June 2, 2004
Banter (For Half Your Brain?)
I think everyone secretly believes that the funny conversations they have with their friends would make a good show.
I really wanted to love it and think it was rad, but, alas, I did not.
Okay, actually, hold on; I’ve been playing another P.V. episode in the background as I’ve been typing this and kinda liking it.
Maybe that’s the secret! This is partial-attention entertainment. It can’t support the entire weight of a human being’s interest… but… just a little bit… oops, I just started paying too much attention again, and it turned lame.
You should try this, it’s really interesting.
Hey now, wait, just flipped over to another episode — the first — and this one’s sturdier. There was just a surprising bit about breakbeats and breakdancing and just what is a “break,” anyway?
(Dude, number one Google result for ‘breakdancing’ is NPR! Nice!)
Okay, maybe these funny conversations do make a good show.
And I swear I’m not just saying that because, in the last ten minutes, I’ve developed a crush on Kate Sullivan’s voice.