They arrive with regularity, probably at the rate of one a week, maybe three or four if I've written something that gets picked up by Americans browsing Google News. These emails have come to be a bit of a bore for me, but I know what a laugh Family Guy fans have when they see the byline "Peter Griffin" on top of a "serious" story. They obviously just can't help themselves and it gives me comfort to know they're delighting in their discovery (yeah right). Here's a selection from the past couple of months...
Youre a fat bastard!!! (I'm not 100 per cent sure if this is a Family Guy reference, I think it is...)
Did you know that your name is the same as the Dad off the popular "Family Guy"? But im sure you probably already know that.
Must be awesome to be Peter Griffin!
d00d u ttly hve teh same name as teh family guy
i luv teh family guy
Hi, just thought I'd mail to say I like your articles. Also, I'm sure you've heard this before but awesome name man! I hope you watch Family Guy.
Keep up the good work Peter,
Dear Peter, Did you know there's a TV show called The Family Guy and the show's star is called Peter Griffin? Thought it would crack you up to know.