As a vision of totalitarianism, “The Obsolete Man” encapsulates a common fear felt throughout America during the cold war era: the destruction of the rights of man at the hands of the state. By far, my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone I’ve yet seen was an episode written by Rod Serling and which originally aired on June 2, 1961. This episode, titled “The Obsolete Man,” is set in a dystopian future at a point when the state has total control over the lives of man, and can and does declare those men and women who do not … Continue reading →
A once patriotic league now scorns the nation, its flag, and its national anthem. We’ve gone from Whitney Houston singing the Star-Spangled Banner to players disrespecting it.
But the real damage to the league may be from John Madden.
Oh, not the man himself. Madden is an American football legend up as a coach, as a broadcaster, and as a promoter of Turducken. For decades, America enjoyed his enthusiasm for the game, for food, and for fast-acting Tinactin.
But it was that last enthusiasm for that athlete’s foot remedy that did the NFL in.