Open Letters Friday, Volume 85: The With a Little Help From Kanye Edition

Open Letters Friday is a segment here at PCL for your reading and writing enjoyment. I’ll share with you some of my open letters for the week and you’ll get the opportunity in comments to share yours. Now, tell me, who do you need to write to this week?


This week I’ve enlisted the help of Mr. Kanye West and his lyrics to help me call hoes out.



Dear Readers:

If you get the chance, head on over to the American Human Association’s Hero Dog Awards page and vote for Honor in the service dog category.  She’s one of our Stiggy’s Dogs and is very deserving of the award.  She has seen her veteran through PTSD and cancer.  She’s also Brooklyn’s super secret twin.  You can vote once a day from now until June 30th.  If Honor wins, Stiggy’s wins $10,000.  That would provide another dog (and a half) for a deserving veteran(s).

It’s only a click.  I appreciate it!

In the immortal words of Kanye West: Get down, girl. Go ‘head get down.


The One Pulling Double Triple Quadruple Duty Around Here


Dear Entertainment One:

I don’t know who you are. I’ve never heard of your little company before.  I guess this is a good way to get publicity, but not all press is good press, contrary to the famous saying.

It’s being reported that you will be producing a Marilyn Monroe reality series.  How do you have a reality series about a woman that’s been dead for five decades?  Well, I guess you exploit aspiring young starlets just like Norma Jean was exploited and slap the Marilyn Monroe name on it.   The sad part is that you got Marilyn’s estate to agree to help with this nonsense.

Why can’t we ever learn from things instead of perpetuating the cycle which caused them in the first place?

In the immortal words of Kanye West:  “But the people highest up got the lowest self esteem/The prettiest people do the ugliest things/For the road to riches and diamond rings.”  

Not Yours Truly or Falsely,

Someone Who Still Feels Sad for NJ

P.S. The name “Entertainment One” sounds a lot like Entertainment 7twenty from Parks and Recreation.  Frankly, they had better ideas than this one…and they’re fictional.

Entertainment 7twenty had class compared to this hot mess.


Dear GOP Pundits:

It seems you all have your drawers because some Democratic pundit made a comment that Mrs. Romney “hasn’t worked a day in her life.”  For the first time ever, you’re standing up for a woman who was called out for not working who was a mother for much of her life.  Congrats on your newly found feminist underpinnings.  It’s nice to see.

Only here’s the problem…

You’re now saying that the Democrats have their heads in the sands of time and are really the ones waging a war on women.  Really?  That’d be like saying that Amnesty International is pushing for broader death penalty punishments.  It just doesn’t make sense.  First of all, this is a pundit–and not one like Rush who has been a party tentpole for years and years–that said this.  It doesn’t represent the entire party or left wing of politics.  But more importantly, though she’s a mother, her work as a mother with great resources at her fingertips is a far cry from the many mothers of our nation struggling to make ends meet.

Yes, and that was a CHOICE you were PRIVILEGED to make. That's the point.

There’s a big difference between the Ann Romneys of the world and the mothers who have to find a way to pay their bills each month on top of work, kids and home.  The difference?  It’s called CHOICE.  Many women don’t have the option that Ann Romney had. And that’s the damn point.  From a party who just this week wasn’t able to voice support for the Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, you certainly have a lot of chutzpah when it comes to women’s rights and equal pay for equal work all of a sudden.

Yes, the comment wasn’t the best.  The words chosen were wrong.  But don’t even TRY for a second to place the new War on Women at the feet of liberals.

In the immortal words of Kanye West: “Before you ask me to get a job today, can I at least get a raise on a minimum wage?”


Someone Who Recognizes Privilege When She Sees It


Dear NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (and Former Red Wing and Decent Fellow Brendan Shanahan):

Are you fucking kidding me?  Shea Weber comes and bashes Henrik Zetterberg’s head into the wall not once, but TWICE in nothing but vicious play and he gets a measly $2500 fine?  The damn helmet was cracked in multiple places.  The only reason he wasn’t severely injured was by the grace of God.

This is how you enforce fair play?

Oh wait, this is the Red Wings we’re talking about.  Bettman has hated us for years.  But et tu Shanny?  Really?  That play was far too brutal and unwarranted (the game was at an end and the score was two goals apart) to be justified.  If any other team had been at the blunt end of that hit, the penalty would have been suspensions and far heftier fines.

I’m not saying punish every hit.  You’ve already changed hockey too much for my tastes.  But there is such a thing as too far.  And this past too far on its way to Ridiculousville a long time ago.

In the immortal words of Kanye West: “No one man should have all that power”


Someone Who Values Henrik Zetterberg’s Head



Now it’s your turn!  Get things off your chest. And you can check out other Open Letters Fridays here.

And if you are interested in having your Open Letter featured on the next Open Letters Friday here at PCL, e-mail me


4 comments for “Open Letters Friday, Volume 85: The With a Little Help From Kanye Edition

  1. April 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Happy Friday! I don’t know if I have any letters to write this week. I’m horridly out of touch with the news this week and everything else. Hope you have a good weekend! xo.

  2. April 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    That play was unbelievable. I appreciate this whole post being tied in with Kanye lyrics :)

  3. April 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Dear Friday,

    Thank you for being a light day at work. I’ll get out of here at a normal time and be able to take a nap this afternoon, since I couldn’t sleep at all last night and my coffee is starting to wear off.

    Love (really, lots of love),
    Tired, Tired Anna

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