November 1st, 2004

krazy koati

You can never hide

And Global Village wrote back! How do they answer my question, ``In what way is it at all acceptable to put 18 minutes of commercials in front of the movie?''

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Well. Any chance of me being pacified was lost somewhere between the first lie and the second. The next stage -- my bill, and my complaints to the Straits Times -- would have gone out today if I weren't so busy writing the book, the exam, and lecture notes. Tomorrow will probably be busy grading too. I am mildly impressed they didn't try to use the ``we couldn't possibly afford to show movies if we didn't have a quarter their running time of commercials wasting your time first'' defense, but calling advertisements a ``show'' doesn't make it a show. Sheesh.

Trivia: CBS reported it received approximately 15,000 calls and 22,000 letters in response to Edward R Murrow's See It Now report on Joe McCarthy. Source: A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, David Oshinsky.

Currently Reading: Outlines of Polish History, Roman Dyboski.