Please keep a wary eye on newsmakers
Published: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001,
Mr. Magoo inspired today's column. Jim Backus was born on this date in 1913. He was the voice of the near-sighted cartoon character. Laughing at the visually challenged was perfectly acceptable when I was a callow youth. This was several years before we had the Americans with Disabilities Act, laser surgery or a color TV.
Now however, I dare not even crack a smile in public just thinking about Quincy Magoo blowing the horn of his antique car while screaming 'road hog' at people or objects in his line of sight. Our society has become so sensitized that we've become desensitized to most politically incorrect humor.
Please keep a wary eye on the newsmakers in the following outbursts. If you gain any new insights, maybe you too will say ... 'Oh Magoo, you've done it again!'
Dimitri Vassilaros is the morning radio talk host on News Radio 1170 WWVA. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
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