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Perhaps Derrida meant that when Bonca says, "I want a glass of water," it means something different from what I mean when I say it. He also could have meant that people change over time. But I don't think that when I said, "I want a glass of water" at age 5, it meant anything different from what it means when I say it now. As the old saying goes, "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit." This happens a lot in the humanities and social sciences. It also earned Derrida a comfortable retirement job at UC Irvine.Harleigh Kyson Jr.
But this is my question for Mr. Tsang: Is that really what you think of us? Do you really think all Filipino moms do is cook to make their family happy and gossip with their friends on the phone about the sin that is birth control? Do you think all Filipino guys are either militant Pinoy Priders or just straight-out thugs? Do you think Filipino girls can only get dorky, fat, white guys and all need nose jobs? I understand the movie is supposed to be satire, but neither the cast nor the script were strong enough to convey the intent. If Tsang's ardent promotion of this film is his way of making this into the next My Big Fat Greek Wedding, can he please kiss my big, fat, Filipino ass? Seriously.Christine Sevilla
To the Weekly editors, from this real-life fellatio ex-boy: whoever changed my correct spelling of "fellatio" and left out an "l" in my review of The Flip Side needs a stern lesson in proofreading—and more. I'm offering my services to the culprit.Daniel C. Tsang
While I think the logic of Bush's war plans and larger U.S. foreign/terrorist policy are as flawed as Swift's plan for solving the Irish famine, the alternative of unending sanctions that kill thousands of innocent people per month is hardly much better. I did not publicly describe the folks at MERIT as "lunatic right-wing Jews."Mark LeVine
Comedian Bill Maher did not appear at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) national conference in Anaheim on Nov. 8-10 (Calendar listings and Coker's This Week in Bill Maher Sightings, Nov. 8). Maher's appearance had been announced, but the MPP lineup later changed. You can catch him Nov. 23 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles pimping his new book, When You Ride Alone, You Ride With bin Laden.