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 J-School professor turned humor writer. His book, Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia is available for purchase via his website: http://www.daydreaming.co