Monday, April 02, 2007

Open Thread - Monday

NPR related comments welcomed.

3 comments:

Willie said...

Someone recorded NPR's cute April Fool's joke:

http://www.kieranhealy.org/files/misc/NPR.mp3

And in other news . . .

Madam Dufarge said...

I was too sick to change the radio station on Sunday. This link only got me to a promo. Please, if there is mercy in this universe, tell me it was the excrutiating piece on indigeneous sculpture.

NPR -- yet another reason for gun control.

Porter Melmoth said...

It's truly breathtaking how NPR can get worse, even day by day. On ME, Steverino's continuing his precious little joke of inter-cutting (quite clumsily) Motown hits with progress reports on presidential candidates' fundraising. The results are so astoundingly bad, that it's not even worth mentioning. So I won't. The trivialization of sound bytes is so abused by NPR that someone should keep a running podcast of them: like Cheryl Corley reporting from Chicago and referring to the El - cue train sound for 2 seconds. I even heard a report about film grosses (formerly the province of 'Variety' and now corporately-important enough to be worthy of NPR's shareholder-concerned listeners) in which a rinkidink reporter referred to the film '300' as 'the PERSIAN War film'. As in IRAN. As in bad, bad, bad IRAN. As in, those Persian - I mean, IRANIAN barbarians who are holding 15 innocent British sailors against their will. As in - Oh hell, the insidiousness, the insidiousness...