it's funny because there are a lot of relationship issues that only require this kind of brevity. especially the cell phone tits one.
Ditto #1. Drama doesn't always call for long winded explanations. I enjoyed this week -- half the pleasure of your column is reading about people's fucked up lives -- but I wouldn't want it all the time. I like reading your prose.
You could blame it on Freaky Friday.
I loved this - it was built like a perfect stand-up comedy routine. By the time I got to "How the fuck should I know? Next!" I had tears streaming down my face.
I liked it, certainly humorous, but I missed the "Dan" in it. I'd say to run a "Next!" column every once in a while, but not make it your standard approach. Nice way to mix things up, if nothing else.
I know what you mean.I have to look like I'm working while reading this, so trying to keep a straight face was very hard.
Sometimes I wish your column was longer Dan, so you could address lots of different people and still talk too much.
I looked at it like a very efficient method of cleaning out what must be one of the fullest inboxes in America. Well done.
Variety rocks. A good change makes the fastball look faster.
I'm in the "awesome every so often camp." Sometimes life isn't complicated.
It would be great if Ms. Manners did this occasionaly as well:
Q. Miss Manners, I just don't know what to do about my mother-in-law. Every time I make dinner, she offers to set the table. But she always put the fork on the wrong side. And I really like her, but it's the wrong side for the fork. What should I do?
A. Grow a spine. Worry about the war in Iraq, not where the fucking fork goes.
Well, I thought it was the best column of SL I've read in years.
Loved it, d, though I do love a good rant...
It was both great (funny) and bad (your writing is a pleasure to read, even when we disagree, so in that sense it was disappointing). Every so often? No problem, especially when the questions only require a one line response.
The main reason I liked this week's column is because it manages to squeezes in a large number of letters in. No offense Dan, but sometimes your long-ass responses and rants limit the column to two letters. Let's get back to the most important element -- the freaks.
While we all love your "Dan-O-Rants" I thought this week's column was an hysterical change of pace....bravo
Liked it, thumbs up. I can really appreciate the fact that this week's column took a lot more effort than most. All that time culling the letters that deserved just what you gave them. Sometimes research can be a bitch.
But only on occasion, eh? The more Dan, the merrier the readers.
Dan has a column?
Definitely in the "awesome every once in a while" camp. I mean, how the fuck should you know?
@9, Big Sven, that is hilarious! Thank you. (Paris, you are such great fodder).
Thanks for making me feel like the fucking dumbass I was when you answered my letter. Thanks a whole fucking lot. I mean that. If you ever find your way south, I'd love to buy you a beer.
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