I get a ton of email. Most of it's crap, but my email client Thunderbird (by the makers of Firefox) does a good job screening out the spam (though it's remarkably inept at relegating email with the subject line of "Get V!agr* cheap!" to the spam can).
I didn't think I could get anything in email that would shock me — until a couple of days ago.
A little backstory is necessary. Over the past couple of weeks, this blog has been getting hammered with comments from various people who were all plugging a new real estate related show on HGTV called "Bought & Sold". Each of these comments took the form of one line of quasi-related comment on the post (you could tell the commenter had at least skimmed the blog post) followed by a plug and a link for Bought & Sold.
I let these comments go until one day, I got socked with 3 or 4 of them. Then *I* made this comment: