March 28, 2004

Best Hate Mail Contest

About a year or so ago, I got into an online spat with a moonbat in the yahoogroup Global-M, that prompted my adversary to Googlehunt my name. She thought she was really onto something when she found an old page for a flamewars group that I had belonged to. She posted her find to the list and linked to it with an "Aha! Look what I found!" - I believe she thought I'd be embarrassed....

Mensa membership is no guarantee of intelligence. Apparently, Ms. Hsu had not considered the possibility of a page edit. When list members clicked on her link, this is what they found;

Quote of the Day
"I am a big fat idiot. I should have never linked to this site. It was a mistake to spend all night on google searches. I should have gone to bed. I should have put down the bourbon. My deepest apologies. --Tanya Hsu."

For whatever reason, it seems she didn't recheck the page after making the post, so remained blissfully unaware of the change. Then, a few months later, Tanya's new employer did a Googlehunt on her name....

This prompted an email exchange, which she crossposted to her groups, cc'd to an unidentified lawyer (who remained curiously silent) . She demanded that my Mensa membership be revoked. It finally culminated in this:

Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 14:09:31 -0400
From: Tanya C. Hsu
To: Catherine McMillan
Subject: Re: Flamer Rips Mensan

You stupid fool. You stupid stupid fool.

I work with a government department in Washington DC. You have *no idea* of what and who can make life very difficult for you.

You ought to rethink fast.

The black sedans are still parked outside my house.

And so, this brings me to the purpose of this post - What is the best email threat or hate mail you've ever recieved? Use the trackback feature to link to this post, or share it the comments. You may also enter over at Wizbang where I'm doing a bit of guest blogging. I promise an appropriate prize for the winning entry.

Even Tanya can play if she likes.

Posted by Kate at March 28, 2004 2:27 PM

It is long ago archived but I can paraphrase my favorite.

I once had a dingbat woman from upstate New York accuse me of hacking into her computer.... While it was turned off!

I actually held no animosity to the woman and tried to calmly explained that you can't even use a computer while it was turned off, much less hack into it...

But it was to no avail.. She was on to me.


Posted by: Paul at March 28, 2004 10:51 PM

Feh. You don't get truly sublime hate mail unless you're a Jew.

This nutcase manages to tie in Jews, aliens, government conspiracy and my elementary school:

I hope you like this funny, but sadly true, saying:

First they take your foreskin and if you don't assimilate into their hives they take the rest of your manhood!

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at March 30, 2004 12:22 PM



Posted by: MiC at May 20, 2004 4:00 PM