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  • Bruce Fraser


    Thanks for posting about David Thorne. He is excellent!

  • Machar

    @Bruce Fraser – You’re referring to the epic Australian wit David Thorne, website The hilarious spider story ( is probably only surpassed IMNSHO by the ‘party’ episode –

    Read, and worship at the shrine of this genius of dry humour. ;)

  • Bruce Fraser

    Some writer sent letters to a wide variety of businesses and organizations, with totally wacky messages. He compiled the letters and their responses in a book — sorry, but I cannot remember either the title or the author. This item reminds me of that.
    Example from the book: He is overdrawn at his bank. He sketches a crude line-drawing of a spider, encloses it an envelope, and writes “Attached please find my drawing of a spider. I place a value on this of $239.67. Please credit my account and remove the overdraft.” The bank writes back, and some fascinating correspondence ensues. The highlight is when he accuses the bank of stealing his artwork, because the one they sent back to him did not look the same (he claimed) as his original.

  • kevbo

    [@Seamus]: Agreed, but very funny nonetheless.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    If this is legit, and not something someone whipped up on their PC, then I have mixed feelings. My first reaction would be that it’s awesome that NASA would take the time to respond to this idiot, and that they would do so with such smooth snarkiness.

    My second reaction would be that maybe NASA shouldn’t waste their time responding to obvious crank letters; or if they choose to do so it be with a form letter.

    In the end, I’m calling BS on the legitimacy of the letter, but I do applaud the fraudster’s work.