Carreyed away What a story ( 234, Aug. 5)! What a guy! It is so wonderful to see
such a talented man finally discover great success! I've watched Jim
Carrey since he first began appearing on In Living Color and always
knew that one day I'd be watching him on a much larger screen. As it
turns out, I was right. It's not very often I actually finish a
magazine article knowing I just learned about a truly sincere and
I bow to your genius for gracing the cover with the adorable Lord
Jim's presence. Recently, I realized that Carrey has been hiding
heart-pounding good looks behind a mask of gut-busting goofiness.
Could you please reveal what I (a romantic admirer) have discovered
by printing more photos that portray Jim Carrey as a charming prince
instead of an Ace?
Amy Lynn Bootes
I fully enjoyed the article ''Get Real,'' and I am pleased about the
recognition the Real World cast has finally received for acting so
normal while cameras are in their faces constantly. The show will not
be the same without Puck's crazy pranks and comments, but at least
we'll get to see glimpses of him from time to time.
Mohammed deserves more of a description than just saying that he's
a rapper. I was disappointed, to say the least, in the unequal
coverage given to this young man. Each and every one of the other
members of the Real World cast was given a more complete description.
To me, Mohammed comes across as a poet and a very bright young man
with a great deal of integrity.
In this Puck-filled real world, it is refreshing and encouraging
to find people such as Pedro who are more content with trying to
endow the world with knowledge, compassion, and understanding than
with trying to make sure the world revolves around them.
Santa Rosa, Calif.
There are plenty of good things about popular culture. Ergo,
please provide us no more articles on The Real World. The whole thing
makes me gag.
A Real World without Puck will no doubt suck!
Martha A. Suder
Funny? You Should Ask
As head writer on both of Tom Arnold's TV shows, I have known for
the last two years what everyone else seems surprised to
discover-that Tom is genuinely a funny and talented actor (''Tom in
the Eye of the Storm''). Too bad the public didn't catch on sooner.
Instead of enjoying his performances for free, they'll now have to
shell out seven bucks or more.
By the way, The Jackie Thomas Show may have been a critical
''bomb.'' But had writer Lisa Schwarzbaum bothered to check, she would
know that the show tied for 14th place for the '92-'93 season.
Harvard psychologist Carolyn Newberger claims that the Disney
animated film The Lion King used ''ethnically mixed actors'' for the
voices of the evil characters in the movie (News & Notes). Excuse me?
Last I heard, Jeremy Irons' character, Scar, was also a bad guy, and
Irons is definitely not ''ethnically mixed'' in any discernible way.
Newberger conveniently forgets the fact that the voices of Simba's ma
and pa were supplied by Madge Sinclair and James Earl Jones,
respectively, both of whom are exceptional actors who are also
Long Beach, Calif.