I had to shout with glee upon seeing Terry Torgerson's NCJ cartoon (May 1) lampooning Corky Cornwell. If there is a more obnoxious local personality making TV ads, I have yet to come across them. Not only are they terrible the first time they air, but, to add insult to injury, he re-runs them over again: "My granddaughter Piper. ... "
I have developed a Pavlovian response to his voice; as soon as I hear "Hi folks, it's Cor... " I mute the TV in less than two seconds.
Doug Felden, Eureka
I beg to differ with Torgerson's recent cartoon. I may find Corky Cornwell's TV ads outrageous at times, but I don't think they're ridiculous. When I see Corky willing to go to the extremes he does, I see someone having fun portraying himself as an involved business owner who sincerely wants you to "come on in," not a buffoon.
Sherman Schapiro, Blue Lake