I think it’s called dramatic irony when the audience knows more than the actor. What if it’s not an act and it’s real life?
In a previous post, TAL 2003, I explained that I have been listening to This American Life backwards for the past year. I’m just about to enter the year 2000. I only have till 1995 and will hopefully make it by the end of this year.
In the show I’m currently listening to they are debating about the Bush/Gore election and the recount in Florida. The show is pretty decent, but what I just realized is that 9/11 hasn’t happened yet. I want to yell at the people….I want to tell them future. It’s like watching a tragedy happen behind soundproof glass that you can’t stop.
But even if they could hear you….what would they do…and would it be spoiling the country.
You can tell a child an oven is hot and try to protect them, but the best protection is for them to get burned.
On a shallower note:
today is a Woot-Off