moderate at the loser Vegetable Friends group. The Apostle Luke is out in space somewhere. Billy the Molester is in parts unknown.
Another thing that Sydiots do is create and distribute counterfeit Syd Barrett tracks also known as: hoax tracks. Normal fans don’t know why they do this. Another brand of Sydiot listens to those same hoax tracks.
Kiloh Smith says: “These Sydiots also think of me as some sort of Bim Skala Bim Sydiot Leader. Like… I can help them *somehow*. They continually contact me off list or they think that I am some sort of God/Devil. I am but a man; I put my pants on one leg at a time.” Mr. Smith concludes, “Anyway, I coined this word. I just wish that they would leave me alone.”