Year-End Letters to the Editor
December 31, 2005 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Many letters to the editor are unfit to print, but that didn't stop one of my local papers from saving them up and printing the most entertaining today. Among the gems are complaints about ugly feet and phallic WalMart trash cans, as well as the astute observation that the "Frenchies" own a lot of foreign cars. Registration may be required. I took the liberty of creating a metafilter/metafilter account.
posted by ewagoner (20 comments total)
bugmenot: grenada/grenada
posted by mathowie at 10:12 AM on December 31, 2005

Did someone declare today to be RegistrationRequiredFilter day?
posted by secret about box at 10:21 AM on December 31, 2005

Half a tree, philosophically, must ipso facto half not be.
posted by furtive at 10:26 AM on December 31, 2005

Har har. Some crazy people out there. From the phallic-shaped trash letter: What is next? Doors which resemble vaginas? Anus-shaped windows? I kinda like Anus Shaped Window for a username.
posted by marxchivist at 10:29 AM on December 31, 2005

Oh yeah. Who cares about Katrina? Doesn't effect li'l ol' provincial me. (Double points off if the letter writer, decrying criticism of Bush, strongly supports the war in Iraq.)
posted by raysmj at 10:36 AM on December 31, 2005

Thank was awesome. Thanks for sharing.
posted by k8t at 10:37 AM on December 31, 2005

Well, maybe the writer's engaging in dry wit. Well, probably is. Never mind! (Were there other letters decrying the coverage earlier? Guess you'd have to read the paper all the time to understand.)
posted by raysmj at 10:44 AM on December 31, 2005

A great deal more stuff in a similar mocking vein can be found at:, a database of Internet-based insanity.
posted by sindark at 10:46 AM on December 31, 2005

So what's the footnote to "Œsexualizing"? Does it appear in the print version? I'm looking at the OED and I don't see why anyone would write that.

Also, the letter to God was amusing, but its grammar and lack of style hurt my head.
posted by sbutler at 10:48 AM on December 31, 2005

Some of those letters were crazy brilliant. I'm not sure what point the majestic pines letter writer was making, but I applaud the letter nonethleless.
posted by maxsparber at 10:51 AM on December 31, 2005

Link of the day.
posted by my sock puppet account at 10:54 AM on December 31, 2005

So what's the footnote to "Œsexualizing"?

They always mess up the encoding for punctuation in their online edition. The Œ is supposed to be one of those fancy front-side single quote marks ( ‘ ) and the ¹ should be the fancy back-side single quote mark ( ’ ).

I've never once seen them get that right.
posted by ewagoner at 11:06 AM on December 31, 2005

My sock puppet will definitely be If I Had an Anus-shaped Window.
posted by furtive at 11:12 AM on December 31, 2005

Ahhh... that makes much more sense!
posted by sbutler at 11:12 AM on December 31, 2005

Metafilter: Far less attractive than the lower extremities

Great link.
posted by Wingy at 12:09 PM on December 31, 2005

I would have separated the facts from the hoopla. I would have been prepared!
posted by atchafalaya at 1:15 PM on December 31, 2005

What's this, then? I saw something related to american "football" and immediately hit return.
posted by spazzm at 3:12 AM on January 1, 2006

Floyd R. Turbo lives (scroll down to find Floyd R. Turbo, king of the whack editorial).
posted by beelzbubba at 5:47 AM on January 1, 2006

Imagine the Tour de France held on bike lanes...
posted by funambulist at 6:56 AM on January 1, 2006

Oh dear FSM, these people VOTE.

[Still, the piece is amusing as long as I don't think about that.]
posted by NorthernLite at 11:42 AM on January 1, 2006

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