A formerly owned man pwns his owner

Sarcasm is, of course, nothing new.  But throughout the long history of the art, there have surely been few practitioners as skilled as that unsung master of sarcasm Jourdan Anderson, a former slave whose old master, after the war, wrote to the man he used to own and offered him a job.  What he didn’t realize was that Jourdan Anderson already had a job.  And a sharp wit.  And a pair of big brass balls.  Anderson wrote a reply, and that reply saw wide publication, and now through the magic of the internet it has been passed on to us.


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