IT’S GETTING SERIOUS/ (GREAT) LETTERS OF THE WEEK!
It’s getting serious over at my Kickstarter Campaign!! We’re over $10,000, but we’ve got to get the next ten over the next 5 days if this is gonna happen! If you haven’t donated yet, please do, and you’ll have access to a terribly embarrassing pic of yours truly in MJ from high school!! Some choice reactions:
“It’s like a car accident. I can’t help but stare.”
“That pic alone is worth the donation!”
I’ll be posting more embarrassing crap as the total rises.
The campaign is getting a lotta play all over the web:
LETTERS/EMAILS OF THE WEEK:
(i’m always amazed at how intelligent, charming and witty all you readers are.. the series of emails below reinforces that fact! i had to print it all cuz it got better and better!-kk)
Chronicles. I look forward to it every month, and feel that it is the
centerpiece of ‘The Funny Times’.
When I was in the army in the Seventies and Eighties, I had a group of
buddies — still do, come to think of it — and we had a rating system
for the important things, like music, sports and, ummmm….well,
nookie (to use your expression in the recent column).
And humour. The highest compliment was given to the material that
caused outright laughter and then intense discussion as to the merit
that it had or the point that it made. The supreme category was TSFS
— ‘Thigh Slapper and Forehead Smacker’.
Congratulations on being elected to this most prestigious level by
five middle aged army vets united in being . I believe that you’d find
it much more encouraging than ‘Smashing Dominator of the Entire Sports
Galaxy’ or ‘Smokin’ Hottie That Could Scrub The Chrome From A Trailer Hitch’.
pretty, pretty, pretty please.And, I am hugely honoured. You are someone who provides the bookmarks
and definitions for American life.
reference points that index current life in America. I have great admiration
for you.I’m fascinated to see America through the eyes of an intelligent, aware
articulate black man. I’m in my latter-day fifties, and can still remember
the ‘Colored Only’ signs at Indiana state parks. Even though I’m on the
cynical end of the teeter-totter (the kind that’s a Life Member of both the
American Legion AND the ACLU), I’m still a sucker and a sentimentalist in
that the finest thing about America (other than the Bill of Rights) is our
diversity. The fact that I’ve lived long enough to see the change from
anti-miscegenation laws to an extraordinarily accomplished black man as
president, that television shows staring homosexual men is no big deal, that
I was able to act as a reference for two dear friends — a lesbian couple —
during their adoption efforts — it’s fucking amazing.
Yes, we have a long way to go. The wacked-out Christian Fundys have been let
out of their closet, thanks to Reagan’s killing of the Fairness Doctrine
(and the only way you’d have been invited to the Ron & Nancy White House was
to mow a lawn or fry a chicken), allowing such hate-spewing cretins as
Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck free range. It was exacerbated by the loathsome
Gingrich’s GoPac Memo, and came to fruition with scumW’s hands dripping with
the blood of perhaps one million human beings, including our own people,
drowning in attics in New Orleans as the waters rose, and promised help
But we all do our part. And yours is honorable and (I believe) effective.
The K Chronicles and th(ink) DON’T ‘raise awareness’ (a truly repellant
phrase). They observe, and….accuse. What you do is important.
So — even though I’m your senior by a decade or so, you’ve earned to right
to call me ‘white boy’.