Aug. 19, 2009 - Issue #722: Edmonton Blues Festival 2009
Letters to the Editor
Cody, you know if you don't like a movie it's cool, write what you feel
("Zeus-ordained suffering," Aug 6 – Aug 12, 2009). But when your [sic]
to [sic] stupid to get that the dialogue is ambiguous and can go either way,
then you shouldn't be writing reviews.
Here is what you wrote in your review: "The two main characters turn out to be the serial killers, who repeatedly murder vacationing couples and assume their identities. This is in spite of the fact that roughly half of the movie prior to this revelation is devoted to them sneaking away from the other lovers and fearfully speculating over who the killers might be."
Wrong! Every line of their dialogue goes both ways. It works in the way you saw it and wrote about it, and it works in the way you didn't catch. That being you know they are the killers from the beginning. They are never speculating over who the killers might be—they are the killers—and all the dialogue works in this premise. All of the action also works this way. I dare you to show me one word they say that says absolutely they are not the killers and someone else is. I should know, I cut the movie.
Like I said: you don't like the movie, you find it trite, OK. But when you miss it completely, well ... your stupidity is, umm, unfathomable.
Oh, and so sorry you had to break your code of conduct and reveal the killers in you review. That must have been really hard for you. I swear to fucking Zeus you're a dumbass.
Your article in Vue ("Character flaws," Aug 6 – Aug 12, 2009) is a joke. How can your food critic say things that she has no idea what she is talking about? Here are the flaws:
- There is no mustard in the duck dish at all.
- It is impossible for fresh pasta to be al dente as it's fresh pasta, it’s not dried in any way. Dried pasta can, but fresh can't, that’s Cooking 101.
- The foie gras is cooked in ceramic like everywhere in the world, so your writer must have mistaken tin for cognac. How, I don’t know.
- Turnover dough isn’t puff pastry, turnover means a folded-over piece of dough. This isn’t toaster strudels from Safeway, which is what she might be used to. There are only three ingredients in it: butter, cream cheese and flour, so there is nothing in it to make it rise; no eggs, no baking powder, nothing, there isn’t even sugar.
- The lobster sauce on the ravioli isn’t lobster sauce.
We have a problem enough in this city with locally-owned restaurants, and
if magazines like you keep slamming them, pretty soon you newspaper people
that have such a high circulation will destroy us. Why don’t you have
some respect for local businesses and rate Olive Garden and such and see how
you like the food there? You won’t because you will get sued, even the
Journal and the Sun stopped hurting the local businesses.
If you get some 20-year-old girl that is writing a food article that has no experience or palate in food, she better be right in her comments. It's embarrassing for you to allow this article to come out. Try writing this in your newspaper.
YOU'VE BEEN DRINKING
'Will the lime beer phenomenon last? It is too early to tell, but I am
reminded of past 'innovations' such as low-carb beer, Ice beer, and dry beer.
All were big news when first released but within a couple of years quietly
faded from view." ("Flavour of the island," Jul 30 – Aug 5, 2009). Huh?
Low-carb beers in general and Bud Ice in particular are two of the fastest
growing sellers in a down market. Maybe not in Canada—I haven't looked
into that—but certainly in the US.
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