Monday, May 19, 2014

Quotation of the Week

"Or consider that paradigm of entertainment intersecting with pseudo-instruction, the game show.  There is only one Jeopardy! -- only one show where there are identifiable right and wrong responses and where having paid attention in the classroom will actually do you some good.  The vastly more common model is Family Feud, where the goal is to guess the answer (to always broad, sometimes vague, and mostly inane questions) given most often by other Americans in a poll.  The point is not to be right or knowledgeable but simply to resemble the norm.  If other people think cheese is a vegetable or Paris a country, then you will be better off thinking so too, however much of an ignoramus that makes you."

William A. Henry III

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