It's Oscars time. Somebody wake the Grouch.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

We Get Hate Mail!

Or more precisely, I get hate mail. I'm surprised it's taken this long, given the touchiness of a few participants in the 2006 Weblog Awards message thread I started. Still, it's about time. I've put in far too much time on it. Frankly, I think I've been too nice to some of the respondents there, but I didn't want to piss off the moderators too much, as they seem like decent types and are hard at work on the awards. Anyway, enough sausage-making...

anonymous.aa8c69b126 writes:

No wonder you weren't nominated...You're not funny.

Ouch, "anonymous.aa8c69b126!!!" What a stinger!

Here was the response "anonymous.aa8c69b126" received, just in case you're wondering:

This message is to thank you for the very first hate mail ever sent to The Dictionary of Unfortunate Ideas. We will be sure to send this along to Earl, as he has a frame prepapred for it. (Hallmark brand - Baby Bath - See: http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h118/mhalat/ced08712.jpg)

Apparently we had to work long and hard for it, because it's taken almost two years for someone to send us something negative. It's been nothing but glowing praise up until now and quite frankly, it's getting old. However, it's probably because Tom Cruise, Donald Trump, Ben Affleck, Britney Spears, or their lawyers, etc. don't actually read the blog.

Also, your message will have the honor of appearing directly on the blog, along with your name so that all of your friends and family will be able to share in this special moment with you...the moment where you anonymous.aa8c69b126 bravely stood up and told off The Dictionary of Unfortunate Ideas.

The message will also appear with the special comments of the contributor you directly addressed. We apologise in advance for any foul language, aspersions regarding your personal lineage, and references to your sex life that may occur in this response. Unfortunately, that's the sort of red meat, earthy, brutal response the blogging audiences of today demand. Just know it's all meant in good, clean fun!

Best Wishes and Write Us Again Soon!!!

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The Dictionary of Unfortunate Ideas
http://unfortunateideas.blogspot.com

Update: I will keep the mail. It's like a restaurant's first dollar bill...or health department warning.

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