The greatest Craigslist 'Missed Connection' of all time


#1

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#2

I said, play it again, Sam!


#3

Hell yeah it’s great. Thanks for that.


#4

Someone get donald, we have our Driving Miss Daisy.


#5

The detectives over in the Universal Hub’s comments have been trying to verify this story by researching the weather that night, wedding announcements, blue laws, etc: http://www.universalhub.com/2015/most-amazing-boston-missed-connection-ever


#6

tl;dr: frustrated writer posts unpublished screenplay summary on Craigslist


#7

the feels, i told myself i wasnt gunna cry :c great story


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#9

Lovely but so totally fake. Seems more like a woman’s voice in the writing actually.


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#11

If boing boing were around back in the 70’s, I wonder if we’d be talking about Vietnam,? It’s not like Iraq or Afghanistan is any less stupid or useless…


#12

What do you gain by being so smugly, invulnerably cynical? Does it make you happier?

Do you really think it matters whether the story is true or anonymous fiction?


#13

Well I suppose it matters possibly, but it in no way makes it not beautiful.


#14

It doesn’t matter at all if it’s true or fiction. What matters is that it’s an attempt to generate “Safety Not Guaranteed” marketing buzz. IOW, it’s a PR stunt.

So my objection is not about the veracity or the quality of the writing, but of the hidden intent.


#15

If it was written by a woman, I am guessing she is heavily freckled.


#16

Debunked?


#17

well, if he wants this to go viral among the conservatives, the whole “Christmas Bombings saved lives” schtick is a nice touch.


#18

Wow, what an asshole. After forty years, the author got a few details wrong, therefore he’s a lying college student and Vietnam was a glorious war against evil? Really?


#19

I had a similar thought (about the debunker being a bitter little person), whilst respecting the systematic nature of his challenge. It was an interesting read.


#20

Why are there so many people in this thread who hate love? Why? Can’t you guys… just enjoy something that’s well written, even if it’s maybe not real?