Likewise, Tom Burns' brilliantly manic Nazi Dr. Scott was as far from the guy in the movie as Pela is from a Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Scott, gleefully trading nasty-tempered insults with the rowdy audience, was a hilarious mixture of recognizable comic inspirations, but had nothing in common with the movie except for the wheelchair. Todd Yard's excellent Riff-Raff was another masterpiece, balancing some familiar elements of the movie character with his own originality.

Sure, Brad, Janet, Columbia, Magenta, Rocky, Eddie and the rest had many similarities to the movie's characters (duh, they're supposed to, Robrt), but they all had wonderfully original versions of their characters. Good job, Rocky Horror Show. Let's do the Time Warp again!

Julie and Dan McIver
Marie LeMat

Think Peace
When will law enforcement go too far ("Hired Guns," October 23)? Or not enough? Which rent-a-cops out there are really qualified? And who exactly has the power to decide this? Does the American public still have a government by the people and for the people? Howard Stansfield's article brought up some interesting points that if people want to hire security, it's their right, and it truly is. But I think the question we should all ask is, why should we really have to hire them in the first place? Our world is what we make of it. We shouldn't have to take measures this far in the first place.

I appreciate New Times bringing up the most current issues that really matter. It is so hard to find a newspaper these days that isn't crowded with celebrity facts and other nonsense. New Times also has the latest local information, too, as well as the latest culturally enriching activities. Keep up the great work.

Kelly Lydick
Fountain Hills

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