I must join the recent letter writer who lamented your inclusion of “Asheville Disclaimer” at the expense of “News of the Weird” [“Where's My Dessert,” May 9 Xpress].
Almost all of the Mountain Xpress is intended for the local audience, so I would hope that some judgment of quality also comes into play. I may be in the minority of your readers, but I simply don't find “Asheville Disclaimer” to be skillful satire or even basically amusing, let alone truly funny. The May 23 purported story from Susan Reinhardt was, frankly, puerile in concept and tasteless in execution. Give me some international weirdness any day.
— Ralph Redpath