The compleat letter writer

Sometime last week, I’d thrown up a link to this brilliant letter Groucho Marx wrote when Warner Brothers hit him with a notice of copyright violation.

A more contemporary master is Australian humorist David Thorne [website] — I’ve been a fan since the time he responded to a bank notice about settling an overdrawn account by submitting the drawing of a spider. More recently, some unsuspecting bloke moved into an adjacent building and decided to have a housewarming party — and by the time David was done with him… never mind, read.

And now he’s topped his own standards, in this exchange with a landlord who didn’t know just what she was getting into when she sent him a reminder that he was not allowed to keep pets in his apartment. Statutory Warning: Don’t read at work, especially if you are the kind with a very loud laugh.

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8 thoughts on “The compleat letter writer

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  2. When it hit the gold fish email I couldnt control myself – Sorry didnt heed your warning. But I did forward it to the folks near me so that they dont think I had gone mad 🙂

  3. Whoa…the jew sterotype/hatred in the Groucho Marx letter was a little too much for me to take. Imagine someone writing such letter in this day and age – the whole jewish lobby would’ve jumped down his throat.

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