Momma Always Said, Psycho is as Psycho Does

July 21st, 2006 at 5:22 pm by Mark
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     Some people can find humour in a blog.  Some people cannot.

     Back in 1997 when I wrote about psycho ex-girlfriends, I think I summed it up nicely.  Is she psycho, or “just someone who you feel is, indeed, full of more @#$! than last night’s dinner casserole?”  There were no invisibile mind-control rays in the post.  There were no “read between the lines” misogynistic overtones, either.
     But it is certainly the only post here that I can think would trigger this kind of response (with the expetives deleted).  The weirder part is, it came from someone here in Knoxville!

From: “laney”
To: “steel”
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 10:37 AM
Subject: psychobitch

you [expletive] [expletive]! you should rot you [expletive] piece of [expletive]! just like you to go blogging about it but what people don’t know is how many kids you have running around out there [expletive] [expletive]! all women are not psycho like you treat then you should be castrated you [expletive] [expletive] [expletive]! you piece of [expletive] hope you get aids if you do’nt have it already! [expletive] i shoud cut off your balls when i had the chance! a slow painful death for all your [expletive] evil [expletive]!

     So, first of all, I’d just like to say — I don’t know a Laney.  I think I knew one about ten years ago, back when I was doing sound and stage junk, but actually, I think her name might have been Lydia and her amp was a Laney (but I’m pretty sure was a nutjob, too).
     Secondly, I am absolutely certain that I have no children running around anywhere.
     Thirdly, I never said all women were psycho, and certainly don’t think that.  Like most men, of course, I do make quite a few a jokes about the differences between men and women beyond the obvious.
     Fourthly, how you could wish “castration” and “aids” on someone you’ve never met and don’t know is beyond me.  How about if I said that I feel that people like you should be lined up and shot?
     Fifthly, and finally, you have never had the chance.  It’s also obvious from your rambling that if we’d met, my PsychoMeter would’ve been clicking like a geiger counter over Kiev, and you would have been avoided.

     However, this has given me time to take pause.  I’ve been reminiscing about the old days with a few friends today (none of them know a Laney, either), talking about old girlfriends, dates that went horribly wrong and relationships that lasted well beyond their expiration dates.
     And on that note, some of the stories are just too good not to blog about.  And since I never, have, maybe I should. 🙂