Friendship Ended After Forwarding of Really Dumb Link

EVANSTON—Fred McMerson and James Schwartz have been “bestest buds” since preschool. They first met at snack time, in which Fred had stolen James’s juice box. Life for the now two teens was all about hanging out with each other and sharing You Tube links (namely “Mad TV John Madden Popcorn Popper,” I suggest you check it out). That friendly lifestyle has since changed. On December 27, James forwarded an e-mail to Fred ( containing a link to a You Tube video titled “Strange Woman.” In the body of the e-mail, James wrote, “dude, you gotta check this out, so funny, you’ll laugh your ass off.” Fred, however, did not find the video to be the least bit funny and cited James as a liar for telling him it would funny.

The reply e-mail was not a pleasant one. Sources say that Fred insulted James on ten and a half occasions and used the phrase “you little bitch” about five times. Shortly after the e-mail was sent, the two ended their fifteen year friendship, first by unfriending each other on Facebook, then by spreading lies about one another on their blogs.

“I just couldn’t take it anymore,” Fred told The Flipside. “His e-mails became more and more stupid. My inbox was full of spam not only from the Willard Listserv, but from the crap James would send me.” When asked who had taught James to be such a little bitch, James denied comment.

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