01/23/1995 at 01:00 AM EST
A few of this week's correspondents seemed satisfied with our choices for the 25 Most Intriguing People of 1994 (PEOPLE, Dec. 26-Jan. 2). That made us happy. The rest, of course, couldn't have disagreed more. That made us happy too.
THE 25 MOST INTRIGUING
Whitney Houston one of the 25 Most Intriguing? She's as intriguing as last April's toenail clippings.
ROBERT PARISEAU, Montreal
O.J. Simpson intriguing? You've got to be joking! He is a murder suspect with a pretty heavy case against him. If he were suspected of killing one of your loved ones, I doubt you would label him "intriguing."
WENDY MARSHALL, Raleigh, N.C.
We are amazed you find Michael Fay intriguing. It is the opinion of the secretaries in our law office that he is a spoiled rich kid who was bored in a foreign country and didn't want to face the consequences when he got caught and Daddy couldn't buy his way out.
LISA HENBK, HILLARY A. MOORE, TIFFANY L. SHERMAN, MARCI J. GILGERTSON
So Shannon Faulkner says she has been denied a normal college life? What did she expect when she applied to an all-male school? Miss Faulkner has no more business attending the Citadel than I have the right to frequent the men's restroom in any public building maintained by my tax dollars.
CHRISTINA R. MITCHELL, Charleston, S.C.
Where the heck was Tom Hanks?
JENNY COBB, Lubbock, Texas
In Webster's Dictionary, the word "intrigue" is defined as "to stimulate the interest or curiosity of." If PEOPLE would really like to stimulate something, try including Brad Pitt
on your list.
CHRISTINA CAVARRETTA, Baytown, Texas
Newt Gingrich intriguing? Please! It's selfish, heartless hypocrites like him who epitomize everything that's wrong with the right.
RENEE NEWBOLD, Newport News, Va.
I can't believe that after Barbra Streisand's stellar year she didn't even receive an honorable mention in your special issue. It makes me wonder if people who read PEOPLE are still the luckiest people in the world.
Tonya Harding intriguing? Stop the world, I wanna get off!
JANICE HANSEN, Huntington Beach, Calif.
How could you leave out Oksana Baiul and Dan Jansen. If I had a subscription to your magazine, I'd cancel it.
KAREN WILSON, Melbourne, Fla.
This is an apology to Tim Allen, whose name was Tim Dick when he lived two doors down from me on Marion Street in Denver. I never realized until I read Tim's book how hurt he must have been when the kids called him names. Please extend my apologies to the kid at 359 Marion from the kid at 333 Marion.
LYNN REECE PHILLIPS, Denver
PICKS & PANS
I was beginning to think I was the only person who watched Chicago Hope and appreciated it. Fortunately, you do too. This is intelligent and compelling television with a super cast. ER is pure chaos. Chicago Hope is pure class.
RUTH RUDNICK, West Haven, Conn.
How dare you put Boyz II Men on your Worst of Song list. They are one of the very few talented groups who sing about love and romance, not getting a girl in bed for a cheap thrill. Hole and Nine Inch Nails sound like they are screaming at the top of their lungs. You need to get your ears checked.
KATIE NICHOLS, Shawnee, Kans.
It is a sad state of affairs when such celluloid sewage as Pulp Fiction is foisted on the public as a Christmas offering. This violent, vile and ugly film gives valid reason to bring back censors and the Code of Decency to the entertainment industry.
WADE WILLIAMS, Kansas City, Mo.
The Shawshank Redemption in the Noble Failures category? C'mon, you guys! Isn't it time to put your movie critics there instead?
JANET BEECH, Claremont, Calif.