There seems to be some confusion. Particularly with your interpretation of grammar, not my mistake in it, although I admit I didn't make the sentence clear enough. The statement in my signature was "brian d foy's embarrassment to Perl, and just a mean person." That sentence contains a possessive construct. So the signature suggests that I am the embarrassment to Perl, and I am the mean person. I do not mean to suggest that brian d foy is any of these things.
I also consider my grammar to be acceptable. The comment is in reference to a thread that turned into a slight argument, and particularly a post by brian d foy in which he said "I think you're an embarrasment to Perl in the same way you consider your victim an embarrasment to his company. It seems to me that you are just a mean person." I used the signature as a joke, not meant at brian d foy's expense.
I agree that maintaining the signature is not classy, and I will only not remove it from this post in order to maintain the context of the thread.
I'm very disappointed this got off-topic so quickly, and partially posted this obfuscation to balance the negative Tao I inflicted with my last unfortunate thread. chargrill, do you prefer Kramnik or Topalov?