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January 29, 2004

So when I returned home today, there was a special message just for me left on the voicemail. I rarely get a voicemail on the land line, so I eagerly checked it while saying hello to the cat.

Turns out a certain someone from some blog didn’t like how I commented on a post earlier today in regards to the Plame case. The post the person wrote was rather drawn out and meaningfully confusing. It was the first time I had been to the site, and I liked the writing. Hell, I even put the blog in my favorites, under blogs. The comment I left was exactly as follows:

Uhm…. what? I think I’ll have to read that again. Or at least spew it out to some other people.

That’s it in its entirety. This comment so upset the person that wrote the post that he looked up my home telephone number (no doubt by going to internic or something similar) and left a voicemail asking me not to post on their site again, then stated that “you really are a stupid cunt.”

I personally thought an email would have sufficed.

Unfortunately, I deleted the voicemail immediately after listening to it, and being rather pensive, I just sat and thought about what I could have possibly done to make this person so pissed off at me. Then I realized that I really don’t care. The comment was given in a joking manner. Though I can see how things can be misconstrued online because there’s nothing like tone of voice or body language, I can’t imagine how anyone could have taken something like that so seriously as to think it a personal jab and want to spend the 5 cents to call a complete stranger long distance to call her a “stupid cunt.”

I’m obviously not posting the url to the site here. If you want to go to the trouble of finding it, you can. I won’t be visiting again, true to the person’s demand. I just really don’t care enough for people like that to even warrant giving them more traffic.

The Evidence: The actual post. The actual comment.


Jeezus that's creepy. Makes me think twice about blogging. For about a nanosecond.

Posted by: Auntie Sarah at January 30, 2004 7:15 AM

yeah, i was talking to my friends about it last night after posting this, and got even more creeped out. I looked up the guy's supposed name, address, and phone number via internic, but i don't think it's actually his, as the address is in ohio and the phone number is in PA. i think i'll keep it around for a while, though.

Posted by: devlyn at January 30, 2004 8:05 AM

this guy is a major fucking asshole with what probably amounts to a major fucking complex about his dick size.

Posted by: zach at January 30, 2004 8:17 AM

You take an idiot, add way too much free time, and you've got yourself... Well... An idiot with way too much free time.

Posted by: jared at January 31, 2004 5:20 AM

hee! jared! thx for leaving a comment. even if it does say nothing in particular. ^_^

Posted by: Devlyn at January 31, 2004 12:18 PM

Yeah, that seems to be a running theme in everything that I write.

Posted by: jared at January 31, 2004 11:25 PM

oh my god.

that is AWFUL.

like really AWFUL.

i'm so sorry you had to deal with this jerk. what a complete jerk. how did he find out your number though? i had no idea people could do that! scary.

Posted by: j-a at February 3, 2004 4:56 AM

when one owns a domain name (ie. somethingclever.net), you have to post contact info, basically available to anyone unless you pay an extra fee to have it be hidden. you can look up info on sites like internic.com and godaddy.com. i have since changed my info to be less invasive, which i should have done a year ago.

Posted by: Devlyn at February 3, 2004 8:15 AM