Will strip for food
It amazes me that precious resources are being squandered on such ridiculous things as how close a stripper dances to a client (“Demeaning Dancers,” March 9). Murder, drugs, corruption, rape, domestic violence, etc., and the one thing we have to worry about is this. Well, maybe God will sleep better knowing strippers all over Nashville are keeping their distance. Good job, Metro! How about solving some of those murder cases!
I also think it hilarious that the state is so worried about who is sticking what where (“Down with Dildos!” March 2). How ’bout we feed the hungry, then worry about dildos?
HOLLY TAYLOR firstname.lastname@example.org (Collinwood)
In the article “Demeaning Dancers” (March 9), I did not understand why Stephanie Capps called the dancers “her dancers.” And why she brought a group of dancers to police headquarters to be fingerprinted. I believe the dancers are supposed to be independent artists. Could not the independent artists find their own way to police headquarters to be fingerprinted? Sounds to me like Stephanie Capps is acting like a pimp.
JAMES BROWN James.Brown@alumni.pitt.edu
Kinky, in a different way
Got no major kick with the broad strokes of Edd Hurt’s review of Ray Davies’ solo record (“Ain’t Got No Home” March 9). But I’m kind of flummoxed by his reference to the Kinks’ Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
as “soul-influenced glam-rock.” Mind you, I’m not a true believer or anything but...um, dude, didn’t the title track prominently feature a BANJO, and one that was played in an intentionally clunky manner at that?
JEFF PITCHER email@example.com (Nashville)
Regarding your “Cars on the Cob” (March 9) story by Walter Jowers: You, the editor, Walter Jowers and whoever else printed this story, are idiots. Next time you write a story on farming, ask a farmer, not the Sierra Club. I’d rather pay for ethanol from the Midwest than deal for oil in the Middle East. Next time you write a story on this subject, get more info than an Internet campaign and a moron’s opinion.
DAVID STRUNK firstname.lastname@example.org (Nashville)
Fun with merchandising
This Tennessee woman has a response to the ridiculous Senate Bill 3794 (“Down with Dildos!” March 2) in T-shirt form at www.cafepress.com/sagart/613122. (Among them: “If they ban Dildos from Tennessee, who will run for public office?” “I’ll give up my dildo when they pry it from my...” and “Dildos don’t screw people, politicians do.”)
I have one additional comment or, rather, question. If this bill passes, does it mean that we also get rid of the dickheads who proposed it?
SHERYL GRAHAM email@example.com (Cleveland, Tenn.)
Lawmakers are the biggest dildos
Here’s a novel idea: why doesn’t some forward thinking member of the state legislature introduce a bill to make the introduction of stupid, frivolous bills a felony offense? After reading what Sen. Charlotte Burks and Rep. Eric Swafford are up to regarding sex toys (“Down With Dildos!” March 2), I think the time has come for someone with common sense to step up to the plate. Regardless of one’s position on any of the substantial issues facing our state, surely we can all agree that policing Tennessee’s marital aid population is a waste of time, money and logic. But let me be the first to advocate the abolition of two dildos from our state Capitol: Burks and Swafford.
JONATHAN MALCOLM LAMPLEY firstname.lastname@example.org (Nashville)