The Fish
for 8 October 1998. Updated every WEEKDAY.
Suck Staff

Joey Anuff
Joey Anuff
Editor in Chief


Terry Colon
Terry Colon
Art Director


[the fixin' pixie... ]
Emily Hobson
Production Manager
and Rhythm Guitar


Heather Havrilesky
Heather Havrilesky
Senior Editor


[Ian Connelly]
Ian Connelly
Marketing Manager


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Carl Steadman
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Ana Marie Cox
Ana Marie Cox
Executive Editor


Sean (Duuuuude) Welch
Sean Welch


Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas
Copy Editor


T. Jay Fowler

Production Manager

& Ass Kicker


[yes, it's a plunger. i'll l
eave the rest up to your imagination ... ]
Erin Coull
Production Manager


Matt Beer
Matt Beer
Development Manager

Why We Didn't Run the Henry
Hyde Story


Are you telling me that a
72-year-old fart from Florida
actually contacted Suck with
his story? Am I supposed to
believe that SUCK is big with
the senior tour? I thought
your target demographic was
20- to 35-year-old slouches
(like myself) that talk about
revolution, but never do
anything about it ....

I think I see puppet strings
somewhere. I think this guy
is a shill (which is OK by
me, as long as he's upfront
about it).



You must not be aware of our
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Fighting Indecency on the
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Trapped on a Tennis Court
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What Your Gerontologist Isn't
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Hit and Run and Break Your

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those glass-eyed dress-up
dolls. Stay tuned.


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Dear BarTel (or Sucksters, or
Salon wannabees, or whoever):

Come on, let's call a spade
an ethnic minority. (Did he
say that? Sound effect of
bitchslapping.) Suck didn't
run with this major and
momentous story for three

1. Nobody called you. You're
famous in your own minds. Get
over it, and deal with it. Or
some such.

2. Nobody at Suck would have
known what to do with it. By
the time Terry and Tim
finished fighting over who
could illustrate it in the
appropriately immature
manner, everyone involved
would be dead.

3. Nobody in the nonvirtual
world would have believed it.
Let's face it, you're right
up there with Hunter in the
"I've got to stop making this
stuff up" department.

Other than that, nice
article. And funny. Funny is

Alan S Kornheiser

Au contraire, Alan. We would
have known exactly what to do
with the Henry Hyde story. We
would have milked it for as
many stupid potty jokes as we
could make up. And in fact,
that's what we did.

Your mail has been rather
testy of late. Is everything
all right?


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Filler: Monicagate


I failed to publicly decry
the invasiveness of it all,
and not only did I snicker
loudly every time I read the
word "fellatio," but I now
also find myself strangely
aroused by the word
"furlough." Please help.



Wow. We have the same problem
with the word "flanger" now.
Also, sometimes "fluctuate"
and "fastidious" provoke us.

But then, snickering and
getting aroused aren't the
worst ways to spend your



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Hit & Run

Ha - it's a good job voices
aren't an email facet cos I
think we'd have plenty of
criticism to dole out to the
author of this article - long
live correct pronunciation
and the BBC!

Another Mr M.

You've got our number,
Matthew! A discussion of
accents would be extremely
embarrassing for the author
of this article, as his
pronunciation is all but
indistinguishable from the
madcap vocal characterization
Mickey Rooney did for his
role as Mr. Yunioshi.

l'Academie Suckoise

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So we Brits have the "world's
most annoying accent," do we?
What, we don't use the word
"cool" enough?

Harrumph Lee Caulfield

We're not talking about
"cool" here, Lee, but about
scientific fact. Having
measured the clipped London
accent on a sine meter that
assigns diphthong and plosive
percentiles, we've found
Londonese to be
insufficiently "phat," i.e.,
"wack." Now if all of you's
could talk more like Tinky
Winky it might not be so

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