Listening to a rough excerpt of “Cat Calls for Niagara ____” on the drive back down, an Orion’s Belt of references jump into mind, ranging from the Sa-Pops to So What, Who Cares?!; Forlorn Unicorn to Poorest Places, Sedated Baritones, and Go Away; John Wayne Creepazoids and Co. Conspirators to The Youths, The Rakes, Futuristic Bells, Zombie Babysitter, and The Whack Jobs; and certainly the London scene that generated a stable’s worth of genre-muddling acts including Patricide Holiday The Pistol Whips, Quincy, Darcy Dork, Poached, The Jezebel Slits, Sorcerers, Hoodlum Constables, The Tips, Finnegan’s Fake and Fucked Up Tribe.—Minutiæ’s coverage of the Crystal Wolves recording their 2010 album Wolves Crystal from Minutiæ Safety.
Yan Qin (died 2011) is a Chinese artist whose greatest work is a fully operational Cantonese restaurant inside a museum.—Yan Qin from the Encyclopædia Minutiæ
Tam Parsons is a writer, actor, dancer, singer, guitarist, painter, sculptor, photographer, film critic, standup comedian, chef, teacher, D.J., magician, prancer, and maritime lawyer living in Los Angeles.—Tam Parsons wrote a sports article in Minutiæ Prestige.
In the Legend issue, you continually make reference to the movie “I Am Legend.” While I have no problem with the topic, there are several moments in the article that the film is referred to as a biographic picture about current recording artist and songwriter John Legend. Such a film does not exist.—A letter to Minutiæ from film nerd Simon Harrington.
Señor D.O.A. is a Rapido rapper from the 1990s. Most of his music was about immigration reform.—Señor D.O.A. from the Encyclopædia Minutiæ.
Larry Little is the author of the book Larry Little, which will be published by Larry Little Press—Larry Little from the Encyclopædia Minutiæ
Gentlemen, having been a subscriber to your publication for some time now, I am always blown away by your choice for Minutiæ Man of the Year. It is the 17th year in a row you have made Dustin Hoffman your Minutiæ Man of the Year. I think he was only in one movie this year and not many people saw it. It may be time to choose someone else.—Dustin Hoffman, acclaimed Hollywood actor, writing in Minutiæ Safety. Hoffman has been Minutiæ’s Man of the Year since 1992.