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Letter to the OC Weekly that will not be published [Dec. 17th, 2006|12:36 pm]
The American Caliban
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Dear The OC Weekly:

Please reboot your paper. You have maybe 3 or 4 good writers left: Arellano, Moxley, Schou. Ziegler's Meltzer riff on Matt McCluer was good last week. The rest is painful: a depressing and irresponsible guide to holiday drinking, a Social Distortion tribute band, a review of a Paul Frank party, a botched mess of a feature that should have been excellent about the Asian sex mystique, and the worst circle-jerk of solipsistic first-person journalism ever seen. Reading the Weekly now is watching a party clique amuse themselves and each other. One friend of mine suggests that each feature should be indexed to its corresponding episode of "Arrested Development."

There is a spanish phrase "verguenza ajena" which means "pain on seeing the embarrassment of others." It's the cringe sensation, and we're feeling it for you. Improve!

best,
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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2006-12-17 08:41 pm (UTC)
Failure from the top down.
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[User Picture]From: hweimei
2006-12-18 05:15 am (UTC)
At least you've got a local weekly to complain about. The only one we've got left is an anemic student-run paper. All the other ones here tend to die a horrible death within a year.
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From: besskeloid
2006-12-18 08:08 am (UTC)
a Social Distortion tribute band

Not again!
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[User Picture]From: salome_st_john
2006-12-18 07:55 pm (UTC)

u r my hreo

Ziegler writes something decent very occasionally. He's got potential but needs to be reined in, otherwise he fancies himself Robert Christgau and we all know where that leads. HAY GUYTH READ MY CONVOLUTED ASSHOLISH NONSENSICAL BULLSHIT THAT I THINK IS GENIUSISH ugh

Everyone else (except those you mention) can suck a big dirty cock (and not in a good way).
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