The piece in the Asheville Disclaimer page about Mills River Presbyterian Church ["World's Largest Puzzle Completed," Jan. 27] was tasteless and crass. I appreciate creative satire and humor, but this spoof was neither. It sadly demonstrated the extreme lack of creativity and poor judgment of managing editor Jon Elliston and the entire management staff of Xpress. In my 27 years as chief creative director of Philadelphia's leading ad agency, I have witnessed some brilliant creative efforts, and I can unquestionably state this is the worst I have ever seen.
This insensitive piece has degraded your publication, [making it] unworthy to even be considered flooring for my parrot.
— Hap Del Buono