Editorial: Oh, Please
Redford's note goes on to urge people to vote, to pay attention and to demand something from the country's communications outlets other than values of entertainment and cosmetics. Excuse me, cosmetics?
"For us at Sundance, because of our commitment, we take solace in the value and companionship of art. Colors, shapes, textiles from other cultures -- not just that they are there, but how they are used and lived and breathed. While we wait to be pulled back from our recent shocking brink by newfound reason, I would like to think that the companionship and joy of the artist's hand can give us some comfort."
Gee, thanks, Bob. When democracy fails, we have catalogs to keep us from falling into the abyss. Especially ones with overly expensive clothing, accessories and furniture. Some of us nearly forgot about those humanity-saving catalogs. Wow, too bad you didn't give us your words of wisdom during some other events in recent history that tested our nation's very fiber -- the Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War, the days after President Nixon's resignation. ... Oh, yeah, you and that other actor, Dustin Hoffman, know all about that one.
No Way, DMA
The DMA is claiming 1,659 people attended the net.marketing show. 1,659? I was there. I don't buy it. Before the earthquake hit, this show was quiet to put it mildly.