April 22, 2008

Benjamin Kepple "A Joke to America," Commenter Claims

ONE OF THE THINGS I enjoy about The Rant is that I get to see, through my comments feature, what people think about my writing. Most people who write comments are civil and well-meaning. Then, there's the guy who took issue with my post on basketball, which I claimed (and continue to claim) is not a real sport. My favorite line in the whole screed? "You're a fucking joke to America you lazy faggot."

It may seem strange, but when you're a writer, you don't just live for responses like that -- you think about making them into T-shirts!

Anyway, scroll down on the above link to see the comment in full -- and my response. I will say this, though: I don't think I've gotten a reaction like that since my college days!

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at April 22, 2008 10:18 PM | TrackBack

That's actually pretty bush league compared to the death threats and threats of physical violence we used to get. But you're still ahead of me -- no one has left me any angry comments yet.

Posted by: Geoff Brown at April 22, 2008 11:31 PM

Geoff: True! Ah, those were the good old days, weren't they? I still remember that one letter from the guy proclaiming I was the type of person he would not hesitate to hit with his car.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at April 23, 2008 12:50 AM
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