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HomelessCosmonaut1856 karma

I hope this ends up on Colbert with Stephen completely devastated that Tyson likes Stewart better.

HomelessCosmonaut58 karma

I remember back in high school we had an assignment where we analyzed some presidential speeches, including Kennedy's inaugural address in comparison to George W. Bush's big speeches at the time. It was obvious that the style and execution of these speeches were wildly different. Kennedy's inaugural address was articulate and studious, delivered poetically to establish an inspirational tone.

Meanwhile, Bush (and I don't mean to single him out, he was just president at the time, and most of his contemporaries do this too) delivered speeches that were much more direct - almost bullet-pointed - using very little advanced vocabulary, and extremely punctuated so that audience members could interject with applause.

The assignment also noted that Kennedy wrote his inaugural address while Bush's speech was compiled by speechwriters. The prompt asked us to consider the merit of writing your own speeches and the value that should be placed on a poetic and articulate delivery.

Most the class agreed that the old way was better and that we were missing out on a better form of national storytelling. What do you think?

HomelessCosmonaut49 karma

What's the best way to train your mouth not to make incidental little noises, like saliva in your mouth or a small smack from your lips?

HomelessCosmonaut23 karma

Is everyone's mental health worse now than it was in previous decades? Or are the problems all the same but these issues were ignored more back then?

HomelessCosmonaut16 karma

You've expressed an admiration of Abraham Lincoln, a Republican from a very different time. Let's say that Honest Abe were somehow alive today. Do you think he would want to be part of the current GOP? Why?