Awesome fireworks in Boston today! We really have some of the best 4th entertainment around, I believe. But it was HOT. It's always this time of year I think I should have gotten AC.
Tom: it's not just you, or automake. We all get that kind of email. I agree that it's frustrating. And I know exactly what you mean: it's such a drag when you find yourself engaged in a meaningless flamefest and realize you're simply wasting your time with someone who has no real interest in having a discussion but just wants to vent. Who has energy for that? I unsubscribed from gmd years ago and that's helped a good bit with my free time :).
One thing I often do is write an email, then delete it before sending it. In a way it's still frustrating because maybe I wasted 15 minutes on the thing, but at least it doesn't drag on, and I usually feel better afterwards.