Now thisis a speech worthy of mash-ups. I’m ashamed that YouTubers haven’t had fun with this yet.
Enjoy 6 “guilty-pleasure” minutes of Robbin’s tuff love to the broadcasters at NAB. You know- the power elite that steward the Great American Ideal… The video wasn’t captured, ironically, because TIm Robbins forbid video recording of his speech.
But if you have some time, savor his words with a nice boxed wine. You’ll have acid flash-backs to Tom Cruise’s Scientology pitch… It’s an attempt at Kennedy-like inspiration that was as funny as a 3 a.m. wake-up call, and as cheechy as a 1970s after-school special. It brought me back to Matt Damon explaining why Sarah Palin wasn’t going to cut it. Thanks, Damon. We couldn’t make our minds up about Palin because Katie Couric’s interview left us eager to learn about her first book (but I’ve heard she’s read two now).
Does anyone else cringe when they hear Hollywood actors talking down to Americans from a higher plane, or dangerously weighing in on politics? Pretty soon they’ll start running for offi.. oh, never mind.
In case you decide to abstain on the Calgon bath of Robbin’s homily, let me sum it up… It seems broadcasters are cowardly chasing ratings, cow-towing to focus groups or scrambling for their next promotion, while they can instead be soaring the American spirit.
Shoot, TIm. I was kinda feeling like broadcasters were doing their best to prop up the American family because I’m busy watching Stephen King film adaptations. No wonder NYC revoked his right to vote.
You know, I should go to sleep. I’m in London taking an early flight back, and just heard a BBC report about something called “frequent flier” torture. I’d last 2.5 minutes of interrogation if it involved sleep deprivation or listening to a barbershop quartet of Robbins, Cruise, Damon and that irritating southern-accented CNN lady that won’t let the Peterson trial fade.