i put up a post on nov. 30th explaining how i got thrown out of mia’s lounge. this letter was published in flagstaff’s local paper flag live. this week’s issue of flag live contains a response letter:
Letters and Corrections
Stray beer cans: hazardous to your social life …
Published on 12/13/2007
LETTERSEDITOR’S NOTE: This blurb was written in response to Michael Bussmann’s letter that appeared in last week’s Flag Live decrying the injustice perpetrated upon him by the tyrannical proprietors of Mia’s Lounge.
DUDE, WHERE’S MY BEER CAN?
Letter to the Editor
An Open Letter to Michael Bussmann:
Dude, you threw a beer can.
being the loud mouth malcontent that i am a response to the response had to be publically issued. and here it is (this letter was also sent to the editor of flag live for possible publication in thursday dec 20th issue):
An open letter to David Wildernuth, Rational Person:
It has been a dream of mine to partake in a fierce, yet civil discussion with a perfect stranger via letters to the editor. Finally, I get my chance. To your comments sir, I say: vague, at best. The body of your letter stated “Dude, you threw a beer can”. This information was presented in my original letter, we (you,me, and the fine readers of Flag Live) already knew that a can was thrown. You added nothing further. No commentary about drunken brutishness, the Shindaggers, social injustice, nothing. I imagine you where hinting at the absurd-ism found in a call to boycott based on a socially inappropriate action (and certainly an action found to be inappropriate by the staff and ownership of Mia’s Lounge). Unfortunately your letter only stated “Dude, you threw a beer can”.
You then signed off “David Wildernuth, Rational Person”. Capitalized and everything. This sign off suggests you think my can throwing/letter writing was/is irrational, and in turn, I am an irrational person. What is irrational about getting thrown out of a bar and writing to your local paper announcing the boycott of the bar? Ridiculous maybe. But irrational, not really.
I call on you David to further explain your position on these matters.
Citizen, Can Thrower