Just exactly HOW stupid is NBC for over-using 'Deal Or No Deal'?

Just exactly HOW stupid is NBC for over-using 'Deal Or No Deal'?

Post by Cory » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 08:52:17



contralto:

        It was only an 'opeless fancy.
        It passed like an Ipril dye,
        But a look an' a word an' the dreams they stirred
        They 'ave stolen my 'eart awye!

     The  tune had  been haunting  London  for weeks  past. It  was one  of
countless  similar songs  published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-
section  of  the Music Department.  The words  of these songs were composed
without  any  human intervention  whatever  on  an  instrument known  as  a
versificator.  But the  woman sang  so tunefully  as to  turn the  dreadful
rubbish  into an almost pleasant sound. He could hear the woman singing and
the scrape of her shoes on the flagstones, and the cries of the children in
the  street, and somewhere in the far distance a faint roar of traffic, and
yet  the  room  seemed  curiously  silent,  thanks  to  the  absence  of  a
telescreen.
     Folly,  folly, folly! he thought again. It was inconceivable that they
could  frequent this  place for more than a few weeks without being caught.
But  the temptation  of having  a hiding-place  that was  truly their  own,
indoors and near at hand, had been too much for both of them. For some time
after  their  visit to the church  belfry it had been impossible to arrange
meetings.  Working hours  had been drastically increased in anticipatio