Sunday, December 6, 2009

Karma's a Bitch

Last May, just over a month after this blog was born, I received a facebook message from someone with the name "Mark W Huddleston." Obviously, I knew it wasn't the UNH president, but just some random student.  In this message the kid made fun of the blog, it was actually kind of funny because I could tell he took everything I wrote way too literally.  However, I will admit that in the beginning I had no idea what I was doing or what direction to go in. I actually saved this message, even though I ignored it's content. And am I glad that I saved it after coming across this article: (From seacoastonline.com click to see full story. And more from the Union Leader.) 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A recent University of New Hampshire graduate is facing misdemeanor criminal charges after police said he used the Internet to falsely claim he had beaten up a student on Halloween and impersonate the university's president.
Scott Holbrook, 23, of Manchester, was arrested Thursday after turning himself in, university police said Friday.
Holbrook also was charged with criminal defamation for allegedly identifying himself as University President Mark Huddleston in instant messages and Facebook postings that included "inappropriate and suggestive comments." Sgt. Steven Lee declined to elaborate, but described the comments as crass and inflammatory.He was charged with hindering apprehension, unsworn falsification and disorderly conduct for allegedly posting information online claiming responsibility for the attack that left a 21-year-old student seriously injured.

So this kid gets arrested because he made a fake facebook account claiming to be President Huddleston  and pretends to be the assaulter. I am not positive but I believe the AIM screen name was "unh," which has been around for a while. (Even before I started my blog I remember seeing that he left messages in different facebook groups such as the incoming freshman class ones.) Wow, nice life. I mean this is absolutely the greatest thing ever. I knew when I read his message that he was a little off, but I never would have guessed it would lead to something like this. Here are a few lines from the message he sent me last year: "first off, your blog is meaningless; as your opinion is shared by almost all of the other ignorant cavemen on our campus... the only people reading your blog are these indie faggots and other fat slobs who are interested in journalism... get your act together. you're only impressing nerds and scene kids. what a disgrace you are... you are so cliche, so stereotypical."

Hey dude, I hope you're happy. If you still read this, which I wouldn't doubt, congratulations. I hope that you have accomplished all of your intended goals. Does it make you feel cool to make fake facebook accounts to and make fun of people? Really, what did he think he would accomplish with that? I'm glad that he was caught because I read some of the things he wrote about the assault and he went over the line. I don't know if the charges will stick, but hopefully it will teach him a lesson. 


Stay classy, not UMassy.

7 comments:

  1. thats pretty funny. not sure if the charges will stick but what he did led to a waste of time and money

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  2. Protection is worth the investment... here is proof of that.

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  3. I think you can still rest assured that "indie faggots" and "scene kids" aren't reading your blog.

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  4. This guy has been around for awhile, like you said. I remember getting into a conversation with him after he created an "official" UNH facebook page back in 2007 with the AIM screen name listed as "UNH". He said he worked on behalf of the University, he even started a few chat rooms for incoming students to ask questions about the University. Seemed harmless at the time, but boy, this is a bit over the top. Maybe he just wanted the attention?....

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  5. Yeah, I remember those and he definitely seemed to change his opinion on things. He went from trying to help people to mocking them. I read a few that were like how UNH was letting anybody in now and we are all hopeless filth and he was ashamed of the university. My bet is that something happened while he was here to change his frame of mind.

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  6. As stupid as his methods were, he had a point. "Cliche" and "stereotypical" basically sum you up.

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  7. He lost his job at Central High School over this

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