I get mail!

Okay, I (occasionally) get unhappy emails from people other than unemployed plaintiffs’ attorneys, but this one was my first full bore, barely coherent hate mail, ever (verbatim):

There are real people out here and you son of a bitch play with your jokes and supposed wit and generally filled with shit garbage out of that pea brain of yours. Go find your own personal hell and stay there- forever! 

I am at a loss to explain this, frankly.  Were I heavily engaged in political debate I’d expect this sort of invective from some mouth-breathing moron, but I don’t get it.  I’ve looked over my last several posts, and none are of the "you should die, screaming" offensive variety.  Weird.

Anyway, my supposed wit is undamaged by this assault and my pea brain is already thinking up new jokes.  I just hope the correspondent gets back on their meds, and I get lost from their address book.


  1. Wow, Grunt Doc, I can’t imagine anyone attacking you that way. I have been reading you since atleast 2003. I have never read anything off color written by you. Takes all kind, doesn’t it?

  2. Hey, at least folks are reading Grunt Doc!


  3. Mrs. Fred says:

    The first comment that comes to mind is “Consider the source”. Since the writer is anonymous, just don’t let it rankle you. Actually the rant doesn’t even make SENSE!

  4. Goatwhacker says:

    Probably an attending that you called at 3 AM :-)

  5. Your supposed wit was never that big of a target anyway.

  6. Matt, I suppose this is your way of being funny. I hope so.

  7. I can’t wait for the day I get my first hate mail… Then I’ll know I really hit it big! :)

    Don’t let it get to you Gruntdoc.


  8. GD,

    In the future I’ll dumb it down for you so you’ll KNOW it’s funny.

  9. Matt (CJD?),

    I don’t think you could get any dumber

  10. And the witty repartee continues!

    C’mon JD, you can do better than that. Or, maybe you can’t.

  11. TheNewGuy says:

    Trolling again, CJD?

    Don’t worry, bro… we love just the way you are.

  12. David Ollier Weber says:

    I’m astounded that this was your first. Many people in this country (hell, let’s expand it to the world) seem to suffer from Tourette’s of the fingers. Especially when a keyboard makes a cowardly drive-by so easy.

  13. Actually, it wasn’t anonymous. He sent his name, though it was from one of the popular webmail host domains, so who knows, really.

  14. David Ollier Weber says:

    I guess when they’re working left to right (if that was actually the direction; hard to tell in this case) they don’t call your sexual orientation into question. That’s what I get, along with the startling hate-speech, when something I write strikes some moron as “liberal.” Oh, they’re out there, and they come in all the stripes.

  15. Congrats, GruntDoc!

    “You’re nobody till somebody hates you.”

    (via chartreuse)

  16. Congratulations on the flame mail.

    Rule number one for trolls and flamers seems to be: The potentially-troublesome posts will garner little or no response. The post you wrote about having a ham sandwich for lunch will bring out the loonies.