It hacks me off when television news commentators and sport announcers say, “Who will be the next xxx-college player to opt for the NBA? We’ll tell you when we come back.” Then the station goes to a four-minute commercial. I’m in mass communications. I realize that the station (or the network) needs to make a buck. But the technique of “Mommy will give you a cookie after you eat your turnips,” still hacks me off.
Dr. Larry Day is a retired KU J-School professor turned humor columnist. Download his book of goofy short stories, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia from Amazon.com.