Video producer Paul Leo doesn't suffer fools gladly, but
he's more than happy to give their letters and e-mails
the treatment they deserve.
you'll see here are real letters and e-mails that, for
one reason or another, have inspired Paul to respond.
Some have politely called his responses "grumpy"
-- others feel he is a sorely needed voice of truth.
We've edited some of the letters for length, but have
gone to great lengths to preserve the original spelling
and syntax so you can get an idea of the kinda of people
that write to us.
Warning: Any and all vicious insults, crass insensitivity,
angry outbursts, violent threats, haughty sarcasm, frank
language, partial nudity, unseemly behavior, shocking
lewdness, incomprehensible stupidity, unsavory odors,
and general lasciviousness do not necessarily reflect
the opinions, aspirations or odors of Pop-Up Video,
Spin the Bottle Inc., or, really, anyone else beside
Paul. Consider yourself warned.
Anyway... asking you to consider popping "Hazard" by
Richard Marx. We have a Hazard, NE web site where part
of it is devoted to the video Hazard vs. the real
Hazard, includes residents polls, trivia, opinions, etc. Our Url is: http://www.nctc.net/~hazard/marx/
for suggesting we pop the Richard Marx
"Hazard" video -- a comparison of the real
Hazard with the fictional Hazard would indeed be a very
funny and eminently pop-like treatment of the video and
it sounds like your website and the citizens of Hazard
would be very helpful in popping the thing. There's only
one problem; it's a Richard Marx song.
guess it's just your town's misfortune to have been
"immortalized" by one of this century's
blandest musical artists. I'm not saying it will never
happen, just that after only three years of popping, we
here at Pop-Up Video are not so desperate for videos
that we would consider doing another Richard Marx video
unless it was an undeniably mammoth hit.
But when that time comes we will certainly be in touch.
And of course feel free to keep lobbying us with cash
and/or food gifts in the meantime.
Producer Pop-Up Video
though not posted on the site, there was a following
email exchange with Paul in July, 1999:
No, Richard Marx is not the lamest of the 20th century,
that title belongs to Brian Adams, just watched your pop
of his "Everything I Do" EEEK! Dude, please
don't do that again. And please don't replay that stupid
Elton John-on-the-beach thing either. It's awful.
Sorry, we popped Bryan in a moment of weakness -- he's
such an easy target with that bad skin and all, it makes
you downright sympathetic. Also, FYI, we have no control
over where, when or how often our shows are played; we
just pop the videos, mang. You'll have to complain
to VH1 about Elton's beach frolic -- PL