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Flipside of Little Spain

Reader tastes something different at Coqueta: Did Anna Roth and I eat at the same restaurant ["Big Trouble in Little Spain," Eat, 6/5]? I've been to Coqueta three times and each time enjoyed everything I ate (including a few of the dishes mentioned in this review). Two of the three times I was there, Michael Chiarello stopped by to shake my hand, humbly introduce himself, and thank me for coming to his restaurant. This review couldn't be more off base.


Numbers Game

School didn't look at enough data: They only looked at 9,510 tweets ["Dr. Twitter: The Masses Turn to Social Media for Healthcare Advice," Rachel Swan, News, 6/5]. University of Texas at Austin should not have opened their mouths until they analyzed more than 9,500,000 tweets; yes, that many! It is ridiculous and highly unlikely that anyone would turn to any social media outlet to save their lives instead of doing their research by reading many books to take charge of their own health!


Blog Comments of the Week

Occupying the former Hayes Valley Farm may backfire: This Occupy action might do more harm then good ["Occupy Moves Into Hayes Valley Farm, Declares Sovereign State, Plants Kale," Anna Roth, SFoodie, 6/5]. The problem here is that landowners will be more reticent in the future to let people farm on their land while a construction project is in the works if they fear actions of the sort. If the owners had kept the land closed off for all these past years they would not be confronted with this problem.


BART isn't too unlike the rest of the U.S. subway systems: I'm getting really tired of people hating on BART ["Even BART Agents Are Grossed Out, Terrified by BART (Video)," Erin Sherbert, the Snitch, 6/3]. Yes, there are crazy people on it: but um, hello, has the writer ever been on the subways in New York, Boston, or Washington DC? They're hardly better.


Writer is far too serious about a fun, light-hearted song: Why so much anger and hatred against a simple song ["The Saturdays' Awful 'Gentleman': If Only Their Rainbow Could Find a Husband Like It Was 1999," Rae Alexandra, All Shook Down, 5/31]? First of all, The Saturdays didn't write the song, Priscilla Renea (an American) did, so if Alexandra is going to criticize someone for the lyrics, it [should be Renea], although the lyrics are silly and I believe that is the whole point of it. The song is catchy and not to be taken too seriously; isn't that the whole point of pop music — for it to be fun, catchy, and entertaining? Also, "rainbow" is way better than other terms typically used in the music industry. Overall, I think the writer takes the song a little too seriously, which I believe is exactly the opposite of the song's purpose.



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