God bless the Internet for allowing people like this to gather in one single medium and fully express their outrage at the world. Here's an example of some of the supportive emails I've received since yesterday!
|On 9/3/05, Saul Good [email protected] wrote:|
serves you right asshole, plus your daughter is a dirty slut.
Note: my daughter is two months old, so she hasn't even had a chance to become a slut yet! That happens when kids turn 11 years old in America. Feel free to email me back then and we'll see.
|On 9/2/05, english man [email protected] wrote:|
Yeah, god forbid I donate over $3,000 to a relief fund while I'm concerned with getting my business running! I should, instead, be spending my time insulting people through email! Thanks England! This guy also sent three other emails, threatening my wife and family and bragging about knowing our home address. It's nice to know that during a national crisis, people still have time to threaten my wife and two-month old baby.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Internet makes you stupid.
On 9/3/05, Pat Gerz [email protected] wrote:
Well Pat, we never once "mocked the hurricane." Zack mocked the news media's infatuation with the pre-hurricane "let's offer nonstop coverage and panic and fear just so we'll make advertising revenue and big ratings" scheme that every news network does every time they think they can capitalize on our fear. Some of you people need to lose your knee-jerk reaction. And we're sorry we don't feature the same brazen, award-winning apathy as you. We'll work on it though, and until then, please inform us what emotions we should have and when.
Also some of you people seem to be conveniently forgetting SA / Zack raised over $22,000 to buy armor plating for the US soldiers in Iraq. Some of the folks on our forums raised over $6,000 to buy toys for children with fatal diseases in hospitals. But hey, I guess apathy is awesome and I'm a real asshole, right?
It's nice to know that in a time of crisis, people all across the Internet can band together in the ultimate sign of unity, forget all their differences, and join forces to spend all their time and energy trolling people.
Thanks to all the people who've send colocation / hosting offers, and to the folks spending their time trying to insult me over email: you need a better hobby.
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Cons: causes bad nightmares. I used to have to eat beef until I passed out to have these kind of terrors, but this machine does it for me every time I fall asleep inside it.
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