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(Dorkly)   John Cleese is too important to write notes to people like you. Please remember that he is very, very, very, very, very, VERY important. Here is a photograph of him to remind you of how important he is   (dorkly.com) divider line
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2014-11-14 4:33:08 PM  
Mr. Rogers > Jesus
 
2014-11-14 4:50:53 PM  
That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.
 
2014-11-14 5:00:55 PM  
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I love any letter with Space Ghost in it.
 
2014-11-14 5:30:53 PM  

Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus


Why would someone ask what his middle name was? I'm more curious about his first name.
 
2014-11-14 5:38:49 PM  

fusillade762: Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus

Why would someone ask what his middle name was? I'm more curious about his first name.


Fred. Fred McFeeley Rogers.
 
2014-11-14 5:48:21 PM  

TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.


I thought the Bowie one just before it was the best letter to a fan possible until I read that.
 
2014-11-14 5:58:24 PM  

TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.


I was thinking the same thing. What a great response.
 
2014-11-14 5:59:36 PM  

R.A.Danny: TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.

I thought the Bowie one just before it was the best letter to a fan possible until I read that.


Same here. What a great link.

/thanks subs
 
2014-11-14 6:15:04 PM  

Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus


There was an XKCD cartoon once of Mr. Rodgers.  It talked about the one time the cameras were still recording, and he got on the phone and had an argument with his wife.  He said something like, "I always remember how lucky I am to have you in my family.  Never forget how special you are."

Mr. Rodgers was the last human alive who was exactly what he appeared to be.  A genuinely nice person.
 
2014-11-14 6:22:15 PM  

TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.


Yep, they got incrementally better, and they started strong to begin with. This was a great link, and from one of those goddamned sites everybody posts on FB that is filled with ads and a minimum of 4 pages, no less! Seriously, these diply, dorkly, guff sites all suck ass, this is prbably the first time I've enjoyed one of them

And for people who like these, I recommend http://www.lettersofnote.com/ .  It's a pretty easy place to kill a few hours.
 
2014-11-14 6:35:37 PM  

Cpl.D: There was an XKCD cartoon once of Mr. Rodgers.


Found it.
 
2014-11-14 6:47:32 PM  
I loved the David Bowie one. He seemed genuinely interested in this person writing to him from the US.

We live in such an accessible "global village" these days, you don't see that kind of wonder and curiosity anymore.
 
2014-11-14 6:54:33 PM  

TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.


Yes, that was amazing!
 
2014-11-14 7:02:25 PM  
As an aside, John Cleese's autobiography is actually quite funny, and if you read it in your head, in his voice, it's even better.
 
2014-11-14 7:06:15 PM  

PirateKing: As an aside, John Cleese's autobiography is actually quite funny, and if you read it in your head, in his voice, it's even better.


I don't have it, but I can't imagine reading it in anyone else's voice :-)
 
2014-11-14 8:05:23 PM  

TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.


It makes me wonder if Amir ever made it in the industry. If anything, to possibly have John Kricfalusi as a reference would be huge.
 
2014-11-14 8:14:10 PM  
Joe Biden, as always, wins the internet.
 
2014-11-14 8:18:33 PM  
"Am I too pessimistic about life a hundred years from now? Maybe I have spent too much time with scientists and not enough time with speechwriters for politicians. For all I know, even bag ladies and bag gentlemen will have their own personal helicopters or rocket belts in A.D. 2088. Nobody will have to leave home to go to work or school, or even stop watching television. Everybody will sit around all day punching the keys of computer terminals connected to everything there is, and sip orange drink through straws like the astronauts.
Cheers,
Kurt Vonnegut" - 1988

and here I am reading the internetz, and sippin' on my gin and juice.

/no straw, though
 
2014-11-14 8:22:25 PM  

The Continental Op: "Am I too pessimistic about life a hundred years from now? Maybe I have spent too much time with scientists and not enough time with speechwriters for politicians. For all I know, even bag ladies and bag gentlemen will have their own personal helicopters or rocket belts in A.D. 2088. Nobody will have to leave home to go to work or school, or even stop watching television. Everybody will sit around all day punching the keys of computer terminals connected to everything there is, and sip orange drink through straws like the astronauts.
Cheers,
Kurt Vonnegut" - 1988

and here I am reading the internetz, and sippin' on my gin and juice.

/no straw, though


Sorry, that was a letter on the Letters of Note website, mentioned earlier.
 
2014-11-14 8:49:05 PM  

Mikey1969: TonnageVT: That last letter was just phenomenal. I can only imagine how the recipient felt when he read that.

Yep, they got incrementally better, and they started strong to begin with. This was a great link, and from one of those goddamned sites everybody posts on FB that is filled with ads and a minimum of 4 pages, no less! Seriously, these diply, dorkly, guff sites all suck ass, this is prbably the first time I've enjoyed one of them

And for people who like these, I recommend http://www.lettersofnote.com/ .  It's a pretty easy place to kill a few hours.


You Bastard. I don't have time for that. Seriously, cool site. Thanks. And the letter on there from today is a letter written home by a soldier at the end of World War I. Which reminds me, I have a box of letters written home by my grandfather to his sweetheart, later his wife, from his station in France during that same war.
 
2014-11-14 9:04:16 PM  
The letter from John K. what phenomenal. That was some great advice on many levels.

All of these were great. Steve Martin's is funny but the last line really nails it.
 
2014-11-14 9:10:04 PM  

PirateKing: As an aside, John Cleese's autobiography is actually quite funny, and if you read it in your head, in his voice, it's even better.


I read your post in his voice.
 
2014-11-14 9:51:05 PM  

Cpl.D: Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus

There was an XKCD cartoon once of Mr. Rodgers.  It talked about the one time the cameras were still recording, and he got on the phone and had an argument with his wife.  He said something like, "I always remember how lucky I am to have you in my family.  Never forget how special you are."

Mr. Rodgers was the last human alive who was exactly what he appeared to be.  A genuinely nice person.


Richard Simmons seems to be like that too, to pick the subject of a recent thread.
 
2014-11-14 10:34:05 PM  

Sensei Can You See: fusillade762: Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus

Why would someone ask what his middle name was? I'm more curious about his first name.

Fred. Fred McFeeley Rogers.


After all the pedophilia scandals that have gone on, I pretty much figured "McFeeley" was a nickname.
 
2014-11-15 12:00:47 AM  

Cpl.D: Calmamity: Mr. Rogers > Jesus

There was an XKCD cartoon once of Mr. Rodgers.  It talked about the one time the cameras were still recording, and he got on the phone and had an argument with his wife.  He said something like, "I always remember how lucky I am to have you in my family.  Never forget how special you are."

Mr. Rodgers was the last human alive who was exactly what he appeared to be.  A genuinely nice person.


THE definitive article about Mr. Rogers.
Can You Say...Hero?
 
2014-11-15 8:56:15 AM  
McFeely Rodgers sounds like a fake name the Brits would make up for an old perv.
 
2014-11-15 11:48:29 AM  

El Dudereno: PirateKing: As an aside, John Cleese's autobiography is actually quite funny, and if you read it in your head, in his voice, it's even better.

I read your post in his voice.


Best audiobook ever: The Screwtape Letters read by Cleese.
 
2014-11-15 12:34:53 PM  
Framed on my wall:

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2014-11-15 12:46:29 PM  
I met Mr. Rogers once.  I can personally confirm that everything about him was true.
 
2014-11-15 3:26:16 PM  
I met Vonnegut once. He was tall and professorial and polite. He made outrageous jokes with a deadpan expression and was seemingly bemused by the idea of a promotional tour.
 
2014-11-15 3:42:17 PM  

I am Groot: Framed on my wall:

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Very cool!
 
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