My Little Gold Olympic Scrapbook

 the 2010 Winter Olympics


you know what i wish? i wish there was a way to mute out any given bunch of commentators and just hear the sound one would hear in that rink, or on that hill- the edges of the skis on the snow, skates on ice, picks hitting the boards...

i wish the commentators would shut up once in a while. it's like the ancient fear from the early days of radio about 'dead air' and people touching that dial have become embedded in the DNA of media culture... 

but perhaps now that people are watching colour images on giant screens in HD, it's possible that people might not change the channel because they don't hear someone talking for 10 seconds.

... especially when the odds are that voice is repeating something that's already been said 6 or 7 times in the last half hour.


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