Re: No Sex in the City, 7.17.02
Wednesday 24 July @ 11:45:18
As I sit writing this, there are roofers parked on the lawn of my apartment building boiling a large vat of tar. That is precisely where I am going to throw the 7.17.02 issue of PULSE.
Or, more specifically, where I am going to throw Tim Neuenschwander’s article “No Sex & the City.”However, I want to give it another look, to make sure I haven’t missed some light at the end of the tunnel. Some redeeming factor that would make what currently appears to be useless pap more palatable and maybe even relevant in the scheme of things.
Five minutes later:
No. There are no redeeming qualities about this article. It doesn’t focus on the women involved in working in strip clubs (unless you count the critique of natural vs. synthetic breasts) and the quotes from the managers at said clubs are cryptic and vague: “This is one of those little corners of the world that if you wait long enough, you’ll see just about anything.” That little nugget carried with it more wisdom and truth than the entirety of Neuenschwander’s whole article; but he failed to elaborate on it. The article is as empty as my wallet after a few lap dances.
If he’s had so many great talks with managers at strip clubs, why didn’t he include them? Oh, maybe he was too busy “drinking on the job.” Tim needs to figure out how to write so that he doesn’t sound like he’s ripping off Hunter S. Thompson in every paragraph.
Why would PULSE even consider publishing what amounts to a play by play of a night out for frat boys when there are so many more relevant things happening out there?
I’m going to enjoy watching this thing melt into the stinking, bubbling tar.
Burn baby, burn,
Keith Charles Krone