Oh, I Just KNEW This Was Going to Happen

My fan in Ottawa has sent another death threat. I filed a report with the local police, who were less than helpful. They suggested that if I didn't want to receive death threats, that I shouldn't write bad things about people.

I let that slide, because the first ammendment is on shaky ground these days, anyway. Why argue your right to free speech with the police? Never, ever, going to win that one. So, grudgingly, it seems, they wrote a report and gave me a case number.

I asked if they would be contacting the Mounties and they said, in a word, no. If I felt so strongly about it, I could.

Well, for some odd reason, I do feel strongly about it. Call me crazy, but dying over a bad film review just doesn't seem worth it to me.

Here's today's question: Should I remove my rant about David Lynch and hope that satisfies my threatener?
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(4) Comments
#1. Posted by RJ on August 26, 2004

Hell, no!  I think David Lynch SUCKS big-time (except maybe for 3 episodes of Twin Peaks), too!

Call the freaking Mounties!  I’ve got a cousin in Montreal who’s some kind of elected government official (I haven’t quite figured out what, yet).  You want me to e-mail him????  I’ve got loads of family in Quebec - I’m sure somebody knows somebody who can make this asshole’s life miserable.  Making death threats over the Internet is a Federal offense, I believe, in both countries.

There are too few bastions of freedom of speech left to us; why should you remove something because some lunatic in another country (granted, on the same continent) doesn’t like it? 

Keep it up, Canuck! I’ll find you where you live….

Of course, make sure that the RLA knows to call me if something bad happens…. :-)

#2. Posted by RJ on August 26, 2004

Oh yeah… I meant to tell you this, yesterday:

“fleischaker” means “meat”, as in the difference between meat dishes and dairy dishes (“those are the fleischaker dishes” “those are the milichiker utensils”) in Yiddish. Depending on where you come from and how you pronounce them (you say tomato, I say tom-ah-to).

So is he, in a round-about sort of way, calling himself
a carnivore? a meat-head? (the last, being a reasonably Canadian thing to call yourself—although very Newfie).  So I think we can reasonably address future correspondence: “Dear Meathead:”

#3. Posted by Miss Bliss on August 27, 2004

NO! FUCK HIM!  When does it qualify as stalking?  THAT’S absolutely against the law here.  Threaten him with a criminal assault law suit…I thought if someone actually managed to make you fear for your safety it was assault….but I’ll have to look that up.  It doesn’t matter who you rant about, there’s always gonna be someone who doesn’t agree.

#4. Posted by Jodi on August 30, 2004

I’m a little late here in responding (I was actually in Canada when you posted your entry!), but I’m with everyone else:  NO FUCKING WAY.  Fuck him.  David Lynch is hugely overrated, and “Twin Peaks” SUCKED after the first few episodes.

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