Reader: As good as the craft beer is in Denver, that's how terrible its roller coasters are

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Twister II at Elitch Gardens.
Summer is fast approaching, and that means metro Denver's two big amusement parks are now open on weekends. But comparing the two can be a bumpy ride, as we discovered when Byron Graham wrote about his favorite, Elitch Gardens, while Bree Davies defended the charms of Lakeside Amusement Park -- and then readers weighed in with their opinions on both of them....

See also:
Why Elitch Gardens is the best amusement park in Denver

Why Lakeside is the best amusement park in Denver

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Three worst Star Trek films -- Scotty says "eff you!"

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Don't eff with Scotty -- he'll beam you somewhere you won't like.
In a recent interview with Mike Ryan of The Huffington Post, Simon Pegg said "f*ck you!" to a bunch of Las Vegas Star Trek convention fans who ranked Star Trek: Into Darkness as the worst Trek movie ever. Pegg, who plays Scotty in the franchise reboots and clearly disagreed that the newest Trek movie was the worst, told Ryan: "It absolutely isn't the worst Star Trek movie. It's asinine, you know? It's ridiculous. And frustrating. To be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass f---ing ire, I just say f--- you."

Pegg didn't mention which Trek films were the worst (way to stay mostly classy, Simon), but we have no problem picking up right where he left off. Here are the three worst Star Trek films -- and Star Trek: Into Darkness didn't even come close to making this list.

See also: -Star Trek Into Darkness is basically Paradise Lost in Space


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Reader: "Serious" bikers are the most selfish pieces of human garbage on earth

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Yesterday's snow put a damper on Earth Day festivities and sent would-be cyclists back inside. And while they were there, one reader discovered Josiah Hesse's screed from last summer on why cruiser bikes suck.

He didn't appreciate it.

See also:
- Cruiser bikes suck: They attract Philistines and ruin cycling for the rest of us
- Cruiser bikes rule: They will save the world and make your butt look great

- Photos: Denver Cruisers, disco inferno version

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Reader: Prince Harry should drink craft beer and smoke a joint at Red Rocks

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Prince Harry is coming to Colorado in May, and Jenn Wohletz has several suggestions for what his Royal Hineyness should do while he's in this state. So do our readers, and their ideas are a hit list of some of Colorado's favorite things.

See also:
- Five things Prince Harry should do in Denver
- Photos: Prince Harry memes offer naked truth about royal's upcoming visit?

- Five retro foods and drinks that should be resurrected


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Reader: Don't remember the Alamo for Best of Denver award

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Alamo Drafthouse made a big splash when it opened last month in Littleton. Fans of the Texas chain's other locations, we even gave it a Best of Denver Award for Best Movie Theater -- Food/Drink, one of over 170 awards in just the Arts & Entertainment section alone.

But one reader thinks this particular award stinks.

See also:

- Best Movie Theater -- Food/Drink
- First Look: Alamo Drafthouse's limited-edition Robocop poster
- Alamo Drafthouse offers signature events in April


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Reader: It wasn't cute to vandalize the Big Blue Bear

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"I See What You Mean" goes green.
One of Denver's most beloved pieces of public art, "I See What You Mean," better known as the Big Blue Bear, got hit by a big smear of green paint over the weekend.

There have been other pranks involving Lawrence Argent's sculpture of a giant bear peering inside the Colorado Convention Center -- but few involved actual vandalism.

See also:
- Photos: Big Blue Bear goes green in weekend vandalism
- Six ways the Big Blue Bear could make over its image
- The Big Blue Bear gets bombed


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Reader: I wasn't disappointed by On the Road

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Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund are On the Road.
For fifty years, fans of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, an ecstatic recount of crossings and recrossings of North America in the late 1940s that provided a road map for the Beat generation, have been waiting for a movie of the book. Fans in Denver have a particularly interest: Muse Dean Moriarity was based on Neal Cassidy, a reform-school kid who grew up on the streets of Denver -- and is memorialized here in a letter he sent to a pal asking him to clear his bill at Paul's Place, today My Brother's Bar.

Now there's finally a movie of On the Road, but in his review, Nick Pinkerton suggests it would have been better to keep waiting.

See also:

- In
On the Road, Kerouac's classic becomes a fraud
- Jack was here: Showing you the spots where Jack Kerouac once was
- Denver: Jack Kerouc shlepped here


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Reader: "Ten signs your Colorado man might not be man enough" was pretty sexist

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Britt Chester
Denver has earned the nickname Menver -- for its abundance of fit, healthy and attractive men. But are they manly enough? On Monday, Kate Gibbons offered ten danger signs that your date might not be man enough for you -- and some readers didn't appreciate her tongue-in-cheek tips.

See also:
- Ten signs your Colorado man might not be man enough for you
- Of Mice and Menver: Numbers don't lie, but guys in bars do

- Everyone's a winner in Menver


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Reader: Most papers have an editorial section; Westword has Lisa Frank's diary

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Dear Diary: Both Josiah Hesse and Bree Davies had tough weeks. Adam Carolla called Hesse an "asshole" from the stage of the Paramount because of an earlier interview Hesse had done with the comic; Bree got hit with snow because, well, because she lives in Colorado.

And they both got a blizzard of complaints about the pieces they wrote about these injustices.

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- Dear Snow: I'm sorry I hate you
- Adam Carolla calls me an "asshole" and turns the Paramount crowd against me.
- Adam Carolla on Obama, obesity-shaming and Celebrity Rehab's Mindy McCready


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Reader: Bree whining about snow makes me laugh! Go to Wisconsin

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Ugg boots? For Bree Davies, that's the best thing to come out of winter in Colorado. "Digging cars out of the snow, getting stranded for days inside my own house, standing in the cold waiting to get into a show, a movie or a restaurant -- these are all things I look forward to never doing again," she writes in Breeality Bites. "Being in the snow or cold willingly? I try not to at all costs."

But most readers do not share her sentiments.

See also:
- Dear snow: I'm sorry I hate you
- Stop inviting me to ruin your camping trip
- Photo: First Colorado snow of the season


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