Reasons For Internet Anonymity #2,647

This guy.

A Navy man who got mad when someone mocked him as a “nerd” over the Internet climbed into his car and drove 1,300 miles from Virginia to Texas to teach the other guy a lesson. . .

When he finally arrived, Tavares burned the guy’s trailer down.

Now that’s putting the “petty” in “Petty Officer.” 

h/t The Leaky Brain.

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5 thoughts on “Reasons For Internet Anonymity #2,647

  1. Is it sad that the first things that popped into my head as I read this story were “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel” and “More Than A Woman”? Hmmm… maybe I need to get some more current pop cultural references.

    (By the way, enjoying the blog, I found you through the Malcontent)

  2. See what happens when we lower our recruiting standards?

    On a more serious note, I recall Bill Maher talking about this phenomenon on his show. Something along the lines of (and I’m paraphrasing here… cause I don’t remember the actual quote):

    “You know, the people in the most macho jobs have the thinnest skin. They can’t take even the slightest criticism without going berserk”

    This does seem to have a kernal of truth to it, doesn’t it?

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