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Now look up “endearing”

To the editor,

I am writing to you in defence of Mike Drake at Strange Adventures and the accusation in the Nov. 24 issue that he has an "endearing curmudgeonly streak." I looked up curmudgeonly on dictionary.com to ensure I was up-to-date on the definition of this slight (I also looked up the word "slight" to ensure I used it correctly and came off intelligent and worldly), and found that word is used to describe "a crusty old man" who makes "crusty remarks" and has a "gruff manner." Dictionary.com describes a curmudgeon as someone who is "full of resentment and stubborn notions." I must say that I think anyone who looks at Mike and sees a crusty old man who is full of resentment must be blind. He is an excellent salesman who has gotten me to part with much of my hard-earned cash many times and always with a smile and a disposition that made me feel confident that blowing that cash on comics instead of rent was the right thing to do. Mike Drake, nay THE WORLD, awaits The Coast's response!

By Matt Rolls

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