There are people, I hear, whose job it is to monitor television programs and who therefore have to watch everything on one station from the beginning of the week to the end. Perhaps they have to watch another station another week. I can’t imagine what that kind of life must be. As one who watches television about two hours a week, I would place watching television steadily under the same heading as proofreading a telephone book.
Another interesting assignment is to read some college newspapers. If you want to know where young people really are and what they are thinking, and if you want to try to foresee the future of this lovely land that we are constantly turning over to these young people, read college newspapers for a sense of horror.
Recently the newspaper of one Mid-western college was very happy to give front-page center to something that had happened at another college. What College A was saying was that College B had put on a play called The Chairs that was scheduled for three performances but was called off by the administration after the first. The whole affair was especially newsworthy because at least one group of college administrators reacted violently to what they thought was filth on the stage, and were not afraid to say so, and were not afraid to endure the wrath of the drama department, the student body, and all those members of the popular press who enjoy so much anything off-color that happens on a college campus.
Apparently the scene that stopped the show was a girl going through all the actions necessary to suggest that she was participating in sexual intercourse. The drama department refused to eliminate this part of the play, and the girl was quite taken aback, according to the newspaper account, that ...1
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