Thursday, August 2, 2012

Google Reader Editorializes

I know that Google Reader really had nothing to do with this. Nevertheless, the display of my RSS feeds just offered up a juxtaposition of stories that may as well have been editorial comment. The juxtaposition, of course, had only to do with when those stories were picked up by Google Reader (which is not necessarily when they were filed). Still, we have to get our insights where we can.

This involved the display of stories fed from the London Telegraph. The first was a headline reflecting on a story that has been getting a lot of buzz today:

Is Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Vertigo really the best film ever made?

This was followed immediately by a review of a Royal Shakespeare Company production in Stratford-upon-Avon. What Shakespeare play was being performed? It was Much Ado About Nothing. I would like to take Shakespeare’s title as a message to both the British Film Institute and those who put any stock in their taking the rank-ordering of films seriously!

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