When Kevin "Wired" Kelly worked with the Whole Earth Catalog, he happened to receive a piece of mail from renowned scifi author Robert Heinlein. Apparently Kelly had mailed Heinlein, and in response he got this bizarre form letter that Heinlein sent to all his correspondents. The author would simply check the appropriate box in answer and mail it off. What's great about the letter is that some of the boxes refer to extremely granular things, like references to obscure articles about science in long-gone publications. No clue as to which answer Kelly was supposed to get: None of the boxes on his letter were checked. Later, apparently, the Heinlein family switched over to email. Click to see the letter in its full weirdness. [via Conceptual Trends]
You've should have seen the boxes on Philip K. Dick's response letter:
[ ] I don't respond to letters from the CIA.
[ ] Yes, you are working for the CIA.
[ ] I don't respond to people trying to read my mind.
[ ] I can read your mind.
[ ] I don't respond to letters from the FBI.
[ ] Please stop listening to my telephone.
[ ] How do you what I dreamed about? Are you the man in my dream?
[ ] How do you what I dreamed about? Are you the woman in my dream?
[ ] I appreciate your input but I don't think anyone would want to make my books into movies.
[ ] Robert Heinlein stole the idea for these type of response letters from me. He has a device that can read other authors' minds. He also punishes me when I forget to feed my cat.