I have to say, I enjoyed CityBeat [April 1] on the bus on my way in to work this morning more than I usually do. Maybe it was April Fool's Day in the air? I have to say I was expecting some April-foolery, but not in everything! But it was top entertainment on my boring 45-minute bus ride from Downtown to UTC.
And for Candice Woo—she mentions 7-Elevens in Japan, but is she aware that they are all over Asia? I couldn't believe it when I got to Singapore last year and there were 7-Elevens everywhere—same in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hong Kong (especially Hong Kong). But can Candice clear up the riddle of why the 7-Eleven closest to me (in Little Italy) never has any doughnuts left in the evening? Thay's what I want to know.
Paul Nelson, Little Italy
Let them eat grass
Comrade: The article “Out of the closet” [“Editorial,” April 1] has to be a joke. Advocating communism over a free nation? What could you be thinking to print an article like this? Don't you know that communism brings poverty to the masses? Look at any truly fully communist nation! It will not bring “up” the poor, but drag down the rich, so we are all in poverty.
I will be sure to tell all my friends to never buy a CityBeat publication. And if you don't like it in free America, move to a communist nation. I'm sure you'll love eating grass for dinner.
Editor's note: April Fool!
Moscow in America
About your April 1 editorial advocating for communism: Are you nuts? Is the article an April Fool's joke? Are you actually old enough to remember the Soviet Union and Cold War? I suggest you watch the movie Moscow on the Hudson. There is a reason why communism failed. There is a reason why people tried to escape there and fled to this country. I will agree that there is a happy medium, but standing in lines for toilet paper is not where I think we should go.
What is even more ironic is on the very next page is an article explaining how Edwin Decker found God. Well, if we go your way, let Edwin know that he will need to go back to “Sordid Tales” because religion is not allowed. Your entire staff may be out of work since all journalism is censored in a communism system.
Michael Rubin, Shelter Island
Editor's note: April Fool!
About your April issue: “From the desert to the sea” by David Silva was hysterical. Couldn't stop laughing. “Abundance of caution” by Erik Bell was right up there, as was “New study...” I think you should employ this Jon Stewart mode of journalism from now on.
The “engineering on steroids” Republican solutions in this county for airports in El Centro and Coronado, with maglevs and tunnels connecting them, where Miramar is right under their noses, is obviously where Mr. Silva is mining his humor from. Kick the Marines out to El Centro / Yuma and take all their 85-100 IQ rednecks with them. The energy in this county would transform immediately, and we'd all be better off. Don't ya just love the latest tunnel-under-the-tarmac scheme at Lindbergh? These guys are too funny to be in public office. I just finished an eight-week stand-up course at the Comedy Store, and I think the real comedians are Steve Peace and Katz & Co.
Lee “Jackson” Juskalian,