Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Public Broadcasting $hares

So the thing is this - every now and then I think I've seen just about everything.  But this newest outrage must be reported, and I must admit that it has occurred to me that many potential readers will think I have made this up. I did not. I am watching a program on Public Broadcasting which traces the development and growth of Newspapers here in Vermont. As it is a new program of some interest, it is, of course, pledge time. During the pledge break, it was announced that a particular bank in this State would donate 3 dinners to the poor for every new membership received.

Say WHAT?

Good God, the patronising attitude and sanctimonious piety is as overwhelming as cheap perfume applied with a heavy hand.

During this evening, I have been doing my best to separate body and soul - ootherwise, I imagine I would be sputtering in righteous indignation at the hideously cynical attitude displayed. Such chutzpah. I do believe that I am having an attack of the vapours. I think shall lie down now.


4 comments:

Will Kyperstenn said...

Helping to feed the hungry in Vermont. The problem here is.... ???

Austan said...

In the words of my late brother Seth, "Didn't you hear? It's over. We losr."

Austan said...

Actually, that last word is "lost." That's what I get for not rereading.

sdt said...

Will Kyperstenn said...
Helping to feed the hungry in Vermont. The problem here is.... ???

Well, Will, I gave a lot of thought to doing the Sister Mary Ignatious thing and explaining it all to you. Instead, I'll paraphrase Louis Armstrong's definition of jazz: if you have to ask, you'll never know.