Jersey Shore Announcement

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Jersey Shore Announcement

There once was a time, almost a century ago, when American culture was represented by the wit and intelligence of such people as Dorothy Parker, Harold Ross, George S. Kaufman, Robert Benchley and other members of the Algonquin Round Table. The group met for lunch at the Algonquin Hotel in New York in the 1920's and became known for their wit and brilliant use of the American language. They were writers, actors, critics, editors and columnists, many of whom made important contributions to American arts and letters. Can we point to an equivalent group in recent American culture? Of course we can! Snooki! The Situation! Paris! Britney! Charlie! Miley! The list goes on and on. Unless you live with absolutely no access to computers, television, magazines or newspapers, you can't escape them. Their tawdry tentacles of tediousness reach into all of our brains, into our very souls. Maybe there is hope, maybe things will get better. Maybe true wit and intelligence will once again makes its way into mainstream American culture. But I have my doubts. As Dorothy Parker famously said, "You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think." Ah, Dorothy, if you knew, if you only knew.