I'm not entirely convinced...
...this is for real. It's too odd.
Yes, it's a welcome return for Flame of the Week. Presumably ignited by this story - although the subject line suggests an accumulation of tinder. From: ozgur yigit Subject: re register storys Date: 28 January 2009 16:58:09 GMT To: Andrew Orlowski YOU BUSH LOVING CRICHTON READING MUDERING EVIL YANK SCUM!!! IM AMAZED A UK …
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... but I couldn't find a fault with his sole climate change article this week. Seemed like perfectly good journalism to me; we all know from previous op-ed pieces that he, ummm, doesn't agree with outlets such as the BBC on current climate change science but that piece was entirely neutral. Or maybe the flamer thinks Orlowski is some sort of witch and will melt if he comes into contact with water?
Ok I think mr. ozgur needs some Valium and little time out. But it meets the classic FoTW requirements. All caps, massive punctuation, no discernible point, etc. So over all nice job ozgur and congrats on getting your rant published in El Reg. Now be a good psycho and go back to your corner.
BTW we need a FoTW book choc full of all the best, I can only imagine the mountain of potential material you have. Some come on guys lets have it, I'm sure it'll be a hit :-).
Paris, cos she has more brains than all the authors of all the FoTW letters combined.
Reasonable effort, but it was basically due to the CAPS and !!!!!!s. (there wasn't even a 1 in there!!!1!, FFS)
Spelling and grammar were too good (for FOTW). "Yank scum" was the closest to swearing that he (?) got there. He did say "Bush", though. Not really steaming-coming-out-of-the-ears material. Sounds too much like a conscious effort -- which pretty much invalidates FOTW contention status, doesn't it? (I thought FOTW was something that have to come from the "reptilian part" of the brain, you know, unfiltered by niceties like a neocortex)
A 5 out of 10, I'd say.
"YOU, BUSH LOVING CRICHTON READING MUDERING EVIL, YANK SCUM!!!"
Don't think anything of it, a love of being out in the bush doesn't make you a cretin, it just means he can't spell. How is "Murdering Evil"? Being a cheap bastard, I've been waiting for the paperback to come out. Finally, don't take his advice, yanking scum isn't all it's cracked up to be.
...was the best. If I'm not mistaken, Andrew is not a Colonial at all...so this should be
YOU BLAIR LOVING CRICHTON READING MUDERING EVIL LIMEY SCUM!!!
There! Done my part for the editorial desk! Now to buy tickets to my place on Eluthera just a couple of miles from the Pink Sand and down some frosties made with real rum...
I thought you euro-folk were all one big happy family and yet you cannot muddle through one broken english email composed by some poor eastern european fellow who was clearly lumbered with one of those dodgy dell keyboards with no shift keys - just caps lock. Allow me to assist and defang this ravenous wolfpack.
YOU BUSH LOVING CRICHTON READING MU[r]DERING EVIL YANK SCUM! [ I am confused as to whether you are violent right wing american, or a heterosexual snuff fetishist who spends a lot of time in airport bookshops, but in any case, I address you]
I[']M AMAZED A UK SITE PRINTS YOUR LIES! [I am unfamiliar with both the definition of "lies" as well as the generally variable standard of the British media, but on the up side it means I am in a perpetual, rapturous, state of amazement]
YOU CLEARLY OWN LOTS OF OIL SHARES AND YOU ARE AFRAID OF THE TRUTH! [I expect from your general demeanor that you are prudently invested with a broad portfolio including resource stocks and I also expect that you, like all of us, find it difficult to come to terms with some of the harsh realities of our existence. To be human is to fear. You are my brother and I love you.]
I HOPE YOUR HOUSE IS NEAR THE SEA HAHAHAHA! [I sure wish mine was. Hahahaha.]
WHY DONT YOU AND YOUR FELLOW SUPPORTERS JOIN THE HUMAN CIVILISATION NOW THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR EVIL DICTATOR AND STOP WRITING THIS RUBBISH [With the general freedoms we all possess in the absence of an evil dictatorship, I welcome you and your friends to come see me and my Human League tribute band "The Human Civilisation". Don't feel as if you have to work. We play Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Old Lamprey's Arms. Please buy a CD. We need a new Korg]
check out the rest of the Windows Live [Microsoft didn't have the decency to leave it be with Windows Live]
More than mail–Windows Live™ goes way beyond your inbox. [It goes way too far]
More than messages. [Frustrated, eventually some stalkers cross the line and become truly dangerous. We help them across the line]
A different "Anonymous" wrote:
"cuddly polar bears"
Those wouldn't, by any chance, be the same cuddly polar bears that make the ice (and their own cuddly fur) turn red with the blood from the cute cuddly SEAL PUPS they're EATING, now, would it?
Guess it's okay for bears to kill things, just as long as humans don't kill things. Same principle for wolves and other blood-thirsty predators. People want to protect wolves and bears and other natural-born killers, but not protect humans or other types of animals.
- U.S. vegan who doesn't buy into all of the left-wing liberal stuff.
</OT ranty lecture-type thing>
...where was the hint at anti-semitism in this flame? Can't believe he forgot to add it. Or maybe the treehugger hasn't graduated to the upper echelons of eco-socialism where all is revealed (the belief that Jews rule the world and can only be brought down by destroying modernity and free markets by returning to environmentally friendly savage patriarchal tribalism).
I never considered you 'Bush lovers...' (those are very infrequent on the far left side of the Pacific (England/Britain and Euro in between)...
The poster of the diatribe, btw, probably never read Ayn Rand, and doubtfully correctly knows much of anything ( to include: maners, civility and good humour.)
Keeping in mind one of my most liked quotes:
If everything you know is wrong... You know nothing.
Well, keep up the good work. Even though sometimes I disagree, you are a source of good information.
Hope you read this before the hang-over hits.
I might say I have found something they are qualified for...
A microsoft using anti Western-ite...
That's just comical in itself...
Come to think of it... are anti globalisationists all Linux users? Do none of them own Ipods, or clothes from PriMark... or use cheap shampoo from Aldi?
There's no class to rants these days, and no purity to the protaganists either...
Paris, because she doesn't pretent to stand for anything moralistic.
"Is it just me, or are these "weeks" a bit far apart?"
The Truth(TM) is that Vulture central moves at a speed much closer to the speed of light than we do. Therefore, given Einsteinian physics, time passes slower for them (and they are much heavier too, but don't really tell them that; that'd be rude), and what looks like a week to them is months to us here. Simple as that.
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