Heyl: Columnist's readers fill up the inbox
By Eric Heyl
Published: Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, 11:45 p.m.
An uncluttered inbox probably is an unattainable goal, but I'm going to give it a try.
I'm devoting today's space to catching up on reader correspondence. As always, I appreciate hearing from all of you. (That's true even if you're not some overseas stranger offering to split an $11 million inheritance if I only will help deposit it safely in an American bank. Or Mr. Mwbque, who has a unique business proposition for me and has requested I contact him immediately.)
Now then, on to actual messages received recently from actual readers:
Kudos to you, you have by far written the best article describing our school district's idiotness (if that's even a real word) hahaha.
Thanks for the kind words. You don't happen to teach in that district, do you? Just curious.
(Your column) once again gave us big smiles (and) made our day. We're sure many others share our sediments.
Thank you. I never realized I was so popular among geologists. Now that I know, I'll certainly try to devote more columns to sedimentary-related topics such as trace fossils, mud rocks, digenetic structures and, of course, seismic stratigraphy.
In the not so distant past, men as well as women wore swimwear that covered the chest. How much further must our dress codes decline before our society says “enough”? How much longer will we strive for the privilege of being lewd, rude, crude and immodest while yet wondering what is becoming of us and why we are incapable of virtuous thought and conduct?
In all of my years as a columnist, that's easily the most passionate communiqué I've received regarding overly revealing swimwear. How much longer will people strive for the privilege of being lewd, rude, crude and immodest, you ask? Probably until “South Park” finally ends its run or Kardashians no longer roam the earth.
I read an article you wrote about hedgehogs possibly being lifted off the Pennsylvania (pet) ban list. Can you give me any new info on this? I am trying to get the ban lifted. They are harmless, small, loving creatures.
Unfortunately, I suspect the ban will remain until these harmless, small, loving creatures learn not to turn mean when they sip their whiskey.
What a bunch of bull crap you wrote. You, like all other people, have no knowledge of post office functions. I am a retired mailman and highly resented your article. Find out the truth before you write your garbage. You lie like all the rest of the people that have no knowledge of what's going on.
Ah. I see some retired postal service employees can hold their whiskey about as well as hedgehogs.
Eric Heyl is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7857 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- UPMC: As many as 27,000 employees affected in data breach
- West Mifflin public works lauded for efforts
- Allegheny Township supervisors agree to rezone land for farming
- Kovacevic: Panic over Pirates? In April?
- Pens insider: Penalty killing a concern in Stanley Cup playoffs
- Bullied South Fayette student’s case prompts wiretap overhaul legislation
- Undersized rookie Gibbons is blur on ice for Penguins
- Patience pays off as starting pitcher Volquez gets 1st win for Pirates
- Avonmore parents enter child with genetic disorder in contest for wheelchair-accessible van
- Work on tournament-class dek hockey rink in Bloomfield to begin
- New Kensington police decline to identify stabbing victims amid investigation