JEFF PEARLMAN

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U Will Be Found

 

I never told anyone about this, but after Sweetness was excerpted in SI, someone started this Twitter account:

I wasn’t nervous. But there is something about reading “U WILL BE FOUND” that is a tad disconcerting. You’ve got a wife. You’ve got kids. Etc. Yet, truth be told, threats aren’t what they used to be. It used to take hard work to threaten someone. You’d have to call, or write a letter—and both of those methods were extremely traceable by the authorities. Nowadays, any schmuck with some anger and a laptop can Tweet vicious stuff, or fire off an e-mail from a fake account at a nearby Kinko’s or Mac Store. It’s easy, and thoughtless, and not a big deal.

I’m just babbling. Point is—threats aren’t what they used to be.