Ron Burgundy’s Lessons

During a free moment the other night, I watched the opening of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy off of my VOD (it’s since disappeared– the Comcast interface is awful– hello Google??) The film’s opening narration, voiced by Bill Kurtis, is essential for anyone bemoaning the “chaos” of the current media world:

There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man then the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo…

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