April 27, 2009

Further justification for missing Harry Kalas.

"Harry [Kalas] was a genial man, and he drank and smoked. Notice that the latter attributes conflict not at all with the first, as might be supposed, but in their way, support it, in fact, complicate and substantiate it. Harry possessed shades, had depth -- as an announcer, he was more than simply a pleasant voice, but an authentic personality, a kind of character that touched us as being wholly real.

[Tom] McCarthy, on the other hand, is the perfect homogenized American, the product of the late century techno-corporate effacement of genuine American cultural difference."

I wish I was this eloquent a blog commenter.

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