Hilarious E-Mail Feud Between Video Rental Store And Lawyer

A spelling-impaired attorney sends bullying e-mails to a DVD-rental outfit. and the target of the e-mails <a href="http://tjic.com/?p=6135">posts the exchange</a> for our reading pleasure. </p>

Mitch Wagner, California Bureau Chief, Light Reading

June 22, 2007

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A spelling-impaired attorney sends bullying e-mails to a DVD-rental outfit. and the target of the e-mails posts the exchange for our reading pleasure.

SmartFlix,, owned by Travis J. I. Corcoran, rents how-to videos on subjects including welding, beadwork, engraving, and metalworking. Attorney Robert H. Tourtelot claims that SmartFlix has no right to rent his client's videos.

Here's an excerpt from the e-mail exchange:

Tourtelot: I have a proposition for you. I will pay your way to California if you will agree to come and meet me in a gym, the address of which the limo driver who meets your flight will have.

Oh yes, the deal only includes a one-way ticket, as I do not believe you will be needing the return portion! Ciao, and have a good day. RHT

Corcoran: Are you proposing a boxing or MMA match?

I accept. I'll pay my own way back, of course.

Any weekend in June works for me.

Please mail the airline ticket (departing from Logan Airport, in Boston) to the address I previously supplied.

I look forward to our bout (I usually do heavy bag work in my training sessions, but I'll make sure to add some speed bag work to the mix over the next few weeks)....

Tourtelot: Plain and simple, pal. A street fight.! By the way, do you have a Black Belt also?

Corocoran: Please send the plane ticket.

Corcoran adds that, based on Tourtelot's official bio, Tourtelot is probably over 70.

Note to Mr. Tourtelot: Should you read this message, get offended, and challenge me to a fight, you should know that I'm a big wuss and will likely start to cry as soon as you throw the first punch, which would be embarrassing for both of us.

Via Boing Boing

Update 6/25: Corcoran says he's going to stop posting, after being informed that Tourtelot may not be in possession of all his faculties.

About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

California Bureau Chief, Light Reading

Mitch Wagner is California bureau chief for Light Reading.

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