Sometimes I have to believe that there is some sort of cosmic consciousness that reaches out and affects the minds of the population. Kirstie Alley has long been a frequent flyer in the Loading... column. I have picked on Kirstie dozens of times regarding her weight. Kirstie herself has done the same thing, starring in the the television show "Fat Actress". For whatever reason, I'll chalk it up to cosmic consciousness I received 11, count 'em 11 e-mails about my innocuous comment that our WoW DB was growing faster than Kirstie Alley at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Most of the letters were very well written, non-offensive and simply pointed out that perhaps making fun of someone's weight wasn't a nice thing to do. Others pointed out that Kirstie Alley had lost much of her excess weight and that I should be applauding her, not poking fun at her.
"We should celebrate those who accomplish such feats. Talk about an epic quest! -- Laura from Kansas "
These people are right. It isn't very nice, but I never purported to be nice. Nonetheless, they were letters written with emotion and I appreciate them. They took the time to let me know that they disagreed with me, and did it in a civil manner. I replied to them all. Thanking them for their letters and asking them if there was a way I could poke fun without offending them. I considered myself BoomJekyll as I wrote my replies.
I also received an e-mail that had it been sent in pre-computer days would have arrived comprised of individual letters cut out of the newspaper and magazines, much like a ransom note. Keeeerazy!!!!!
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Loading... September 19, 2006 [Enormous Edition]