;As a diehard Rush fan, I must hate you ["Rush to judgment," Dog Playing Poker, Aug. 17]. As a fan of good satirical writing, I must commend you. Fight the good fight every moment.
;;Robert Riegger, via the Internet
;As a longtime fan of Rush and also a Canadian, eh, that article was friggin' awesome ["Rush to judgment," Dog Playing Poker, Aug. 17] Loved it. Thanks!
;;Chris Thomas, via the Internet;
; ;Tough love
;[Billy Manes]: I wanted to thank you for coming out to sample some of what we have to offer ["Blister," Aug. 10]. With all the changes that have been taking place in Orlando, it occasionally feels that the good folks in town are indifferent with regards to their city to experience anything new. It's great to know that someone such as yourself, who is active in the revitalization of Orlando, who has even run for office, can take the time to try something new.;
;I extend a knowing nod to some of the specifics you had mentioned: The fairy the PR team brought in, for example, was at least 6 feet tall, the band will not ever be back and the mime, well, let's just say he was not what we had expected. The "press event" blew and at the end of the night, I knew it.;
;So, with the noted "limp" member, instead of a good stiff whacking, my restaurant in Church Street Station has nothing to do whatsoever with the Pearlman team, other than the fact that I pay them rent. I go forward with the name "Absinthe," with the hope that the aphrodisiacal powers of such will have its noted effect. The idea was to offer French bistro classics without the usual pretentiousness that one might expect in such an establishment. I'm grateful that you and Jessica came out to our establishment.;
;The truth, however much it hurts, helps me more than smoke. I have since ordered the Campari and Pernod which were absent on your visit. We hope you'll come again and perhaps give some of my food a try. I assure you, it comes on a plate and not in a chafing dish.;
;Mark Dollard, Absinthe Bistro & Bar, Orlando
;;Good versus evil
; [Ian Grey]: Why are you so offended by "Christian imagery" ["Towers of babble," Film, Aug. 10]? Why are you offended by the portrayal of Sgt. Karnes? After the attack he felt that God wanted him to help, and so he did and he saved those men. How could something so noble be offensive to you?
;;Just opposite your review, to place your remarks in the "context" of Orlando Weekly:
;;"Now, I wouldn't say that I worship evil — but I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers either. If you ask me, evil gets a bum rap. I mean it makes certain people uncomfortable … but those complainers are usually on the receiving end of evil. The rest of us who like to inflict evil — or watch it inflicted on others — think it's awesome ["I Love Television," Aug. 10].";
;I don't think it's awesome. And I'm certain Mr. Humphrey doesn't either … but here in two facing pages your paper praises evil and condemns virtue. Mr. Grey, have you ever stopped to examine your anti-Christian attitude? There is a strong and persuasive argument against the war in Iraq. But the noble actions portrayed in this film deserve our respect, not our scorn.;
;David Rogers, Orlando
;;Department of Corrections
;An item last week's Happytown™ column wrongly identified Todd Hutcheson as Tim Hutcheson. Also, a story on the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Greater Orlando stated that the Orlando Sentinel had neglected to mention its ties to the group when writing about it, when in fact the connection was noted by the Sentinel.;;;
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