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FunVersusEntertainment

I've begun reading Kenny Moore's biography Bowerman and the Men of Oregon and have repeatedly been struck by the activity — physical and mental — of Bill Bowerman, his family, and just about everybody else mentioned. People go canoeing; they work long hours to pay their tuition bills; they teach, raise kids, and build houses. When they go to a track meet, they shriek and cheer for the home team. In stark contrast to modern life, nobody seems to sit passively in front of a TV set. It reminds me of an observation in David Mamet's movie State and Main:

Everybody makes their own fun. If you don't make it yourself, it isn't fun. It's entertainment.

(cf. WorthTheCost (3 Feb 2004), GiftForFiction (15 Apr 2005), ...)


TopicEntertainment - TopicLiterature - Datetag20060831


(correlates: GiftForFiction, ListenToHim, WorthTheCost, ...)

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