Over the weekend Washington Monthly Web Editor Ryan Cooper came a little unglued (this is putting it mildly) when he discovered late Saturday night that the magazine had been compromised. Or at least that’s what he thought.
God fucking dammit, stop hacking our website you assholes
— Ryan L. Cooper (@ryanlcooper) May 19, 2013
He continued by trying to calm himself. “Deep breath,” he wrote. By 10:34 p.m. he appeared to calm down slightly and followed up with this philosophical declaration.
There is a special place in hell for hackers of small, ramshackle websites.
— Ryan L. Cooper (@ryanlcooper) May 19, 201
We also requested comment from Editor-in-Chief Paul Glastris through what is hopefully the publication’s secure generalized email system. But just in case all else fails, we also tried Glastris’ office phone. We wonder if Cooper meant to write that his workplace website is “carelessly or loosely constructed” as “ramshackle” as defined by Merriam-Webster Online. Free Online Dictionary goes further, saying ramshackle means that “disintegration is likely.”