Jeb Haught

Jeb Haught is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

HansWangbichler Dec. 13, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m.

It's so fun to have an event that all ages can not only attend, but can equally participate in. Good to see all the variations of bicycles, as well as the creativity in the outfits that were assembled! What a great group of people. Loads of pictures everywhere!

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Young driver loses control in Morena district

Hit the gas instead of the brake

A young driver had an unexpected scare on Sunday, October 27, when her car went over a small embankment and nearly crashed into an apartment building near the corner of Colusa and Mildred streets in ...

kimkeeline March 28, 2014 @ 8:17 a.m.

Jay Allen Sanford, I agree, you've done photo gallerys on cosplay before.
In fact, I believe last year I was surprised to see photos much like this with somewhat insulting joke captions. I am not sure why the Reader thinks this is funny but the only difference this year is that after the Mall incident many of us realized that we don't have to stay silent when our friends are bullied.

In other words, the mean spirited nature of some of your jokes may have been silently tolerated in the past but this year we are willing to speak up.

Many of us were disappointed in some of the cruder captions or the ones that made fun of people's costumes (really, you think that beautiful young woman couldn't decide what costume to wear so wore all of them? No, she probably spent some time coming up with that particular costume that you were so dismissive of--it is comments like these that discourage others from taking the risk and trying to be creative and put themselves out there).

The Reader is an alternative paper and usually seems more friendly towards niche areas like Steampunk. This makes it even more disappointing. You can make funny comments if you like (the Treasure Island Tardis one shows you can make a joke without being a bully), but let's not be mean or (as in the case of the three removed comments) lewd.

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