December 6, 2022


Art Is Experience

Reader letters: ‘Daily Show’ legacy, Jungle Cruise memories

Not to be taken practically

Todd Martens’ exceptional, effectively-investigated heritage of Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise and other sights [“A Training course Correction,” July 19] evoked memories of when I labored there.

Fifty decades in the past, ahead of I became a busboy at the French Marketplace in New Orleans Square, employees ended up trained at the University of Disneyland, exactly where a professor explained to us real stories of the park intended to discourage us from sarcasm with patrons.

My beloved tale was set on a warm summer months day when a relatives from Kansas, clad in shorts, Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses, questioned the Jungle Cruise ticket taker how long the cruise lasted.

“Three days!” was his reaction.

The relatives excused on their own from the long line, returned to the Disneyland Lodge by way of the monorail and shortly returned with luggage in hand.

“We’re ready for our a few-day cruise!”

David William Salvaggio


I liked the tale of the revamped Jungle Cruise journey. My spouse, Chuck Robinson, was just one of the initially children to go on the unique journey.

His absolute terror at the sight of the hippo coming out of the drinking water brought about him to scurry up the pipe and hold on for expensive everyday living. The guides explained to that tale for many decades.

Wendy A. Robinson
Santa Clarita

A lot of times of Zen

About the content articles marking the 25 decades of [“The Everyday Exhibit,” July 25 and 26], I don’t forget shedding tears as I watched Johnny Carson’s remaining “Tonight Exhibit.” That was in 1992 and I considered that late-night time comedy would never ever be the identical.

I was correct. Late-night time comedy has enhanced immensely because Carson’s farewell. With the comedic sensibilities and rapid-witted cleverness of Stephen Colbert, the allure of Trevor Noah, the comedy commentary of Samantha Bee and the no-retains-barred method of John Oliver, late-night time Tv has develop into an informative fun-fest.

In the midst of just one of the most troubled of moments in entire world heritage, a minor (or a lot of) comedy lends a wry levity to the tragedies of the day. Laughter provides lightness and insight to us. I am grateful for giggles.

Ben Miles
Huntington Seashore

Diverting entertainment

Lorraine Ali’s review [“‘Lotus’ Blind to Its Personal Satire,” July 19] of the pleasant sequence “The White Lotus” is so off the mark it is difficult to know exactly where to begin. It is a glossy, witty, satiric see of class and caste.

Ali is dissatisfied that the working class was not relatively represented. This present is a smile all the way, so just admire the scenery and the plot, and get off the soapbox.

Alice Harnell
Palm Desert


Not each individual entertainment supplying, specifically fictional entertainment, really should be or can be a proxy for all of society’s ills.

A lot of of us who turn on our TVs at the conclusion of a long day of function just want to be entertained and have a crack from the stresses and realities of contemporary everyday living, and good entertainment like “White Lotus” is plenty of.

Todd Piccus

No. one with a bullet

About pop songs critic Mikael Wood’s write-up “Song-Bashing Statue Removing at No. 1” [July 13]: Country songs has long been a bastion of free of charge speech, and has set cultural concerns entrance and middle for a long time, long ahead of pop songs, with Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” in 1968. (And there’s as well many to count of tracks that rejoice strong females and hardworking, effectively-intentioned, rueful adult males.)

So indeed, you can choose to concentrate on some of the angrier tracks, and infer the genre is backward or retrograde.

But only on a state station have I read a track recently contacting for therapeutic, in Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard’s “Undivided.” So please consider a second search ahead of you make a decision what state songs is about.

Elizabeth Fenner
Los Angeles

No, Van Gogh would preserve his dough

About Deborah Vankin’s write-up about the Van Gogh occasion “Would Van Gogh Go to This Exhibit?” [July 26]: It seems seriously unwell, but I’m not heading to spend $forty for kitsch.

Ronald Webster
Long Seashore

No strangers to publicity

About Christi Carras’ on line write-up “Madonna Sparks Criticism by Evaluating Britney Spears’ Conservatorship to Slavery” [July 9]: As a longtime celeb watcher, I’m appalled at the deference and credulity much of the media has offered to the meant plight of Britney Spears.

I believe that the ageing pop princess (who has not experienced a hit because 2013) is colluding with her father to deliver as much controversy as possible to preserve herself in the news.

Every single write-up really should consist of aerial and floor shots of the palatial estate she lives on in the hills higher than Thousand Oaks. Then visitors can properly decide the price of the news space offered to her when so many slumber on the streets.

Jack Fallon
Everett, Clean.