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MacCrocodile 2
And so, to combat a poverty of language, we have placed restrictions on language.
Posted by MacCrocodile on July 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
wisepunk 3
Go fuck yourself, Blake.
Posted by wisepunk on July 25, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
Ah, Blake Howe....notice he uses "excrement" even when mailing fake anthrax to Senators. Super classy old fuck.
A retired Seattle attorney who mailed a baking soda-filled envelope to a U.S. senator has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
On May 8, a mail handler examining a letter sent to Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., was hit in the face by a blast of white powder emanating from the envelope. Concerned that the powder could be anthrax -- the biological agent that killed five in a string of attacks beginning in 2001 -- the mail handler was decontaminated and the substance analyzed.
The letter carried a handwritten message -- "I hope you choke on your own excrement such as this" -- and the name of Blake Howe, a 77-year-old Seattle man who pleaded guilty to related charges in July.…
Posted by gloomy gus on July 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
seatackled 5
What the fucking fuckity fuck is this fucking fucked-up fuckwad fucking talking about? Fuck!
Posted by seatackled on July 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 6
@3 - Ahem. That should be "Go FOOL yourself, Blake."

Of course, now I'll never hear "Fool me once, shame on you" the same way again.
Posted by MacCrocodile on July 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM · Report this
sperifera 7
Howe can he be such a fucking douchebag?
Posted by sperifera on July 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 8
Mr. Howe wanted to get mentioned on Slog and it appears his idea worked.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM · Report this
Dougsf 9
All caps is the most poverty stricken of all language.
Posted by Dougsf on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM · Report this
@4 Nice catch. Words bad, making someone fear for their life, all good. Sociopathic much Mr. Howe?
Posted by Large Hardon Colluder on July 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM · Report this
"...whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire." -Matthew 5:22

Irony much?
Posted by pox on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
I prefer endorsements without a "holier than thou" stick up their ass, thanks.
Posted by erly on July 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM · Report this
I read the Stranger every week, and I'm not an Old, but I do think Blake has a point. With a few exceptions here & there, the content and composition of the Stranger is pretty laughable. The only reason to read it is for an occasional chuckle, and to get ideas for things to do around town. It's not that the Stranger uses profanities, but it's how they use them. The way the Stranger uses profanities typically detracts from the value and integrity of the writing. If you want to see real writing (with occasional profanities, but not gratuitous), you are better off reading something like the New Yorker.
Posted by HamHock on July 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM · Report this
tabathalphabet 14
Posted by tabathalphabet on July 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
tabathalphabet 15
(as a fool, I am offended)
Posted by tabathalphabet on July 25, 2012 at 1:12 PM · Report this
wisepunk 16
Actuall I meant to say that @5, but it somehow changed fool to fuck. Hecht must have a wordfilter on or something. :)
Posted by wisepunk on July 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 17
Mommy, he said a bad word. Boo-fucking-hoo.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM · Report this
icouldliveinhope 18
Also, if he were a better editor, he would have replaced indefinite articles when necessary and would have found replacement words for the ones that he ****'d and ===='d out, instead.
Posted by icouldliveinhope on July 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
think of how frustrating it must be to have your only offspring be Homer Simpson.
Posted by legacy builder on July 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM · Report this
Fistique 20
@13, the point of any kind of stylistic choice of language in a magazine is to identify its ethos to its audience. The Stranger sees its audience as friends, so its language is familiar and jocular. The New Yorker sees its audience as people it has to impress at a cocktail party, so its language is full of idiosyncratic affectations, like that fucking umlaut in cooperate.
Posted by Fistique on July 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM · Report this
balderdash 21
Fucking tight-assed people need to get the fuck over themselves. There are no fucking magic words, and no "bad" words either. If "fuck" offends you, that is your own sad problem.

If it IS the same Howe as in @4, then this makes a certain sense. A lifetime of authoritarianism and arguing about rules as an ill-fitting approximation for right and wrong could definitely leave you with some fucked-up priorities.
Posted by balderdash on July 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM · Report this
Looks like we have a new A. Birch Steen!
Posted by mitten on July 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 23
Profanity, when used only when the emphasis demands it, is effective. Otherwise, it's indicative of lazy, uncreative minds.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney on July 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM · Report this

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