month’s column is on entertainment. There are many kinds—sports, movies, music, news, and even TV commercials can be entertaining.
This brings to mind
the commercial I saw but haven’t seen lately, due to lack of time to sit down and actually watching something. A lady, who is about in her forties, is happily
mopping the floor, as if this were the most fantastic event she has had
This asks the
question--"How effective does this commercial communicate the happiness
of mopping a floor with a cleaning brand?" Some women or men will fall for it, and some won’t.
For those of us who
don’t, in defense of the lady happily mopping the floor, we can think
of the words in Sound of Music when Julie Andrews says something
like, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.” Still, Julie Andrews is acting and the lady mopping the floor is
So this brings to
mind the effect of entertainment. How
easily do we let ourselves fall for all that we see? Are we conscious or unconscious? With eyes wide-open?
This website is
definitely a fan of entertainers and we try, at least, to be
Still, as “fans,”
how far do we go? Do we
dress up like “those fans” camera men like to pick out and show out
on the stands as they cheer for their favorite football player?
Are we living on a
“widescreen-age” as shown in a Star Trek episode where we simply
click-in a disk and walk through a door and magic, we are transferred to
unusual lands that are out-of-touch with time?
Hopefully, some of us
won’t get trapped on those lands, and even if we do, as we enjoy what
we see by crying, some of us are
conscious of it, or at least still know to peek outside and find out what time of day it is.
Thanks for the great website. I enjoyed perusing what you put together.
My husband and I like to research actors when we see a movie we like.
Most of the time, we're disappointed by their real lives - but in Viggo
Mortensen's case, we get more intrigued the more we learn. It's
refreshing to see someone who lives a real life off screen.
wife to one and mom to seven
Jack Aubrey actor, Russell