Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Television shows or prophecy?

Faithful readers of this blog, if any remain after the swimsuit photo, know that I have discovered troubling links between popular television shows of the 1960s and our world today. Two more shows from that era that foreshadow the modern world recently came to mind. They are:

The Dating Game, in which a gullible person blindly questions three members of the opposite sex, trying to determine through easily-evaded questions which would be a suitable mate. Questions such as ``if you actually earned a salary, how much would your salary be,'' eventually took us down the path to the current subprime mortgage meltdown.

Tarzan, in which a semi-articulate white man who is descended from a noble family seeks to dominate his wild environment through brute force and animal cunning. This was George W. Bush's favorite show.

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