Wow, a very open ended blog post! I love it. I like how this blog is evolving in terms of content and style.
I would have dinner with John Mayer. If you know me at all, this is extremely believable. Despite the flak I may receive from my peers, I stand by my statement. But why John Mayer? Continue reading John Mayer
“So. That happened.”
This quote, from the film State and Main, is one that Mike Daisey thinks about a lot. In the film, Alec Baldwin’s character crashes his car, flipping it upside down, and emerges with only a few bumps and scratches. He gets up, smiles, and states, “So. That Happened.” Mike Daisey found this quote to be especially relevant in the days following TAL’s Retraction episode in which the lies and deceptions throughout his monologue, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, were exposed to the world. Continue reading “So. That Happened”
While listening to “Retraction” I was, on one hand, becoming more and more frustrated by the fact that Mike Daisey was unable to flat out say that he fabricated and exaggerated many of his personal experiences in China, yet on the other hand, I realized that the purpose of his monologue is to bring awareness to people about a situation that realistically does need to be improved. Listening to Daisey’s follow up interviews with the This American Life crew was uncomfortable, as he regularly took long pauses after being asked a question, as if he was debating whether or not to tell the whole truth, or to continue attempting to cover his tracks. Ultimately, by the end of the podcast I found myself to be irritated by Mike Daisy’s responses, the way in which he chose to answer the questions presented to him, and his justification for doing what he did.
Continue reading Terrified of the Truth