Hilarious Insults Famous Writers Said to Each Other
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In today’s modern era, smack talk is common. Anonymity on the Internet 3 Undeniable Reasons Why You Need Online Anonymity 3 Undeniable Reasons Why You Need Online Anonymity Many people don't believe in online anonymity, mainly because it has the potential to enable and encourage undesirable behavior. But without anonymity, people's lives can easily be ruined forever... Read More has allowed people to insult each other with ease. While playing online video games, people are often really terrible to each other 9 Common Steam Community Violations And How To Report Them 9 Common Steam Community Violations And How To Report Them People have repeatedly shown that, when given anonymity on the Internet, they'll do terrible things to each other. This is why gaming communities like Steam have set up community rules to keep things civil. Read More because they are just a nickname, not an actual person.

Years ago, things were different. When someone insulted someone else, there was a real name attached. You’d think this would keep people from being too mean to each other, but as these famous writers Want to Get Better at Writing? Try These Techniques Used by Famous Writers Want to Get Better at Writing? Try These Techniques Used by Famous Writers Do you enjoy writing? Perhaps you'd enjoy learning some new tips and tricks from some of the best writers in history. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Read More prove, even the most cultured among us aren’t above a little smack talk!

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  1. Doc
    March 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Yet another infographic, which can neither be read by a screen reader for the visually impaired, nor can you click the links at the bottom of it.
    A waste of pixels.

    • Sam
      March 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      It would be a hell of an alt tag but if you'd like to type one up, I'm sure MUO would be happy to add it :-)

      These infographics aren't going anywhere because we're viewing them, so they're making MUO money for doing very little work - pretty efficient, you have to admit. I enjoy most of these personally, though I do hope MUO pays less for posting them than they do to the authors of proper articles.

    • Doc
      March 31, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      How long would it take to OCR and proofread these? Minutes?

  2. Saikat
    March 28, 2015 at 6:10 am

    A more contemporary one -- Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling.

    "“How to read ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.”

  3. AndyF
    March 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Slightly off topic, but memorable: German composer Max Reger. "Sir: I am seated in the smallest room in the house. Your review is before me. Shortly it will be behind me."