One of the unintended consequences of writing regularly on a public web site is all the "fan mail" you accumulate.

This just arrived a few moments ago:

I can FU-- with the best of them, but a public forum isn't the place for it. I accidentally stumbled on your so called web site, and find it to be very sophomoric! The little shit with the big mouth MUST BE HEARD I guess. I grew up during the Depression in South Buffalo, and we had people like you for lunch!
Wade Starbuck

I really have no idea how to respond to that.

Do I invite him over for lunch?

Posted by jzawodn at February 24, 2006 08:10 AM

Reader Comments
# Matt said:

That's a great idea. Invite him out to lunch. At the least you can talk to this person and see if they are misguided or just nuts.

Although, I would tape it. That way if they are nuts you have one hell of an mp3 to share with us.

on February 24, 2006 08:27 AM
# Gerald Buckley said:

If you have a hard time responding to emails... don't waste time spending a lunch hour with this doofus.

Keep doing what you're doing. It seems to be working!

on February 24, 2006 08:36 AM
# pmp said:

If this guy really grew up in the depression, I highly doubt that he can FU-- with the best of them. Maybe this guy is a vi@gr@ spammer and wants you to believe that his stuff really works. Now that would be an interesting lunch conversation.

on February 24, 2006 08:43 AM
# Joe Beaulaurier said:

Sometimes they make it so easy to recognize them for what they are.

on February 24, 2006 08:51 AM
# Erik said:

I find it ironic that the guy's last name is Starbuck

on February 24, 2006 09:22 AM
# Charles said:

Do you have any idea what set this guy off? Or is he just objecting to you in general?

on February 24, 2006 09:47 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Beats me. That's the whole messge. He provided no context at all.

That's what makes it most amusing, I think.

on February 24, 2006 09:50 AM
# James Day said:

You haven't received enough fan mail yet. Not worth wasting time on even if it is amusing. :)

on February 24, 2006 10:38 AM
# Ajay said:

If s/he grew up during the Depression in South Buffalo, s/he must be at least 75. Going senile, perhaps?

on February 24, 2006 10:40 AM
# Josh Hallett said:

Invite him to brunch, that way you get the jump on him before he can eat you for lunch.

on February 24, 2006 10:46 AM
# Joe Grossberg said:

God, you're oblivious.

He says you're a "little man" with a "big mouth". He wants to "FU", but in private. Skip the lunch and just go right to bed with him!

on February 24, 2006 11:02 AM
# Todd said:

Hey, I'm jealous! No one offers to have me for lunch, and, not that i'd take them up, offers to perform lewd acts either. :)

on February 24, 2006 05:27 PM
# Rob Steele said:

He must have seen your post about how to give oral sex to bloggers. He did say something about eating you. Recommend you pass on lunch.

on February 24, 2006 09:57 PM
# qqtn said:

I just added Smartest Guys and War Within to my Netflix queue! I can't wait! But I too am surprised that Mr. Direct-to-Consumer is suggesting Amazon instead of some downloadable method... ~M

on February 24, 2006 11:28 PM
# IT中国 said:

very well.

on February 24, 2006 11:29 PM
# Mike said:

This is why I don't delete flames in my blog comments.

They're so amusingly stupid.

on February 25, 2006 11:23 PM
# Ruben said:

This guy east pieces of shit like you for lunch!

on February 26, 2006 07:10 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

All hail Happy Gilmore. :-)

on February 26, 2006 07:14 AM
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