I’m not a big fan of media effects theory (other than the 3rd person effect), but my friend Carol Stabile has an interesting article in the works on what would happen if we started applying media effects theory to elite white men in government — instead of to marginalized groups, who are usually its subject. […]
Last night we watched the last two episodes of the season, and I can now report that Carrie has beaten us handily. Final score: Carrie “We don’t have time”: 34 Mystery Guest “We don’t have a choice” and “Oh my God, Jack”*: 19 Me “You’re going to have to trust me” and “I have a […]
Carrie: 29 Mystery Guest:17 Me: 13 (shut out two weeks in a row!) Off to Minneapolis.
Carrie: 26 Mystery Guest: 14 Me: 13 (unless you count the two times Kiefer Sutherland said “I have a visual” in The Sentinel, in which case I have 15). Current rules explained here.
Current score: 26-12-12, with all additions from original phrases. Carrie says that if one of us wins under the new rules, she’s “going to be pissed.” I have decided that this season has taken the music to a whole new level. It’s louder and more interesting.
Because Carrie is beating us so badly, we have added two new phrases to the game. I chose “I have a visual” and Mystery Guest chose “Oh my God, Jack.” However, they are not retroactive — only from this point forward will they count. Carrie is so confident in “we don’t have time” that she […]