Best 'Sour Grapes'

RECEIVED Thu., Oct. 11, 2007

Dear Editor,
    No Best Austin Stand-Up Comedian [“Best of Austin,” Oct. 12]? Seems a little odd considering the plethora of national touring headliners and rising stars who all call this town home.
    Oh, wait – that's right. You guys are the Chronicle. You're lazy and/or jerks. I forgot. Pardon me.
    It's bad enough that stand-up has been relegated to a random, one-sentence blurb every week, which inevitably includes the words "snarky" or "yuk-fest." (Thanks, Brenner, you really capture the Austin scene, you snarky bastard you.)
    But to be omitted entirely from a supposedly "relevant" poll that includes categories like Best Austin Kids Playscape and Best Local Homeless Dude is a major "fuck you" to the Austin comedy community.
    Thank goodness that Misprint and The Onion are around to spread a little love.
    Most overrated local publication? Definitely the Chronicle.
Chuck Watkins
   [Editor's note: "Best of Austin" Editor Kate Messer considered replying to this, but she is a lazy jerk. Better luck next year.]
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