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Big Bucks: Rex Sinquefield earns 'em, gamers (virtually) shoot 'em and readers respond to 'em

The man behind Prop A: Sure, Sinquefield's successful; he's rich ["Rex Sinquefield Registers His Bentley and His Vote in Osage County," Chad Garrison]. And there's nothing wrong with being rich and/or self-made. But he's trying to push through major tax changes to save himself and other rich folks money by blowing millions of dollars on an ad campaign peppered with pandering and sensationalism, with little concern for the people who will end up most impacted by the changes — which is basically almost everyone else besides them. And as it's been said: They don't even live here.

He's a great financial mind. He's also an asshole. That money could've been put to better use than to get him more of it. At least keep your financial maneuvers in your own back yard and out of ours. AstroTurfers.
Anonymous, via the Internet

Lessons from the master: We could all learn underhanded politics and fear-mongering from this guy. I'd piss in his face if he wouldn't turn around, bottle it and sell it as an "energy drink" to homeless shelters and kittens on fire.
Anonymous, via the Internet

Big Buck losers: It is funny how such ignorant people have nothing better to do than (pretend) kill animals ["There Will Be (Digital) Blood," Kase Wickman]. How about they make a game where we can hunt Thor Fox? See how he likes it. Lame.

Also, how can six pages be typed up for this B.S.? There are far better articles that could have been longer than this.
Justin, via the Internet

CAFE, OCTOBER 28, 2010
Say it ain't so: As soon as I saw the photo, I thought: "TVs? In Monarch?" ["Going South," Ian Froeb]. I'm a sports fan, but their presence in such a great restaurant is a terrible development.
Kitty Litter King, via the Internet

Critiquing the critic: "...the sauce was woefully underseasoned and an unappealing color." Perhaps Ian the Insufferable could provide us with a list of unappealing colors, so that we too could get lost in our own masturbatory subjectivity. And he ought to look up "unctuous." It ain't a compliment. I'm surprised Ian never learned to write better than that back east, from which he's always reminding us he's exiled. Guy needs an editor.
Yojimbo, via the Internet

Arguing about unctuousness: "Yojimbo" needs to settle down. Ian is a restaurant "critic," and that is what the man is supposed to do: critique. I think calling something an "unappealing color" is not a bad assessment of something that should, in fact, be appealing in appearance. Ever get something on your plate that looks pale and unappealing? Don't want to eat it, do you? Why? Because it looks unappealing. So, a pretty good assessment of something if you ask me.

And "unctuous" is an adjective meaning "oily or fatty," which, again, is a pretty good assessment of what he was eating. He didn't say it was a compliment, just an observation. Jump off your attack wagon, dude — and get yourself a restaurant-critic job if you think you're better at it.
Steve, via the Internet

Walk on the wild side: The name "One-Nite Stand" ruins the chance of ever moving forward after your first date ["Best Place for a First Date (Not a Restaurant)"]. I would not recommend taking someone for a first date to a bar with a name like that; after all, they do say it is the first impression that counts. What were you thinking, naming that Best Place for a First Date, Riverfront Times? If you are really looking for a one-night stand, you should attend this place — otherwise it sounds trashy! No girl with class would want to meet someone for the first time at a place like that.

On the other hand, if you are on the wild side, you would like this place. It stated, "One-Nite Stand is smoky as hell and kind of smells like Grandpa's house." Not to mention, the neighborhood is not that great, and I know people that have been served underage there. Not a good choice.
Athena Fellhauer, St. Louis

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