PW readers sound off.
Regarding last week’s Week’s Worst column about the Goo Goo Dolls:
The Roots have been around for just as long as the Goo Goo Dolls. The Roots have won a Grammy and been nominated more times than the Goo Goo Dolls. They’ve held top 10 chart positions for five albums while the Goo Goo Dolls have only had two albums in a top 10 position. Lets not forget Johnny Reznick’s little tantrum when his guitar was out of tune. So yeah let’s consider these facts before we go around saying who deserves to open for who.
JAKE WEAVER via philadelphiaweekly.com
Goo Goo Dolls suck. They were a punk band from Buffalo that couldn’t get any play so they switched to writing vag pop tunes. Throw in that Johnny Rzeznik has the absolute worst ink of all time and there’s nothing to like. If you like them, I hate to be the one to tell you this, you suck.
SLAVIN via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Adam Erace’s recent review of Bobby’s Burger Palace:
Over the top burgers are as played out as celebrity chefs, gourmet food trucks, sliders, cup cakes and other desperate moves to appear inventive. Sorry for your experience but glad you say it blows. What type of Philadelphian queues up to be fed like a critter at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon? Seriously.
MIKE via philadelphiaweekly.com
Sounds like trouble in your toilet 12 to 24 hours later no matter how well it is done by the kitchen. That much red meat being processed cannot escape the laws of probability in context to bacteria being present. The bowel clenches just reading this. If they don’t care about presentation and plating dynamics then they don’t care about food safety dynamics either. Bless their hearts.
Regarding our Summer Guide of Lists:
Despite the obvious stupidity of such a feature, your article suggests that black hostility toward whites is a simple misinterpretation of “folksiness” that merely produces some sort of “discomfort” in its intended targets while white animosity in such establishments presents genuine physical danger for black patrons. Racism is always irrational, threatening and volatile regardless of the color or “motives” of its proponents.
JIM RUSSO, South Street
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