… On “Replying with quote”

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Re: … On “Replying with quote”

I hear you.

On the other hand.... Back in the 80's, when email was new and novel, I received the first of many chain emails touting a 'You won't believe this' heading. In fact, perhaps the most interesting part of the email was the inclusion of every previous comment from the many, many, many readers who had added a comment before forwarding to friends.

The comments I saw were something like 250-300 deep, before you even got to the story itself! That part was fascinating - remember, this was like the very first big email chain I'd ever seen.

The story within the email? It was a rehash of the 1970 Exploding Whale in Oregon. For the un-initiated, this was a true story shown on a local TV news program about the attempt by Oregon Game and Fish to remove a large, dead, rotting whale carcass from the beach - with dynamite.

The attempt not only did not go well, it turned into a disaster immortalized on camera.

"...The blast blasted blubber beyond all believable bounds..."


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