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SF Weekly Letters October 1-7, 2014 


How Corny

Reader recalls first bite: September 1975, high school lunch period, one of my friends bought me a corn dog because he could not believe I never had one before; om nom ["Corn Dog: Live by the Stick, Die by the Stick," Brandon R. Reynolds, feature, 9/24].

Rocket J

Corn dog tribute transformative: I will never look at "Old Man Meat-on-a-Stick" the same way again.

Polly P. Pork

Blog Comments 0x000Aof the Week

Facebook is unsurprisingly shady: turning humans into commodities... ["Facebook Will Delete All Drag Queen Profiles in 2 Weeks," Rachel Swan, The Snitch, 9/19] Ya think? Remember, social media is another word for advertising. Get with it folks; they are data-mining you all the way to the bank.


Get outta here, gluten: Obnoxious is one thing. Looking for gluten-free is another ["SOMA Chef Takes Aim At Obnoxious Diners," David L. Garcia, SFoodie, 9/22]. My son needs it for his health, proven by testing. We politely ask if not indicated on the menu. Thanks for making the decision just a bit easier. No huge loss. One less obnoxious chef to deal with. Voting with my dollars. Bye bye! Oh, and bite me!

Dave Wiggins

Allergy sounds bogus: This incident sounds like it has less to do with dietary preferences than a rude customer who wanted to get away with not paying for his meal. More information would help but it sounds like the customer ordered a meal, ate it, and then wouldn't pay for it. If s/he had real dietary restrictions, s/he would have made them known before ordering the meal.


Listen to the music: Welcome back to the '90s ["S.F. Music Venues Use New Technology to Disable Cellphones at Shows," Rachel Swan, The Snitch, 9/24]! Finally something to get rid of the phone of the person in front of you that is blocking your view of the stage. Hey, if our elders managed to be together and enjoy concerts together without those phones, why can't we? And besides, I think posting in social media during concerts is more for bragging purposes, really.

Kathy Ursua

In defense of phones: This is the dumbest idea I've read about in quite some time. The level of effort is far too high for it to have widespread adoption and raises a rather important question of safety for those who need to dial or text emergency services.

Adam Smith


Residents cycle less than reported: In our story ["The Big Bike Dilemma: The Bike-Share Supply Chain Breaks Down," Kate Conger, Sucka Free City, 9/24], we misstated the number of daily rides taken on Bay Area Bike Share in S.F. It is 1,300 rides per day, not 13,000 as we reported. SF Weekly regrets the error.


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