MOIST AND STUPID
What is Please Don't Feed the People a deliberation on? More or less nothing.It is a sorry excuse for an American pretend-to-be-journalist-but-really-come-to-russia-for-unprotected-promiscuous-lay who has nothing to say, to crap about the familiar American thematics. Actually, if one has enough patience and pathetically nothing to do (much like me in this pathetic late-night Cohen effort), one realises that the whole four columns with the quasi-politicisms pertaining to Lebed and his hapless campaign manager, Zhukov, Yeltzin and whoever else gets in the way, and complacent but louty intellectual remarks are nothing else but a prelude to a detailed narration dedicated to Mark Ames's flatulent activity on a given air flight.
Speaking of platitudes, precisely which of the sophisticted textual liaisons prompts the wonderful beginning of the 'Las Vegas' part of the article, "If you want to see The People in their unmediated, concentrated selves..."? And what is this intense, though still cliche hatred for the common man? We are all lucky that the author isn't very particular about keeping within the boarders of the style. Because were it otherwise, we would all have to endure the traditional Russian assurances of mutual respect at the end of the article, ti menya uvazhayesh?
Now I remember something in post-modern literary theory about the signified and the signifier and their unlimited chain, and that it is not what, but how one writes, etc. Yet I promise you, your articles is not what literary theory needs to be applied to. You do have to us discrimination against worn-out flabby stupidity (even if it is your own) and you do have to take at least minimal care when writing for a public (even if we are talking about the English-reading audience of Moscow). Do something to kick life into yourselves! Read a book, have passionate satisfying sex, as opposed to a 'vodka-stained anonymous sexual rapport', to paraphrase a friend of mine. Get the adolescently maximalist ideas about the difference between yourselves and the Moscow Times and Tribune out of your heads and make your paper readable. Of the above three newspapers you have the better chance, I'll give you that.
Actually, this is all I'm going to say for now. I hope this letter gets printed, not because I find it important but because I like seeing my sentences in print. See, I got the attitude down.
I thank you for your time.
A SWEDISH DICK
Have some people forgotten the earlier system? Long queues, and to what? Soviet times for people meant mostly bread and potatoes on the table. Why forget this? Why make something nice out of something bad?
Russia was once the fifth strongest industrial nation in the world. This was before the revolution. The communistic period only created poverty in Russia.
People today have a much better living than during the old system. Only destructive and lazy people say something else. Communist time was good for a few at the top but not for ordinary Russians.
Oh, wait-you're Swedish. So you can imagine. Excuse us.
GET OUTTA HERE!
Just got some fresh eXile copies and saw in the answers to the readers that this was the last copy (Jonesing for a clue). I hope it is a bad joke.
Other expat papers make me puke and feel the solidarity with the Russia for the Russians movement. Give them hell. (The only thing - Edichka-pedichka's writing is still the boring shit as it always was) Good luck. Would like to see an article on the gun laws.
Dear Calendar Editor,
I get the score now. You guys blow some shite new wave band, and in return, you get to put your stupid eXile poster up on some insignificant part of the balcony railing. That's what I call shameless. You guys are supposed to call a spade a spade, and in my opinion, you guys cheated your readers in spades.