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it's funny because there are a lot of relationship issues that only require this kind of brevity. especially the cell phone tits one.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 13, 2007 3:51 PM

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.

Posted by Gloria | June 13, 2007 3:54 PM

You could blame it on Freaky Friday.

Posted by elswinger | June 13, 2007 4:03 PM

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.

Posted by winterwoman | June 13, 2007 4:04 PM

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.

Posted by lymerae | June 13, 2007 4:06 PM

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.

Posted by Enigma | June 13, 2007 4:06 PM

I looked at it like a very efficient method of cleaning out what must be one of the fullest inboxes in America. Well done.

Posted by gracynyc | June 13, 2007 4:21 PM

Variety rocks. A good change makes the fastball look faster.

Posted by Smade | June 13, 2007 5:00 PM

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.

Posted by Big Sven | June 13, 2007 5:01 PM

Well, I thought it was the best column of SL I've read in years.


Posted by Real | June 13, 2007 5:41 PM

Loved it, d, though I do love a good rant...

Posted by East coast port, xh | June 13, 2007 6:21 PM

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.

Posted by Kristi | June 13, 2007 6:32 PM

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.

Posted by Krizpy Kremes | June 13, 2007 8:07 PM

While we all love your "Dan-O-Rants" I thought this week's column was an hysterical change of pace....bravo

Posted by Connecticut | June 13, 2007 8:09 PM

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.

Posted by Chilly | June 13, 2007 9:33 PM

Dan has a column?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 13, 2007 11:19 PM

Definitely in the "awesome every once in a while" camp. I mean, how the fuck should you know?

Posted by Darcy | June 13, 2007 11:30 PM

@9, Big Sven, that is hilarious! Thank you. (Paris, you are such great fodder).

Posted by lawrence clark | June 14, 2007 4:05 AM

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.

Posted by JV | June 14, 2007 12:20 PM

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