Letters From the Issue of Thursday, April 20, 2006

Hellfire

Giligin's vile: I've always loved Inferno, but the one on the wise-ass Chuey and his "fear factor" shenanigans ("Mouthful of Midget," Stephen Lemons, April 13) is great!

I'm heading over to Giligin's for the Wednesday night craziness as soon as I can. I loved the opener to your column about Chuey humping Natalee Holloway's picture. Sick, but if we can't laugh at tragedy, how can we hope to deal with the horror of it?

I'm just glad to know that such humor is alive and well in Phoenix. Who would have thought that anything like this was going on in this conservative city? Any comedy act that references Terri Schiavo, John Wayne Gacy, Jesus Christ, Don Knotts and Christopher Reeve is a winner in my book.

Hey, I may be sick in the head, but there are a lot of us around here who don't get much nourishment, now that David Letterman has gotten old and Saturday Night Live has cleaned up its act. About the only thing going is Bill Maher's show, and now, 'course, Cap'n Mike and Chuey the Rock 'N' Roll Midget.
Denise Parra, Phoenix

Laughter -- and a barf bag -- is the best medicine: Hilarious Inferno column on Chuey and the Cap'n. Laughter is the best thing you can get for yourself, and I can tell you I haven't laughed so hard in a while.

You guys at New Times are so good at digging up the crazy shit in this town. Thanks for turning me on to such great entertainment. I'll be over at Giligin's next Wednesday.
Sara Lovelace, via the Internet

Just make sure the bars on the cell door are very close together: Has New Times taken leave of its senses?! I've noted from all your positive talk about Mexicans who are taking jobs away from Americans (no matter what you say, it's true!) that you now lack what used to be called good ol' American common decency. But now you have really done it; you have written a story about a man who defiles the photo of a dead girl!

This Chuey person should be locked up in a tiny prison humping Natalee Holloway's picture with his tiny dick. What a sick fool! And for New Times to print his so-called "antics" is beyond reproach. I'm writing a letter to Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas -- one of the few public officials who gets it right around here -- asking him to bring charges against your paper for indecency. And while he's at it, I want him to close down Giligin's for allowing that midget asshole to commit public indecency.

New Times should be ashamed of itself for a lot of reasons, but what you have done now cannot be tolerated in this decent society.
Sandra Patel, via the Internet

Basic instinct: I loved the Inferno on the "fear factor" stuff, since I love the TV show so much. It's really twisted that so many of us love to see other people eating bugs and worse, but there's something very entertaining about it all. I think we like this kind of stuff just like we like looking at car wrecks. It appeals to something basic in our human nature.

But I could have done without the opener about Natalee Holloway. I can just imagine how her parents would feel if they read about what Chuey was doing and saying. The rest of what was going on at Giligin's was great, but Chuey should be ashamed of himself.
Carol Lawler, Flagstaff

Race Relations

What the #$*! does he know?: I'm writing you to complain about the son of a bitch who called us Mexicans all those dirty words on your Letters page. His sorry name is Jon Krieger ("An Admirer of Mayor Phil's," Letters, April 13).

Have him say all those words in front of actual Mexicans, and see what happens to him. He's a piece of dog poop!
Joseph Lujan, Phoenix

Not kicking ass, but taking names: So letter-writer Jon Krieger is going to call Mexicans, from the safety of his home, spics and worse? I'd like to see him say this to my face. And this is the kind of fool who admires Mayor Phil Gordon?!

I noticed that the mayor went back on the words he'd said after the first migrant-rights march. You know, the first time around, he said it was a disgrace that we Latinos had taken to the streets. I loved the way The Bird took him down for his foolish comments ("Single-File, Please!" Robrt L. Pela, April 6), and I loved the way The Bird put a hurtin' on that dumb-ass talk-show host at KFYI the next week ("Go On, Just Shoot 'Em," April 13).

But I'm getting away from the subject, which's that Mayor Gordon was singing a different tune at the conclusion of the second big march (the one that drew from 100,000 to 225,000 people); he was very welcoming of everybody and was taking credit for the city making the march turn out well. He was acting like he was in favor of Mexicans marching in the streets all along.

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