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Some writers of letters to the editor are stupid ... this is worse

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ondeadline, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Folks, if the newspaper couldn't catch that typo, maybe they were runing the letter to stir up discussion.

    Maybe they'll run an editorial supporting her point of view.

    Just read some of the other letters they run. Some of them read like Yawn's posts.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    BoingBoing reader says "It's a tongue in cheek joke...a quick search of the authors name on the NWAnews.com website reveals a long history of tongue in cheek & snarky letters to the editor."

  3. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Sheryl Crow's toilet-paper rant is a joke, and now this?

    There's no one to believe in anymore.
  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    <a href="http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/daylight.asp">
    Snopes has a link about this. The letter is real, but it's satire.</a>

    If you call this lady's work number, the voice-mail message tells you to get a sense of humor or a life.
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    I'm disappointed and relieved at the same time.
  6. jimmymcd

    jimmymcd Guest

    And you, POO, are surely an ass.
  7. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Connie isn't a she, Connie is a man.
    Just like the twist in Crying Game.

    [quote/]Hot gas
    Arkansas Times Staff
    Better keep your eye on Hot Springs attorney Connie Meskimen. He’s a card — not to mention something of a minor Internet celebrity.
    In recent days, several readers have noted Meskimen’s April 16 letter-to-the-editor in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Therein, Meskimen claims that “a plot by the liberal Congress” is to blame for last month being the hottest March on record.
    “This should come as no surprise to any reasonable person,” he wrote. “As you know, Daylight Saving Time started almost a month early this year. You would think that members of Congress would have considered the warming effect that an extra hour of daylight would have on our climate.”
    Thanks to the Internet and websites like fark.com, Meskimen’s letter soon went global. The result has been a flood of interest from those trying to set him straight, including interviews with radio stations in El Paso and Baltimore, calls from as far away as Canada, and a college professor from the University of Pennsylvania who wants to use the letter in her class. And the calls are still coming.
    The joke is on them and Meskimen, after playing dumb for a bit, lets callers in on the laugh. Calling himself an “agent provocateur,” Meskimen said he’s written letters to the editor on other subjects, but this was his first attempt at satire. He has been amazed at the response.
    “It’s probably sort of fitting that all this happens about the time Kurt Vonnegut died,” he said. “It’s like a Kurt Vonnegut story… I find the thing just absolutely bizarre.”[/quote]
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