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Amusement du jour [Mar. 29th, 2006|08:53 am]
Zoethe
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This morning, someone responded to my diatribe about noisy kids in restaurants with a nasty, anonymous comment, the standard insult fare.

I can't help but be amused at my reaction to same: "Hate mail?! Coool!!!" To me, hate mail just means I've hit a nerve.

Living with theferrett and reading some of the vicious invectives hurled at him over the years has, to a degree, inured me to the damage that such comments are intended to inflict.

But a lot of it is the sophomoric content of the comments. They generally amount to: "You're wrong! And you're so stupid you should die! And you're fat, too, so nyah!" That's not an argument; that's throwing plastic toys in the sandbox. You think telling me I'm ugly because I'm fat is going to hurt me, coming from someone who hasn't managed a cogent counter-argument and who is too chickenhearted to sign a name?

Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.
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[User Picture]From: sobrique
2006-03-29 01:58 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.

This has to be one of the best put downs ever :)
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[User Picture]From: raylenetaskoski
2006-03-29 02:00 pm (UTC)
it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA. That's the best thing I've heard since "whatever. next time use a pencil"

(a 6 year responding to her cousin's mispelled and scribbled messy letter insulting a friend of her's in which the cousin had used a pen)

...raylene
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From: williaej
2006-03-29 02:00 pm (UTC)
But...but...

I like crayons sometimes. They've got this whole nostalgia thing going for them. It's fun to make out the grocery list in crayon because then it looks pretty!

-=-

Was it annonymous UKTroll that seems to so love Ferrett's journal? Because that dude is hillarious to screw with.
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From: williaej
2006-03-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
On review, it seems that perhaps it *IS* UKTroll, unless UKTroll has inspired a copycat.
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From: genuinechris
2006-03-29 02:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry, just wanted to stir the pot a little.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 02:48 pm (UTC)
You think you're funny.

;-)
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[User Picture]From: suzieboz
2006-03-29 02:03 pm (UTC)
I hope that you replied with either proper verbal raspberries or so eloquently that they have to use a dictionary to look up the words they used.

People like that: Two words - no class. If you want to spark an argument have the balls to sign your name so one knows who they are retorting to!
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[User Picture]From: lubedpumpkin
2006-03-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
*applause*

I hate the "you're fat!" insuluts.

Gee, yeah. I carry this around every day. I hadn't noticed!
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2006-03-29 02:08 pm (UTC)
YAY!

Uhm, you know.
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[User Picture]From: ser_kai
2006-03-29 02:17 pm (UTC)
Bah! Cowards!

I haven't always agreed with your hubby but at least when I didn't, I tried to say why.

Generally, I'd be in meltdown & unable to, though. :-|

As for your last post, I dislike undisciplined little brats, too.
When James & Brad were young, we went places where they wouldn't misbehave or there was somewhere they could play without annoying anyone. That or they didn't go out with us.
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[User Picture]From: daemonnoire
2006-03-29 02:24 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.

I have the sudden urge to metaquote you.... May I?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 02:52 pm (UTC)
Go for it!
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[User Picture]From: pleepleus
2006-03-29 02:25 pm (UTC)
I will tune out a name caller faster than George Bush can say "Nucular".

If calling me a name is the best you got, you aren't worth my time or attention.
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[User Picture]From: xforge
2006-03-29 02:26 pm (UTC)
So... they're... DEFENDING people having squalling hellspawn kids in restaurants... by calling you fat?

Hey homey, I gotcha fat right here. = )

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[User Picture]From: ohhjuliet
2006-03-29 02:49 pm (UTC)
I agreed with Gini in that post and was reprimanded for it. I shall now have to rethink my entire belief system to comply with the person offended by my parenting style...
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[User Picture]From: randomknowledge
2006-03-29 02:29 pm (UTC)
This got me thinking... what is the crayon mightier than? A pointy stick? A cardboard pirate sword?
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2006-03-29 02:52 pm (UTC)
A letter opener.
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[User Picture]From: roniliquidity
2006-03-29 02:33 pm (UTC)
I peeked out of curiosity, from the tone and use of the metric system, it's probably the "hob" chowderhead.

Now I'm wondering if Hob Chowderhead has kids. There seems to to a be a correlative relationship between bad parents and how upset they get about any criticism to parenting ability. It's like they believe there's a consensual reality where there is nothing you can do to raise a well-behaved child and as long as they don't here otherwise they can pretend it's true. Thus, ANY mention a parent is responsible for their child's behavior is a direct attack to them.

Or Hob Chowderhead just sits and reads journals all day, insults at hair trigger readiness, looking for something, anything, he can use as a tenuous justification to fling his poo. Poor Hob Chowderhead.
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[User Picture]From: aehallh
2006-03-29 02:37 pm (UTC)
There seems to to a be a correlative relationship between bad parents and how upset they get about any criticism to parenting ability.

Amen to that. Because I'm a parent, and I don't get upset about such things. Some people ARE bad parents.
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2006-03-29 02:47 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.


Gini....this is why I heart you so. So very, very, very much.


I agree with you that the random trolls just show you've made it in the blogosphere. The only time I can think of, that this bothered me, was in relation to your hubby's journal.

I had written a comment in his journal one night, when I was in bad shape, and way doped up on meds. Around the same time, I had written a very personal and heartfelt post in my own journal.

A couple of hours later, I went back and re-read what I'd written in theferrett's journal. And I realized that what I had written was so poorly phrased as to be nearly incomprehensible. So, I commented on my OWN comment, and mentioned that it was terribly written.

I went to bed, and when I got up a couple of hours later, a bunch of spineless idiots had come to MY journal, and commented on how poorly written MY post was. They picked out sentences that to this day, I can find nothing grammatically wrong with, and blown them to shreds. I mean, I guess it's a compliment to your your hubby that he has un-solicited minions, but it bugged the hell out of me.

Ferrett totally defended me, saying that it was stoopid of them, and (this is the part I thought was WAY cool) that if I HAD thought his post was terribly written, I had the right to say so.

It wouldn't have gotten me so much, except that it was such a personal post I'd written in my journal. But, that is the danger with posting publicly. Also, it would have been nice if they were blasting me for making a point, instead of them being too dumb to realize that I was responding to MY OWN COMMENT. I didn't touch a nerve because of what I said, but instead because of who they thought I was criticizing.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't encourage people to go into the journals of others ("Fly, my winged monkeys!), but it does happen on occasion. It is the hazard of a public journal.
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[User Picture]From: fragiletender
2006-03-29 03:01 pm (UTC)
OK, so what does 'you're fat' have to do with anything? What a lame and pathetic insult. Are we supposed to run off crying just because assholes they tell us we're fat and ugly when they disagree with our opinions? Well, fuck that. It's the oldest trick in the book when it comes to putting women down.

I'm fat and yet I can wipe the floor with brain dead shrimps like this because, oddly enough, despite being fat I'm still intelligent. Shocking, isn't it...

And the crayon line is just priceless, Zoethe, I must try to remember it.
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[User Picture]From: thestalkycop
2006-03-29 03:07 pm (UTC)
"Hate mail?! Coool!!!"

That's always been my reaction - I kinda miss having an open blog. Hate mail has always put things in perspective. I may be having a crummy day, but at least I'm not the sad bastard who goes trawling the net looking for things to hate.

I miss my old nemises. She found out that I have CHD and a close friend of mine was deaf and set out on a crusade to make us kill ourselves, because, y'know, only normal people are allowed to live. She then threatened to kill us, at which point my friend tracked her IP number and threatened to set the police on her. Probably a good time to get rid of the psycho, but at the same time... I miss the funny!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 03:11 pm (UTC)
Really crazy is a bit tougher to deal with. I can see why you went private.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2006-03-29 03:18 pm (UTC)
A line of truly awesome proportions, sweetie. But the editor in me cringes.

"Vicious"!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 03:28 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what you're talking about.

[whistles innocently]

(Thanks. And, damn I hate it when I do that!)
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[User Picture]From: candiedheart
2006-03-29 03:21 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.

This has to be one of the most awesome things I've ever read.
I didn't respond to your entry yesterday, mainly because I didn't want to be like "When I was a kid, I wasn't ALLOWED to be loud and obnoxious in a restaurant."... because I don't have kids yet. But you can be sure when I do, I hope to be as good a mom (and as respectful to others) as my mom was in that regard.
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2006-03-29 03:28 pm (UTC)

nasty, anonymous comment

Sometimes it doesn't even matter whether the comment is annonymous or not....to attack someone because they have a differing opinion is immature. Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one....and some I'm grateful aren't mine....LOL.
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[User Picture]From: yndy
2006-03-29 03:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.


Going on my info page with attribution...
Brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 04:00 pm (UTC)
[bows low]

Thank you, m'lady.
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[User Picture]From: icefacade
2006-03-29 03:32 pm (UTC)
ahahaha "not a crayon" that was classic. I'll have to remember that one.
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[User Picture]From: missysedai
2006-03-29 03:40 pm (UTC)
Here via metaquotes, though I've been here before via Ferrett and why the HELL didn't I add you to my flist last time??

I've gotten the "Oh yeah? Well you're fat and ugly!" response many a time. And then there were the CF people who called my house and threatened to murder my children. They're great fun, too!

Welcome to our dumbed down American society, where "You're fat!" is considered scathing witticism and words of more than one syllable are elitist snobbery.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2006-03-29 04:02 pm (UTC)
Hi again. This person, however, was from Berlin. So stupidity is international! Whee!
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[User Picture]From: jfargo
2006-03-29 03:42 pm (UTC)
Man...I want to be cool enough to get hate mail.

*laughs*

Okay, I think maybe I want to be ~interesting~ enough to get hate mail, but you know what I mean.
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[User Picture]From: cathubodva
2006-03-29 03:59 pm (UTC)
Dude, it's the pen that is mightier than the sword. Not a crayon.

This needs to be a t-shirt.
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[User Picture]From: listenshesings
2006-03-30 08:27 pm (UTC)
I seriously had the same thought. bumper sticker potential!
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[User Picture]From: epa_flip
2006-03-29 04:16 pm (UTC)
And this is why you're a good read/are on my fiends list.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2006-03-30 12:21 am (UTC)
UHH,...Don't you mean friends?
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