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RE: “20 Questions for an American Hero,” February 2010
I’ve been a faithful fan and follower of horse racing for my entire adult life, but even I was amazed to see Whimsyburger manipulate His Willing Maiden in such a way on live TV. I’d never expect a man of such small stature to be physically capable of diverting His Willing Maiden–that beast is huge. But, Whimsyburger has proved me wrong and in the process displayed a level of finesse unseen by any of the men who previously rode His Willing Maiden.
Fredrick Levasseur – Granbury, TX.
Being a professional jockey myself I have to say that those people were lucky to have a man as skilled as Vincent Whimsyburger riding His Willing Maiden. Since September 11th, jockeys have been paid less and less, to the point where those starting only make $16,000-$20,000 a year. Whimsyburger is surely working for his love of the sport—like many of us—but it’s not a carrier I’d wish on my children.
Kent C. Adler – Reading, PA.
Maybe some will say that my sensibilities are off kilt. And don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s great that DeLuise Downs hired a skilled jockey. But, if this horse was on autopilot, what was the jockey actually doing? Gutting Fish? The on-board horseputer didn’t know that the stands were full with 155 newborn babies. The fact is that it was luck that carried His Willing Maiden out the fire exit and into the Tennessee River. If this had happen anywhere else, those babies would be dead.
Carmen Bass – New Haven, CT.
Even if Whimsyburger is a hero, it doesn’t mean that the people in charge can continue to do nothing about birds on the race track. This is another example of what the horrible outcome is when a bird strikes a moving horse. There are several tools that could be used to preform the task of clearing the track, such as sound generators, poison food, enchanted anti-avian amulets, the dance of bird riddance, greater spells of bird deterrence, and human sacrifices to the the bird god, Garuda. It’s time for somebody to do the right thing.
Fanny Tamrin – Avon Park, FL.
RE: “Working on a Sex Farm,” February 2010
I’m in favor of sex farms. They keep the nation’s youth off the streets by giving them a place to belong. When you look at the big picture they aren’t different than scouting or the YMCA. Hopefully the Aberdeen city council recognizes that fact.
Leslie Goon – Aspen Hill, MD.
The coalition of neighborhood business trying to exclude Johnson’s sex farm from the meetings should be ashamed of themselves. Maybe they don’t like the idea of child prostitution–I certainly don’t–but to gag the business, not allowing them to defend themselves is also wrong. When did this great nation turn into such a travesty?
William Thoraxmaker – Trenton, NJ.
You can call me crazy, but I don’t want to live in a world where business are allowed to operate a vehicle that’s made to look like a street sweeper; scoop kids up off the street; put those kids in a building that was previously a state correctional facility; force them to refine oak and berries into “Woodlands’ Lube;” and then dispose of them by dumping them on human traffickers in the Middle East. No Sir—I don’t want to live in that world.
Timothy Gayfish – Bowie, MD.
Reading your sex farm article I’m just as outraged as I was when I originally heard about it on the Sean Hannity program. Thank you, God, for the patriots taking their time and money to go to the scene of the crime—Washington D.C! Obama is determined to allow operations like this destroy this country. I’m sure that somewhere in the stimulus you’ll find BHO and the dumbacrats funding groups like this–their equivalent of the Hitler Youth. But your known liberal periodical won’t publish a letter like this, even though all I’m doing is asking the questions virtually nobody else is willing to ask.
Ronald Cockburn – Hanlontown, IA.
RE: “The Pleasures of Tomorrow” January 2010
Your article on the future of blow up dolls—or snatch-bots as you call them–reminded me of the 1964 World’s Fair. During the “Demonstration of Life Tomorrow,” they showed off a robot butler. This butler was suppose to change the way we live and make everything a cinch. Instead, 30 years later there were still no robot butlers. And 40 years later, these butlers can only vacuum our floors and get stuck spinning around in circles. I’ll believe it when I see it.
Dirty Sanchez – Parsons, OK.
RE: “The 2010 Erotic Cake Challenge,” January 2010
As an avid lover of erotic cakes and a connoisseur of many said bakeries, I found your reviews and comparisons lacking. I’m especially astonished that you could write an article about these bakeries without mentioning Cupcakes & Franks on 12th street in Seattle. There I’ve seen fondant formed into works of art—erotic ones. Maybe you could do a feature on the establishment and their specialty, the black on black death by chocolate cake.
Remember to Come Up With a Super Funny Name For This – Spokane, WA.