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Monday, November 12, 2007

Letter to the Editor about This Week’s Feature Story by Someone Who Hasn’t Actually Read It

posted by on November 12 at 11:08 AM

Randy M. writes:

While walking past a bird cage that a friend of mine has, appropriately I saw the latest edition of “The Stranger” lining the bottom of the cage. Peering through the bars of the cage, I read the headlines on the feces soaked wannabe periodical  that read something to the effect of “Mr. Savage goes to Spokane in search of more restroom action”. This caught my eye for two reasons: One being that I get “confused” with these gay marriages. Is Dan “U” Savage a “Mr.” this week? The other reason was that I thought there is plenty of gay restroom sex in Seattle, he has to seek it out in Eastern WA now? (of course in the name of “journalism”). Have fun over there Dan. Be careful though, some of those boys from the wheat country don’t take a liking too much to some guy west of the mountains lisping and checking them out while on “ASSignment”.

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*Someone* wasn't an honors student.

Posted by Michigan Matt | November 12, 2007 11:11 AM

Someone is a fucking idiot.

Posted by monkey | November 12, 2007 11:14 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 11:15 AM

He just tries too hard.

Posted by tsm | November 12, 2007 11:16 AM

He also seems to have missed everything I've ever written about bathroom sex -- I'm con, and the pro-toilet sex kids are always yelling at me for being sex negative. Can't win for losing...

Posted by Dan Savage | November 12, 2007 11:19 AM

"Is Dan “U” Savage a “Mr.” this week?"


Posted by BC | November 12, 2007 11:22 AM

That story was great by the way. Being from Spokane and having been in the the new Davenport Tower, I loved the Siegfried and Roy reference to the decor. Nothing like a Spokane Safari.

Posted by BC | November 12, 2007 11:26 AM

Don't you know you only become a Mr. when you get married?

Like I said... see #2 and repeat.

Posted by monkey | November 12, 2007 11:39 AM

No doubt, he'd be one of those people who says, when you drop off the new issue: "Heeeey, Stranger! Hot off the press! Any NEWS in that PAPER?"

Posted by Circ Peep | November 12, 2007 11:41 AM

A C for effort, but an F for content and composition.

Posted by Greg | November 12, 2007 12:01 PM

Great letter - I bet I will do him on my next night prowl at the Inland Empire peep shows.

I read the Spokane article, reminded me of a bad travel feature. What was the point?

Dan is a sexual conservative - and the decor of some hotel is of little interest to me.

Surprised he didn't take the kid with him - and add an eating out with children review.

Posted by Andy | November 12, 2007 12:04 PM

Ouch, Andy. I think I caught some shrapnel from your stinging wit. Medic!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 12, 2007 12:18 PM

See? Some people think I'm a sexual conservative, which is absolutely hilarious.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 12, 2007 12:23 PM

You are a sexual conservative, Dan.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 12:33 PM

Prove, Mr. Poe.

Posted by Dan Savage | November 12, 2007 12:40 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | November 12, 2007 12:44 PM

It'th the lithping that alwayth giveth you guyth away. I can thpot you every time.

Posted by Fnarf | November 12, 2007 12:55 PM

I'll grudgingly concede that the article was pretty good (if for nothing else, the dissertation on "autogynephiles")... and fervently hope that the head of the next Mole that Randy whacks pops out of his anal orifice with an audible wheeze... ^..^

Posted by herbert browne | November 12, 2007 1:38 PM

i hate this man and his letter, so much...don't try to be arch and witty on Slog. Either you got it, or you ain't and you ain't got it, dude..

Posted by michael hunt | November 12, 2007 2:25 PM

and puns haven't been very funny, EVER.

Posted by michael strangeways | November 12, 2007 3:12 PM


Posted by frmont ho | November 12, 2007 5:46 PM

I agree with Poe. Dan is and, unfortunately has become more so the older he gets. He should get out some his earliest comic books and re-read them for proof.
Anyone who's never seen Dan's co-written comic books and strips has missed a wonderful treat from Savage Love. Why don't you reprint those, Dan? They're priceless.

Posted by BeenThere | November 13, 2007 2:22 AM

I must remember to use the term "ASSignment" sometime in the near future

Posted by seanford | November 13, 2007 1:31 PM

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