April 3, 2006 |
BECAUSE the Orange County rich have more money than the rest of us, they also have bigger and newer houses, cars, diamonds and breasts, according to the new reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County." The problem is what they don't have, namely, any interest in being perceived as melon-breasted, jewel-encrusted, SUV-driving, margarita-sipping mansionistas. And that means trouble in Coto de Caza.
April 24, 2005
Re Mark Swed's "Don't Tsk-Tsk the Music Video Disc" (April 17): Opera on DVD is also a viable alternative to live performances. Live opera is priced to the stratosphere, with tickets approaching $200 per seat for each performance. Opera on DVD is usually around $30. Whenever one of the local opera companies presents an opera that I am not familiar with, I always buy the DVD first to decide whether to invest in the money into the live performance. Brent Trafton Long Beach
April 17, 2005 |
Siegfried's a big fat slob. How do I know it's Siegfried? Easy. His name is plastered across his dirty white T-shirt. Shoveling down his grub, he's in the kitchen with an overwrought Mimi, the scheming dwarf who's peeling potatoes at the table and piling on the guilt.
August 17, 1996
I enjoyed Steve Hochman's recent review of the live Cure show until he erroneously referred to the band's song "Killing an Arab" as being inspired by the classic Camus book "The Outsider" ("Smith Occasionally Finds the Cure for Doom, Gloom," Aug. 12). Try "The Stranger," Mr. Literature. Tsk, tsk! SCOTT SCHALIN Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1992
Tsk, tsk, Mr. Buchanan--subjugation of women to an inferior social level, denial of equal protection of and equality for lesbians and gays--minimally 10% of America's population--myopic censure of Los Angeles' Afro-American youth and bombardment of Hollywood all in the name of God and what is "right"? Sir, it is not the events in our lives, but our reactions to them. Perhaps you may want to consider that it is time to learn to unlearn; truth, from within and without, has nothing to do with value judgment or misperception.
July 1, 1990
I get it! Sloan's article on The Donald was the answer to last year's conundrum, "Are we having fun yet?" The response has to be yes, if fun means that Mr. and Mrs. Middle-Class American Taxpayer will pick up the pieces of Mr. Trump's failing empire. For years we stood around tsk-tsk-ing and tacitly allowed his empire to expand like a hot air balloon. Our banks were not accountable for loans whose only collateral was the paper they were written on. Our motto was, "If you can't see a problem, there ain't one."