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Gwen Stacy

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So, as some of you may know, the song Reject (Nimrod) was inspired by a letter that a mom wrote to Billie Joe after hearing Insomniac, that she got her son as a gift. I was searching the interwebs and part of the letter is now online.

http://rocknewsdesk....-revealed/1754/

Your thoughts?

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Ooh, sorry mate, but we've known about this for a long, long time :lol:
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I saw this when i typed in Green Day on google news today and I was like....wtf....I thought in order for something to be news it had to be in fat...new. (s)

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Yeah it's been up for a long time ...

Here's the letter from the mom: http://www.greenday....r/fanletter.jpg

and Green Day's reply: http://www.greenday....eply-letter.jpg


:lol: greenday.net have had it up for a long time ...
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BREAKING NEWS ALERT :runaround:
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BREAKING NEWS ALERT http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...


:rolleyes:

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This has been out for a really long time now but I always thought the woman wrote the letter after her 6 year old son heard Dookie not Insomniac?

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LOL this is old news.

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haha damn, i felt special for a second! I thought i was gonna come here and say i've already seen it......looks like i'm a little late

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Let's doooooo the tiiiiiime waaaaarrp agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaain!
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http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...

Out of everyone in this thread, why did I get an eye roll? :lol:

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oh i thought we finally found out who wrote it or something, i was about to get my bitch on. false alarm :wacko:

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Yeah this is old news, but it's always an interesting piece to discuss! I really can't stand parents like this woman.
Billie said it perfectly, if doing your job as a parent, your kids won't get their hands on "inappropriate" material.
It's not the artists job to worry about who will be consuming their work.
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Out of everyone in this thread, why did I get an eye roll? http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/p...

Because out of everyone in this thread, you deserve it the most. :lol:








To be honest, I roll my eyes at everybody. lol.


This has been out for a really long time now but I always thought the woman wrote the letter after her 6 year old son heard Dookie not Insomniac?


It's Insomniac. :)

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Dammit!

I was excited.

Thank you.

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Well yeah it's been around for while and most of us have seen it, but even more people will get to see it because of this thread :happy:. What a classic, the thought of that woman reading Billie's reply is hilarious :lol:

This has been out for a really long time now but I always thought the woman wrote the letter after her 6 year old son heard Dookie not Insomniac?

If you read the letter it'll answer your question :thumbsup:

http://www.lettersof...y-anything.html

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i had never heard of those messages, i really like billies' responce

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I wonder what that woman thinks of them now. :lol:

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lol i've read it 100000000000 times and i still laugh when i read it
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Thank you for posting.I wasn't aware of this information.

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lol i've read it 100000000000 times and i still laugh when i read it

I know right :lol:

Billie's comeback is just amazing

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Haha. This isn't news... it's olds. :lol:
Still cracks me up every time I read it though.

I wonder if that woman sill has the letter. I would pay big bucks for it.
It may even have some of Billie's dead skin cells on it :eyebrows:
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Well, it is old information. But whenever it comes up under discussion, there are always people who have never heard of/read it. I think it's interesting and fun to see stuff discussed again sometimes.
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Well, it is old information. But whenever it comes up under discussion, there are always people who have never heard of/read it. I think it's interesting and fun to see stuff discussed again sometimes.

Wow, I was just going to type out the same sentiment! Thanks for saying it first and so well. :)
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When i first got into Green Day and i read about it i thought it was the most badass thing in the world. lolol
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but to be fair I never knew that letter inspired Reject. Thank you for the tidbit
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i didn't know that this actually was online. Awesome answer :P

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thanks for this :)
i'd seen a picture of the letter billie sent back which was funny, before, but i never knew what the granny said in the first place :lol:
interesting :3 thanks a lot.

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I absolutely LOVE Billie's response!
I had never seen this before, so thanks!

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Haha I just saw this yesterday... Such a great response! :D


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