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Re: “John Dies at the End

Went to see this at the Loft last night with a friend and had an excellent time. This film is a seriously surreal, occasionally shocking and funny ride and well worth the time. It's a twisted mash-up of Ghostbusters, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Buckaroo Banzai; Paul Giamatti is his usual fantastic self and the heroes are like Bill and Ted run through a ketamine sieve. See it at the Loft or pick it up at Casa!

Posted by RJFletcher on 02/27/2013 at 9:50 AM

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Re: “Not Your Mama's Safety Pin: How a Household Item Can Change a Life

I think the author of the post above needs to go. Anyone too stupid and cowardly to learn enough Spanish to tell Rosa to go home to her face is exactly the kind of person who needs to be deported.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by RJFletcher on 07/01/2016 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Councilman Cunningham Says GOP Challenger Who Wants Him To Leave His Seat Vacant "Must Be Out of His Mind"

As the candidates all agreed to run under the existing system, their loss is irrelevant, even in the face of the court decision. I seriously doubt they'd be stepping down had any of them claimed victory.

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by RJFletcher on 11/17/2015 at 6:54 AM

Re: “In the Wake of Voter Rejection of Bond Package, Tucson Mayor Rothschild Says City May Need To Go It Alone

Hey Rat, you have to tax the people who actually have the money. Hint: it sure ain't the poor.

31 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by RJFletcher on 11/05/2015 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Danehy

Rat T, the situation in Waco was caused by an ex-San Antonio cop whose actions during an encounter sparked mayhem-sounds a lot like Baltimore save the "ex" part. Also, while I agree that graffiti is, in this case, an act of vandalism, I must ask in light of your "time for a little religion? heckya!" comment a.) How you know the tagger lacks a religious background and b.) if you'd have felt better had the Fox been tagged with a Virgen de Guadalupe?

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Posted by RJFletcher on 05/23/2015 at 9:25 AM

Having been an omnivore my entire existence, arivacao, please forgive me for not being prescient enough to intuit that the staff at the restaurant were not trained how to correctly handle dead animal flesh without endangering the lives of their customers. A bit of rumination also tells me that the same bacteria that plague meats also reside quite happily on the skin of vegetables. I'm glad that you had a good experience free of food poisoning-perhaps the owner listened to my entreaties as I left his restaurant, telling him he was risking other peoples' lives by keeping the cook on the grill.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 05/21/2015 at 6:22 AM

Since the author did not review Zaatar in any way-shape or form (or any other restaurant, for that matter), I'll just provide my two cents. New place has opened in the old El Taco near the corner of Country Club and Glenn, a combined bakery/restaurant. Decor is sparse but definitely beats the rundown quality the old place had its last 5-10 years. Delicious, fresh-baked bread is available but their food-handling practices definitely need work-I personally witnessed the cook dump a fresh batch of chicken shawerma on the grill next to a cooked batch, stir it up and then serve up the cooked stuff with raw chicken juice still dripping off the spatula (the grill and kitchen are open to the dining room). Having no desire to add salmonella or e coli to my other problems, I told the very polite and apologetic owner what I'd just witnessed, refusing to pay for or touch the food I'd ordered, and left.
I wish I could tell you what this place tasted like because the food certainly appeared delicious. But unless and until they get a cook who understands how to properly handle raw vs. cooked meats, I would suggest avoiding the intestinal agony.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 05/21/2015 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Juice and Stuff

The volume of a sandwich or dish vs. its price became an issue when the first restaurant or pub opened for business, Flapster-the article said nothing about volume affecting taste. And if I shell out near $40 for a breakfast for two, you can bet I'd cast a jaded eye on miniscule portions at that price point! I, for one, thank the writer for the heads-up to Tucson diners.

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Posted by RJFletcher on 08/27/2014 at 4:04 PM

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