When the audience knows more than the actor…

I think it’s called dramatic irony when the audience knows more than the actor. What if it’s not an act and it’s real life?

What jessie got me for our 1 year Anniversary!

In a previous post, TAL 2003, I explained that I have been listening to This American Life backwards for the past year. I’m just about to enter the year 2000. I only have till 1995 and will hopefully make it by the end of this year.

In the show I’m currently listening to they are debating about the Bush/Gore election and the recount in Florida. The show is pretty decent, but what I just realized is that 9/11 hasn’t happened yet. I want to yell at the people….I want to tell them future. It’s like watching a tragedy happen behind soundproof glass that you can’t stop.

But even if they could hear you….what would they do…and would it be spoiling the country.

You can tell a child an oven is hot and try to protect them, but the best protection is for them to get burned.

 

On a shallower note:

today is a Woot-Off

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  1. Pingback: 15 Years Crammed Into 1 « Zoozical

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