Good grief

Here’s an angry fax sent by an angry teabagger (4 times) to a House of Representatives office today:

Yes, it’s backwards, because the teabagger fed it into the fax machine upside down.  The message wouldn’t be visible on the incoming fax, were it not for the psychotically outraged pressure exerted on the felt pen used to write the original.

(from Wonkette)

10 Responses to “Good grief”


  1. 1 Mark H Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Actually, if they used a permanent marker, the ink would bleed through the paper, even without applying much pressure.

    Of course, writing letters to your elected representative in permanent marker is still kinda out there.

  2. 2 pale Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Well if he was writing in permanent marker, it could have been the fumes that made him all woozy. LOL.

    Or it could be the effects of long term permanent marker usage.

    Hmmmmm. Maybe they should go back to crayons.

  3. 3 rev.paperboy Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I suppose they probably aren’t allowed access to pens, pencils or other sharp objects there on the ward. I bet the nurses were ticked off when they caught them messing with the fax machine though.

  4. 4 Reality Bites Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Fax? Who still uses fax?

    He’s probably just upset because the health plan doesn’t cover leeches and bleeding.

  5. 5 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Mark H – Yes, he probably used a Sharpie. But even so… I’ve used Sharpies on paper lots of times and not had it bleed so heavily through to the other side that it could even be seen on a fax 😯 Either he (or she) was applying a lot of pressure to it, or writing very slowly (and I guess that’s always a possibility).

  6. 6 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:14 am

    pale – The fumes, that’s the ticket. It’s the fumes 😆

  7. 7 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:15 am

    rev. – I’m amazed they managed to push all the little buttons with their arms tied behind them… oh, Jesus, let’s not go there.

  8. 8 JJ Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

    RB – Don’t people still use faxes? We use one at my place of employment… isn’t it still the only way of ensuring that a document actually reaches its destination (next to certified mail)? Stuff can disappear on the innertubes 😉

  9. 9 RealityBites Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Yes, but more and more things that used to require a physical signature can be done online, such as a credit card or loan/mortgage application, and many of the things that do require a signed document require an original.

    Also, documents can be scanned and emailed at far higher quality levels. So while the fax still exists, it’s much less prevalent than it was a decade ago.

  10. 10 toujoursdan Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    What are they going to write about us 500 years from now?


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