It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind.
Chris Hedges

Monday, March 02, 2009

Paul Harvey Dies - aged 90

As a kid growing up we listened to the radio a lot. Sure, we had TV, but some stories were best told on the radio. There was a guy called Paul Harvey who told stories. They were always interesting because at the last would be some trick ending. He always prompted the punch line with the words: "and now for the rest of the story..." With a deep voice and an ingenious use of pauses - during which the radio would hum while we hung on the edge of our seats, he provided what I later came to recognise as art.

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