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Old May 1st, 2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Aesop/Asimov, Shakespear/Serling, Penn & Teller

Aesop/Asimov, Shakespear/Serling, Penn & Teller. They provide a running commentary on the human condition.

I'm prone to prefer Asimov, Serling and Penn & Teller.
These guys are more contemporary, but no less as valid. I'd also throw in all "Roddenberry" stuff (as a life-long Trek fan). Also throw in the various writers of 'Bonanza'.

Why include magicians Penn & Teller? They epitomize the concept of 'LOOK OVER HERE!!!' while the subversion is 'over there'. I'm really weary the U.S. population being OK with 'Looking Here'.
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Serling... Rod Serling. The Twilight Zone.

The U.S. TV show was a stream of introspection regarding human fears and behaviors. Old reruns are kind of scary in today's times. See also 'Brave New World' and '1984'.

I recently read an article regarding how Serling's work became mainstream. How can we all be so dumb as to not see how ON POINT Serling's work was???
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