The Priceless is right: The first time I read“Ask the Boss Bitch,” I figured it was too good to last.
The woman is smart, hip and hilarious. I’m a white man in my late forties but found myself agreeing with the Boss Bitch on nearly everything.
I will certainly still read the Pitch to find out what’s going on about town, but no longer will I be running in and grabbing a copy first thing after work on Wednesdays so I can catch the latest from Priceless Diamonds.
My sweetie reads the Pitch for Savage Love, but I thought the Boss Bitch was priceless.
Meat the Aussies
It’s what’s for dinner down under: Regarding Eric Barton’s “Cattle Call” (March 2): I am thoroughly impressed. I wish more articles like this made it into the print media here in Australia. Then people could make informed decisions about eating meat. Thank you.
Ball buster: Regarding David Martin’s “Is David Glass Smoking Grass?” (March 30): Little Johnny was in his fourth-grade class when the teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up — fireman, policeman, salesman, etc. Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet and so the teacher asked him about his father. “My father’s an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men. Sometimes, if the offer’s really good, he’ll go out to the alley with some guy and make love with him for money.”
The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some coloring and took Johnny aside to ask him, “Is that really true about your father?”
“No,” said Johnny. “He plays for the Kansas City Royals, but I was too embarrassed to say so.”
Tort retort: Read C.J. Janovy’s “Justice at Last?” (March 23). It should have been called “Last at Justice” — a ’50s murder solved in the next century.
You mention the name Eisenhower. No, no, no. Franklin Delano Roosevelt vetoed an anti-lynching law during his administration yet it passed in the House and Senate. That should’ve been included in black history classes.
Tyrone L. Banks
Kansas City, Missouri
C.J. Janovy responds: “Justice at Last?” noted that after Emmett Till’s murder in 1955, “Activists repeat[ed] a decades-long call for federal anti-lynching laws, but President Dwight Eisenhower and Congress fail to act.”
Day planner: Hi, Night Ranger: I don’t know if you care and don’t know for sure if I’m right, but I think maybe Sunday is Day 1, not Day 7 (Night Ranger, April 6).
Longtime reader. First time e-mailer.
And … regardless, it is for drinking. And so are days 6, 5 and 2.
Name withheld by request