[RE: Letters, "Ditching Pornotopia," Dec. 13-19 and “Perverting the Porn Supply,” Dec. 6-12] The last two letters that have been printed regarding both Pornotopia and Self Serve have not exactly been complimentary, prompting me to throw my hat into the ring. Let me first disclose that I am a friend of the owners of Self Serve, and I am a vocal advocate of their business. Having worked for a year and a half at a "traditional" porn store in Atlanta, I can appreciate what a breath of fresh air their store can be.
I don't actually disagree with all of the assertions made about Self Serve. I agree that it's clean, well-lit and female-oriented. However, unlike the other letters that have been published, I don't see these as inherent flaws. The sex industry has always been slanted heavily toward straight men, but that doesn't mean sex shops that court women are anti-male. Holy hegemonic thinking, Batman! If you like your porn hard and dirty, great—there's a multibillion dollar industry catering to your taste through at least 10 different stores in Burque. The existence of an alternative for those who are interested in porn but who find themselves turned off by the usual fare doesn't threaten your ability to get what you want. I'm not even sure why someone would bother writing a letter to the Alibi to let everyone know there is now a store in town that doesn't directly cater to their tastes. For the record, I don't like rich people but I don't feel compelled to write letters protesting the existence of Mercedes dealerships. WTF?
John Morningstar Owner, Free Radicals Burque
Nuts to the Alibi
I stopped at China Town, 5001 Central NE, to eat the other day. Against my better judgement I picked up an Alibi. There were only about a dozen issues left, so I thought it may have been an interesting issue—fat chance. I was nearly finished eating and reading when I noticed the issue was dated Oct. 18-24.
When I started reading I thought it was odd there was no letter from Don, and there were Halloween ads. There is always a letter from that guy and the Halloween ads could have just been filler. Aside from this letter I think Don is the only one who bothers to write, and he's nuts. Anyway, I figured the issue I picked up wasn't very popular or the person who does the delivery was too lazy or mentally deficient (possibly both) to remove the old issues or deliver new ones.
A. P. Albuquerque
[RE: Profile, "Fueling the Revolution," Dec. 20-26] Total scam. Mr. McCormack, don't believe the hype. There is no free lunch. Gasoline runs alternator, alternator runs electrolyzer, added gas burns in engine, each step losing some of the energy as heat. The engine will work, and the O2/H2 added will burn, but it will actually drop your mileage. The less it makes, the less noticeable the effect.
Don't take my word for it. Ask any scientist or engineer, anywhere. Either every single one of us is wrong or this guy's a huckster. And he's not the only one.
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