I posted an entry about haircuts back in July of 2008. We’re talking 30 months ago at this point. Yesterday (it’s November 2010), I get TWO comments posted:
you, sir, are a total asshole for making such overgeneralizations about everyone and using language that is very offensive to a lot of people. if you actually expect someone to listen to you at all, then you should actually consider that the people you are insulting are, in fact, people too and they are not cutting their hair in an unconventional fashion just because they know it annoys you.
to be honest i have short hair and ive probably had more men than you could ever hope say that i am beautiful. i feel bad that you are so alone and have to insult others. people are allowed to do what they want and everyone is beautiful.
Honestly I haven’t been back to my own site since July of 2010. But I got two emails (from the two comments) that pulled me back in.
After checking the comments, I could see the IP address of the commenter, along with whatever email address and name they choose. Fortunately for me it looks like this person used an email address that has been used for other things on the web before.
So I searched for firstname.lastname@example.org
Birthday June 30th.
OK, I have to keep digging:
Searched for redredrose666 (aim address)
A myspace.com site shows up (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&sqi=2&ved=0CBwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myspace.com%2Fiamnotnormal%2Fphotos%2F3998332&rct=j&q=redredroses666&ei=tFHhTIq1MpSinQfWlondCA&usg=AFQjCNFcMO1zBLAJtABdmzSE-8mIng0sGQ&sig2=cwsQddYBISR1AHJdgkClpQ&cad=rja)
Says 20 years old, from Dublin, and Lappi Finland. While I can’t say for certain, I doubt someone from the Northern Europe area would want to come to a college in Virginia. So I’ll just assume the location is false.
The other post was here:
No results for that. I would figured it was some sort of SPAM except that the message was fairly non-bot like AND it was a continuation of the previous post.
The IP addresses used point to JMU.edu
The average SAT score is 1145 – that’s equal to roughly a 25 on the ACT. Not too bad for Virginia, but it’s still no Ivy league school – it’s barely better than some of the state-run schools in my area.
I ended up searching for the only name given, but that’s yielding 24 results.
So I have two options: take the higher road and leave it as it stands or respond. Obviously she’s grinding my gears, so I’ll respond:
Thank you for your recent comments on my Blog at http://what-grinds-my-gears.com in response to a posting back in July of 2008.
You can rest assured that our QA department will investigate your allegations to the utmost of their abilities. Damn, I had to fire the QA department because they wouldn’t cut their hair properly.
I find it rather funny that you took the time to write up not just one, but TWO comments regarding haircuts on a post over two years old. Apparently those who speak or write what is on their minds are “assholes”.
So who else would you consider an asshole? Do you consider Obama an asshole? How about Martin Luther King Jr? Is he an asshole for speaking his mind? Rosa Parks? Asshole?
If we’re all assholes for utilizing our First Amendment Right, then you, ma’am, are a bigot and a racist.
Your second comment left me a little aghast – how to respond to the fact that you just called yourself ugly? You know who says “winning isn’t everything”? It’s the people that are losing. Who says “everyone is beautiful in their own way”? Ugly people.
Oh, here’s a little life advice from a guy: Guys are pigs. We will do almost anything for sex. It’s all about math – calling a female ugly to get in her pants will work less than 1% of the time. But call a female beautiful and the odds improve drastically.
So, to conclude this matter, you’re now an ugly bigot. Congratulations. Enjoy Virginia.