Sunday, September 21, 2008

Neil Postman is Rolling

In an unrestrained indulgence of irony, tonight's broadcast of the 60th Emmy Awards cut to a commercial break during Kirk Ellis's acceptance speech for Outstanding Writing for the HBO miniseries John Adams, in mid-sentence, in a sentence praising the coherence and depth of political dialog in Adams's era. And I quote:

...this amazing opportunity to talk about a period in our history when articulate men articulated complex thoughts in complete sentences. They used words...

and cue musical transition to commercial. Nope, we'll have no complete sentences here!

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