Monday, September 25, 2006

I get hate mail

Every once in a while, I find some hystrionic tirade in my inbox. It's always an anonymous commenter of course, and sometimes I have trouble finding which post the comment was left on. This was the case this morning. What I find over and over again is that the most vicious of comments are always replete with spelling errors and exude closed-mindedness.

Here are some gems:

* If your a left wing communist loser that loves to rape children up there ass because your gay, than Montreal is the place for you.

Wow, four errors in one sentence. And the sentiment just warms the cockles (I said cock, tee hee) of my heart.

* I could go on and on, but I must say Quebec women are sluts, putes, all have AIDS, ugly, disgusting, they look like men with lipstick, and we are a disgusting melting pot

Ten bucks says you're single and bitter.

* And oh by the way, the Anglos used to control Montreal when it was prosperous; lets just say downtown Montreal is equivalent to bombed out Iraq

All I see downtown is new construction and working people. I would use the word "vibrant" to describe it. Your comparison is like saying broccoli is equivalent to ice cream.

If you want to read the full text of the comment, it's on the post from Sep 6th.

While I'm horrified at the sentiment, I'm also grateful for this morning's blog fodder that it supplied.

31 comments:

toobusyliving said...

I never get hate mail. :( No Blog fodder there for me. Hope you have good week.

BTW: What's a "pute?"

The Lone Rangers said...

Wow you're like famous and stuff...lol. Sounds like he hates Quebecois (sp) and other French Canadians too.

Lemuel said...

Despite how stupid and irrational the hate mail is, it always has a way of getting to you if even for a moment. As you indicated the language, the disconnect from what has actually been posted, and the simple ranting reveal that the problem is in the transmitter and not the receiver.

I haven't know you that long, Torn, but I've known you long enough that you handle this kindof crap well.

My only fear is that as I comment (or post) and you see my dyslexic typing, my stupid grammar mistakes, and my rants (mild mannered reporter that I am), you will mistake me for such. (I hope not! LOL!)

As for your last statement, you are a whiz at taking topics and turning them into interesting and stimulating posts. Kudos always!

Spider said...

Why is it the angry and crazy can't spell...

GayProf said...

How can people possibly hate TornWordo? They are obviously in need of psychiatric care.

It’s interesting that the quotes that you selected all imply that the authors are Canadian nationals. What is up with that?

Finally, I can’t spell. It’s true. If it was not for computers, most people would think that I am functionally illiterate. As a child I spent all my time learning to do the Bewitched nose twitch instead of learning spelling. Don't think less of me.

Snooze said...

By some miracle he spelled 'loser' correctly. Most people get that wrong. I find these sorts of anonymous commenters so, so sad.

nongirlfriend said...

Your hate mail sounds fun to read!

Jason said...

I wonder how they found you.

Like Peter, I don't get any of those fun emails.

Dantallion said...

I've gotten a few of those from time to time. As you've shown here, they can be a lot of fun - just by virtue of the fact that they make it so easy to create comedy with it.

And Snooze: It's not such a big deal that he got 'loser' right - I would imagine it's just like spelling his middle name...

St. Dickeybird said...

The upside to email like that is that these losers are entertaining.
You can't take an illiterate schmuck like that seriously!

Ps. I'm jealous - I've only received hatemail once, and it actually turned out to be a compliment from Knottyboy!

Chunks said...

What the hell is a pute(s)??? I'm almost 38 and have never heard of this, and I've been around the block. I'd google it but I'm afraid of what I will find.

Do you have Sitemeter? It can help you track the hater. Although, you are far too busy having an actual life to chase haters around the internet. I could do it for you though...

Perry Neeham said...

My first few hate-mails got me down a bit. You can't but hep but thinking perhaps they are right in some tiny way? But now I realise that they ARE as mad as a hatstand I just think they're funny and to be enjoyed.

Ed said...

Those who send you hate mail are extremely jealous of you. In their own childish way they are trying to express their envy. As Shakespeare said, " Their vestal livery is but sick and green, and none but fools do wear it".

Doug said...

Wow, the term blog fodder is actually in the urban dictionary.

And I wish I hadn't looked up the meaning of "pute."

Sorry you get deranged visitors to your blog, Torn. You don't deserve it.

Timmy said...

I never get any of the good ones!

David said...

Same here. I'm way too uncontroversial.

Rey said...

"Pute" must mean whore, I guess in French? All I know is that "Puta" means whore in Spanish.

Is it true that Quebec women look like men with lipstick? I ought to be careful if I ever visit there! I would not want to make up with a woman. :)

The world is full of scum, like Martha Stewart once said as she was being sent to prison, "...what are you going to do?"

Em said...

Wow, just like Morford! If you are raising the wrath of types like this you must be doing something right.

Also, spelling came easy for me, but now that I know I could have been practicing the nose twitch I see that my youth was misspent.

Dantallion said...

For the record, Quebec women are uncommonly beautiful - mostly, I suspect, because they have a very European approach to style, fashin, grooming etc (except, of course, for hairy armpit syndrome)

Steven said...

That's no fair!

Why did you have to post my "anonymous" comments for everyone to see?

Kidding.

**

And, I've received some, shall we say, negative comments, before and due to the fact that I'm sensitive and have a heart (contrary to popular belief, you nasty bitches), it hits me.

Enemy of the Republic said...

I'll read it. I get hate mail too. Some of it is posted; some of it are emails. One day I am going to post them all. I cannot imagine why someone sends you hate mail unless they are a total fool. I read blogs all the time that almost dare you to say something rude and no one does. Yet those who simply write honest blogs get the flak. Face it, they are cowards and probably living in my home state. Grrr, it makes me mad.

Sunshine said...

Geez, is he/she serious? And the intellectual prowess is simply astounding. It is an artform to say so much that means so little. Maybe your secret admirer should run for US presidency. :P

Rebekah said...

Some people just have far too much time on their hands. I mean really. A hate mail because you like where you live?

Plea-eeeze.

_Psycho said...

Now I have proof that Tornwordo blog is the source of all evil ! ;)

Ok maybe not....

Mark in DC said...

I simply don't understand how anyone could possibly find fault with Torn's blog. You're smart, articulate, gorgeous - need I go on?

Knottyboy said...

I just love big, fuzzy, hairy, gargantuan, musky, did I mention big?, man balls. That little pig puke doesn't have any. Pitty.
Kisses on you huevos bubala,
kb

Kalvin said...

why do I never get crazy hate mail like this?

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I only received one piece of hate mail. I wrote the New York Times and they published my letter. The letter defended smokers' rights (I've never smoked, but I think the persecution smokers endure is awful). Anyway, some asshole writes me -- anonymously, the coward -- and chastizes me. He addresses me as "you smokers." Prejudice to the nth degree.

Don't give any credence to anonymous letters. They don't think enough of what they write to put their name on it. So it isn't worth considering.

The Persian said...

Yikes, I don't get any hate mail either, a stalker once who turned out to be a 50something year old married guy but at least it was something. :)

PLEASE don't take offense to this but my experience visiting Montreal was very (visually)unpleasant. I guess maybe because I had come from Toronto (which is immaculate) and in comparrison, well come to think of it there was no comparrison.

Just my two cents, I did see a good deal of the city too!

Kevin said...

I LOVE when the ignorant folks prove their ignorance not just by opening their mouths, but by spelling things incorrectly when trying to make their point.

Love. It.

S. said...

Wow...I have not received hate mail in a while *knocks on wood* and hope it stays that way.