April 11 2010

Lots of Random Emails Here

Hey wanna read a bunch of emails that have come in lately.

Including some feedback from the April Fools situation and some other randoms etc yadda…
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: SSUP
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:22:46 -0700

Hey Your Oddness,

You don’t mind if we have a local chapter of SUPP, do you? Of course I’m not
supposed to be telling you about this since it’s super secret, but some
folks were paranoid that we could get in trouble, or something. There will
be cupcakes.

-Mike
Portland, Oregon
Land of the highest unemployment in the nation on a fairly consistent basis


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From:
To: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 14:55:25 -0400
Subject: “upset”

I was totally going to ask for a free magnet even though I thought the April fool’s joke was funny but you got me with the *. Always one step ahead of me!

I never wrote before so… thanks for making me laugh when I’m at work.

Chris
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Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:20:54 +0530
Subject: Query about oddtodd.com/DFarchive.html
From:
To: [email protected]

Hello,

This is John, a game addict. Being a lover of online games I spend maximum time on playing various online games. I liked the collection of games atoddtodd.com/DFarchive.html – a lot to play this weekend! So do you randomly pick the games or is there any specific criteria? Will be great for your reply.

Warm regrds,
John Smith

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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: April Fools Uncool
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 14:21:58 -0700

Sorry man. I usually am right with ya, but this one really was just not cool. Personal pet reasons like many others.

A free mag would be a apropos apology, but your explanation on your website does the trick.

Here is my addy.

Paul
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: I really believed your post because
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:40:56 -0400

I had to really give my beloved “Kitty the Wonderdog” away 2 years ago. She’s ok and I get to visit her. I was not home enough to give her the attention she needed and my son was getting older and staying late at school for activities etc, leaving Kitty alone for 10 – 12 hours a day. She is a maltese and they are very cuddly and needy.

She lives on the Upper West Side now with my friend’s parents and is fat and spoiled now. I guess now that I live in Phoenix, I may never see her again except in pictures. 🙁

So, I believed you.

Send me Elf Up!

Susanne
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: Coolio funlink
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:01:42 -0400

If you haven’t seen it already, this site is hilarious. ThereIFixedIt.com.

Also thanks for dealing with the issue with the comments. Those losers that live to type the word “first” are my Monday’s Annoyance. What’s with the first thing anyway? First to say absolutely nothing, if you ask me so what the heck is their point?
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: Was Very Sad…
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 02:07:07 -0400

Todd, I totally believed that post, and could picture every word as I read it.
You were very convincing; paradoxically, I read it in disbelief.
I was very sad to read it, you totally got me.
I do believe that you love Roscoe very much.
I would love an elf-up magnet to mark the occasion when OddTodd almost had me in tears.

P.S. I hate April Fool’s Day (but not in a bad way).
Your friend,
Heather
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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 20:46:07 -0400
Subject: Roscoe 🙁
From:
To: [email protected]

Hey Todd, yours was one of the first I visited yesterday and it pretty
much bummed me out for the rest of the day. I remember when u first
got roscoe, when he got his teeth out, even when he pooped in front of
the church. i was sad there would be no more roscoe stories and
remember when my parents put my dog chief up on an adoption site 🙁
i would totally love a magnet– Justin,xxxxxxxxxxx

thanks for the site and all you do–
viva,
Justin
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: April Fool
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 05:16:42 -0400

Todd,
I got to say, man that your site is becoming lower and lower on my list of daily sites I visit. I know you are busy and I know that you have more pressing issues and Im glad you are working. But I LIVED for your cartoons when I was unemployed. They cheered me up and gave me, little as it was, something to look forward to on a regular basis. Is it really THAT hard to crank out an Odd Todd cartoon now and then? I was really looking forward to seeing what you were going to do with April fool and the thought of giving away your dog never crossed my mind. That was pretty low. And pretty lame too.

Send me a magnet, Im pissed and upset. Probably shouldn’t be over a stupid website but that was pretty close to the last straw.

Still love ya, man. Just disappointed

JON
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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 05:44:59 -0700
From:
Subject: A gift of laugh for Odd Todd
To: [email protected]

Dear Odd Todd

Many thanks for many laughs and mucho fun over the years. In return I share with you my latest and greatest. You will belly laugh.

Good vibes 4-ever! Pantucci!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkIDZlMavEw
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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:11:38 -0400
From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: Extra pet sensitive.

Dear tOdd,

I’m not a fan of April Fools, period. But I think at the very least,
innocents such as children and animals should be kept out of all the
mayhem. I lost my much loved dog around Christmas 2000. Granted that’s
been a long time, but I still feel the loss pretty deeply at times. One
of those times was yesterday with your prank. That’s why it upset me
and perhaps why it upset others with similar stories. I’m not mad at
you, cuz I don’t really know you (though we share the same birthday!),
but sometimes you can be a complete butthead. So yeah, I think I’d like
that magnet.

By the way, the reason it was so believable for me is because your site,
and by extension your life, seem to be undergoing some changes/upheavals
lately. I miss your cartoons (I was especially disappointed by not
having a much appreciated Halloween cartoon last year). At this point
I’m thinking things aren’t going to go back to how they were when I
first came on board (c. 2002). But of course, you can’t be expected to
remain stagnant. I’ll try being more patient and wait for things to
evolve. Good things are on the horizon, no?

Sincerely,
G
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From
To: [email protected]
Subject: April Fool’s
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 08:51:51 -0500

Hi Todd,

You did have a really believable post yesterday. I did scroll down their site to see whether Roscoe was posted there. Even though people were mad, perhaps you introduced a few to this really nice-looking animal welfare group, and who knows – one of them may adopt a friend!

Barbara G
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Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2010 09:25:13 -0600
To: [email protected]

not sure about the magnet but MAN was i shocked and hurt and sad….my pets (blue the basset hound; walter etc) have been featured twice in your wednesday section and i have never been without an animal in the house since i got one waaay back in 1996…when i finally realized a dog was missing from the home….

you totally got me….so bad that it was one of those things you just gotta tell the girlfriend (she’s in the pet pics sometimes too—all beautiful and stuff) the very moment i saw her….it was sad news for us like hearing a friend had received mad medical news or worse…died…

damn i got taken….i guess on second thought i do need something to make my heart vibes good towards you again….Tanya’s pissed too so you better send two magnets…or she’ll write you too….

we’ll always love you but man you took us!!

mike
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From:
To: [email protected]
Subject: Roscoe Apology
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 11:48:32 +0000

Todd –

I am the guy that got royally pissed off at the end of the messages xxxxxxxxxxx. Sorry I blew up disproportionately, but I was already aggravated when I read your story I couldn’t believe you would be that much of a prick to give away Roscoe. Then when you tried to make a joke out of it I thought about all the people who have had to find new places to live because of the recession and how many pets had to be given up to other or just abandoned and all the heartbreak involved, and seeing as I was already a bit aggravated I just blew up. Sorry.

I have been checking your site out for years and while you are generally funny the site has been going downhill. I understand that you have to pay the bills and all that but I remember a time when there were new cartoons that were funny all the time and games and the like. The procrastinating comments about new stuff coming real soon went from making me feel like “Awesome! Can’t wait!” to “Um, ok… soon I bet!” to “Quit lying to everyone! You aren’t making shit!”

Anyway, I still like your site, but I used to love it. I’ve done the Oscar pool and the duck race and I will gladly take a elf up magnet, but I have to say – if I had just started checking out your site in the last couple years I would have no idea who elf up was.

-T
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Hi Todd,

I definitely bought the Roscoe story. And it made me sad. I actually thought about it a lot throughout the day. Saw picture in mind’s eye of him awaiting new owner like some cast away child from Dickens.

My address is:

Thanks,

John
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R N says:

tOdd I know you’re not Superman, and have bills to pay, but after reading the latest e-mails from others about the Roscoe Fake Giveaway, you have some thinking to do.

You are a funny guy and I get a laugh whenever I read your “What’s Happening?” articles. Someone mentioned that they aren’t coming back because of trolls (e.g. The Real Weeze). Personally Internet trolls don’t bother me.

With what has happened during the recession, you’ve disappointed many people with the Roscoe prank. I know that wasn’t you sole intent.

Another fan made a concern that I want to ask you. Have you been busy with real life stuff that you haven’t had the time to make new cartoons?

I want to say that you got me with the prank until I started reading the comments. I wasn’t mad; just surprised.

You will always crack me up with you Holiday dance routines. Your 2003 edition will always be number one in my heart.

http://oddtodd.com/holidayz.html

Continue spreading the good vibes Coffay Guy.

Later.

🙂

Dr. Watson says:

Helpful hint to all internet clickers… If you click on a link for the Putnam Humane Society and a page comes up that looks like it’s the Putnam Humane Society’s page but in the address box at the top of your browser it says “http://www.oddtodd.com/dogs3.html” you can be pretty sure it’s not real. I won’t say anything more about any of these emails because the emailers all sound like nice people and Todd really did do a very good job of sounding like he was all serious and everything. As for me I totally loved it and totally cracked up when I saw that on April 1.

R N says:

Whoa! What happened? I posted a friendly comment and its gone. What gives tOdd?

R N says:

Ooops! Nevermind. Delay with the comments board. My bad.

cb1 says:

I really hope all of you people who are complaining about the site have bought the book, bought t-shirts, donated to the tip jar generously etc. WTF? It’s a free site with no ads anywhere, it’s been consistently funny for a freakin decade and all you have to say is “you don’t make enough cartoons” or “send me a free magnet.” These emails made me so upset that all of YOU should send ME free magnets.

Todd, thank you for years of entertainment!

stef says:

hey todd,
I sincerely hope you’re not getting all stressed about people hatin’ on what you do and how you do it. I’ll have you know that I am totally cool with how often you update the site (although I beg you to never go down to less than once a week!)

don’t start doubting your initial instincts (to make a silly dog-giving-away april fools joke for instance) because you’ll always be incredibly funny and those of us who arn’t completely reactionary, check our calanders regularly, and inspect crazy stories closely to see if they’re actually true TOTALLY appreciate everything that is oddtodd (the very good, the rarely bad, and the amusingly ugly).

Goats says:

Anybody begging for free shit or acting like they were “actually” offended by the post needs to get a f’ing life and grow some balls…Some of you pc idiots are just too much.

Anonymous says:

The site has kinda suffered lately. I still like it and all and I realize its free, but promising stuff like a ‘Hot Tub Time Machine” movie review and then not delivering. Why even bother mentioning it if your not going to do it?

Anonymous says:

By the way tOdd, I referred an animation graduate to your business site – Odd Todd Studios. I met this graduate at a local art supply store.

Just giving you a heads up.

Dead Guy says:

When I heard the news about the dog, I was so upset I killed myself.. Thanks a lot Todd. Now I’m dead. I hope you’re happy.

frank rizzo says:

I am going to sue you for punitive damages.

JV says:

All you people who ‘care’ so much about Roscoe and feel entitled to a free magnet because YOU didnt realize it was April 1st are taking food out of Roscoe’s mouth. Stamps arent cheap!

G says:

Yeah JV I hear ya, stamps aren’t cheap! It’s kind of like that time Odd Todd didn’t realize he needed to pay his P.O. Box bill and all his holiday cards got returned to sender.

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