Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,
Re: Who Killed Jack Robinson

I subscribe to SCR for the gratuitous violence. If I wanted smut, I'd buy Penthouse.
Yours truly,

Dear Anonymous,
Sorry to have offended your tender sensibilities. I suggest that in the future you skip "Who Killed J.R.", and stick to Anthroposophy.

Re yr editorial in last SCR, you might have added that it is not only the absence of a Kennedy as a figure, but the increasingly high-handed US policies that make people dislike more and more the US. Even in "our air transport" times, the US was trying - it mostly succeeded - to impose its jurisdiction outside of its borders.... You know, now that I am writing this, the thought comes to mind that even though I do not believe - though it may have been so - conspiracy theories in JFK's assassination ...I cannot help thinking now that if a JFK minded president were to try to bring back decency or morals into public affairs, he would not last long because today, in 2002, there WOULD be a conspiracy !!

The current SCR is excellent so far. Liked the Arkin lecture on national security and war but I wish he had come to more of a point. Much more to read - and thank you for doing this work. I run a small private literary magazine and I wish I could get writers as good as yours.

Hannah M.G. Shapero

this one is worth resending!
Buenos Aires

Subject: Brain cramps...

Question: If you could live forever, would you and why?

Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,"
--Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest.

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
--Mariah Carey

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life,"
--Brooke Shields, during an interview to become Spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,"
--Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."
--Hillary Clinton commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents.

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it,"
--A congressional candidate in Texas.


"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves."
--John Wayne

"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
--Philadelphia Phillies manager, Danny Ozark


"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
--Al Gore, Vice President


"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix."
--Dan Quayle


" It's no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another"
--George Bush, US President


"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
--Lee Iacocca


"I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version."
--Colonel Oliver North, from his Iran-Contra testimony.


"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
--Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.


"We don't necessarily discriminate. We simply exclude certain types of people."
--Colonel Gerald Wellman, ROTC Instructor.


"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
--Bill Clinton, President

"We are ready for an unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
--Al Gore, VP


"Traditionally, most of Australia's imports come from overseas."
--Keppel Enderbery


"Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances."
--Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina


"If somebody has a bad heart, they can plug this jack in at night as they go to bed and it will monitor their heart throughout the night. And the next morning, when they wake up dead, there'll be a record."
--Mark S. Fowler, FCC Chairman