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(Washington Post)   Columnist responds to hatemail: "You intuitively understand, letters written entirely in capitals impress with their intensity. I would advise you adopt this form of communication for all correspondence, particularly job applications"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 227
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2010-01-04 10:52:10 AM  
Letter looks like it was written by your average Fark "independent".
 
2010-01-04 10:53:25 AM  
clever!
 
wee
2010-01-04 10:57:13 AM  
Latinwolf: Letter looks like it was written by your average Fark "independent".

No, more like some mouth-breathing necon.
 
2010-01-04 11:03:42 AM  
Boom! Headshot!
 
2010-01-04 11:08:23 AM  
EXCELLENT RESPONSE.
 
rmz
2010-01-04 11:15:26 AM  
You know a letter is going to be good when it starts with "DEAR DOUCHEBAG".
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2010-01-04 11:18:20 AM  
Paula strikes again.
 
2010-01-04 11:30:28 AM  
Re: RANdom CAPITALizATION and other secrets of angry letter writing!

Where was the random capitalization? Was it excised?

The letter is an obvious forgery, put together by one of Barack's minions.
 
2010-01-04 11:36:55 AM  
Friggin intellectual libs.
 
2010-01-04 11:54:30 AM  
CAPS LOCK IS LIKE CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME!
 
2010-01-04 11:55:18 AM  
cryinoutloud: EXCELLENT RESPONSE.

Indeed. It's too bad the two-digit IQ mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging teabagger who wrote the original letter is too farking stupid to realize the level of PWNAGE contained in this response.
 
2010-01-04 12:21:41 PM  
I'm surprised Freepers can write at all, honestly...
 
2010-01-04 12:45:49 PM  
USA! USA! USA!

farm3.static.flickr.com

/Weingarten's reply was great.
 
2010-01-04 01:01:54 PM  
fuzzwell: CAPS LOCK IS LIKE CRUISE CONTROL FOR AWESOME!

AWESOME!
 
2010-01-04 01:46:40 PM  
I love how that starts:

Thank you for your letter, which reminds me of some of the earlier essays of Thomas Jefferson.

:) Great response
 
2010-01-04 02:46:08 PM  
FARK YEAH CAPSLOCK
 
2010-01-04 02:46:09 PM  
Ah, a good witty column. I enjoyed it. Would certainly read again :)
 
2010-01-04 02:46:15 PM  
Fabulous response- I especially loved "my mother is unlikely to spread venereal disease, particularly because she is dead."
I'm wondering if the letter writer was serious...because if so, that's some scary shiat.
 
2010-01-04 02:47:27 PM  
Non-dairy creamer? Really?

/loved the response
 
2010-01-04 02:48:15 PM  
Agent provocateur?

Why is it when someone writes a nasty "conservative" screed everyone assumes it really was a "conservative"?

Why is it when someone writes a nasty "liberal/progressive" screed everyone assumes it is someone from Freepers causing trouble?
 
2010-01-04 02:48:47 PM  
Ah. See, fark can train you well.
 
2010-01-04 02:49:19 PM  
FTFA: In the future, include the number of Confederate flags that displayed on your rotting porch, a list of your misspelled tattoos, and at least two examples of your ability to Photoshop Sarah Palin's head onto the bodies of naked teenagers

Wouldn't the classy response not involve assuming this person is a southern redneck with confederate flags and misspelled tattoos? Ignorance breeds ignorance folks.
 
2010-01-04 02:50:46 PM  
Gimli_Gloin: Agent provocateur?

Why is it when someone writes a nasty "conservative" screed everyone assumes it really was a "conservative"?

Why is it when someone writes a nasty "liberal/progressive" screed everyone assumes it is someone from Freepers causing trouble?


Because they aren't as clever as you.

WAKE UP, SHEEPLE! FALSEFLAGOPERATIONINEFFECT!11!!TY
 
2010-01-04 02:51:22 PM  
i223.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2010-01-04 02:51:28 PM  
Gig103: I love how that starts:

Thank you for your letter, which reminds me of some of the earlier essays of Thomas Jefferson.

:) Great response


Yeah, that got a lol from me.
 
2010-01-04 02:51:32 PM  
If the anti-Federalist papers had been written in all capital letters they would have won the day.
 
2010-01-04 02:51:41 PM  
1/10.

Needs to learn to do more with less.
 
2010-01-04 02:51:45 PM  
Latinwolf: Letter looks like it was written by your average Fark "independent".

I am just wondering if this AMERICAN PATRIOT was once part of the Core.
 
2010-01-04 02:52:15 PM  
YEAH FOR CAPS LOCKS
 
2010-01-04 02:52:29 PM  
I'm guessing Ben Franklin would have "authored" some really kick-ass demotivators.
 
2010-01-04 02:53:05 PM  
WHAT?? WAS THAT WRONG??? SHOULD I NOT HAVE DONE THAT?!!1??
 
2010-01-04 02:53:06 PM  
10/10
 
2010-01-04 02:53:26 PM  
www.cslacker.com
 
2010-01-04 02:57:07 PM  
I thought it was teh libruls who photoshopped Sarah Palin's head on a teenager's body.
 
2010-01-04 02:57:28 PM  
I just use really big fonts. I figure if it was good enough for John Hancock...
 
2010-01-04 02:58:17 PM  
prekrasno: I thought it was teh libruls who photoshopped Sarah Palin's head on a teenager's body.

No. Its conservatives pretending to be liberals pretending to be conservatives.
 
2010-01-04 02:59:52 PM  
bartink: prekrasno: I thought it was teh libruls who photoshopped Sarah Palin's head on a teenager's body.

No. Its conservatives pretending to be liberals pretending to be conservatives.


I was told there would be no math.
 
2010-01-04 03:00:47 PM  
ski9600
http://www.cslacker.com/

Epic win
 
2010-01-04 03:02:31 PM  
I CAAAAAAAAAAME !
 
2010-01-04 03:03:25 PM  
As an editor, my favorite literary tactic is RANDOM EMPHASIS.

Example: When Jesus went to the cross and the veil was rent into it, it was SYMBOLIC. There is no excuse for you and I to not to have a relationship with God , allowing his WORD to become ALIVEin us.

/wishes he were joking
 
2010-01-04 03:04:20 PM  
That kind of response has two possible reactions.
One: the knuckledragger who managed to mash his fingers on a keyboard in proper sequence between shots of Jack and beatings of his wife and get the letter written in the first place won't have a clue what the columnist is saying, will get bored and wander off to shag his sister/cousin/sheep.
Two: said knuckledragger's head will explode with righteous indignation for being mocked by a liberal bastard like that and write an even better letter with far more mashing, exclamation points and claims of infidelity with inanimate objects, demanding that it be printed immediately or lawsuits will be filed for defamation of anonymous writers.

Needless to say, the more entertaining one for the writer is the second. I always liked to encourage that kind of reaction when I was writing editorials and columns, because they were so much fun to respond to.
 
2010-01-04 03:04:24 PM  
what a brilliant response
 
2010-01-04 03:05:49 PM  
sboyle1020: Wouldn't the classy response not involve assuming this person is a southern redneck with confederate flags and misspelled tattoos? Ignorance breeds ignorance folks.

This.

Columnist loses points for furthering elitist lib intellectual sterotype.

/farking hilarious, don't get me wrong
 
2010-01-04 03:06:54 PM  
Multiple exclamation marks: a sure sign of an unstable mind.

//yrs truly, the Opera Ghost
 
2010-01-04 03:07:58 PM  
Truly not news. Definitely deserves its place on Fark. I give it a 7/10. Room for improvement.
 
2010-01-04 03:08:05 PM  
wee: Latinwolf: Letter looks like it was written by your average Fark "independent".

No, more like some mouth-breathing necon.


@wee

That would be neo-con unless you mean something other than Neo-Conservative?
 
2010-01-04 03:08:41 PM  
Always entertaining to read capslock screed from someone you disagree with, and painful to read it from someone you agree with in principle.
Also entertaining to read some of the gleeful responses from many who would have used capslock themselves, were the original article about Obama or other liberal icon.
 
2010-01-04 03:09:06 PM  
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2010-01-04 03:10:48 PM  
{expletive} BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOL'D OUT LOUD!!
 
2010-01-04 03:10:52 PM  
Thank you, subby! I needed that.

Plus, the caps lock comments really have me going.

I love you, Farkers. What would I do without you?
 
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