The ambitious nonprofit charges you $25 to record an interview, and then it repurposes and reformulates your story into copyrighted, marketable products. For example, StoryCorps takes the intimate dialogues that unfold in the "magical, sacred space" of the recording booth and transforms participants into cartoon characters, for our entertainment. The DVD of Thursday's animated Thanksgiving special costs $50. It also cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to produce at a time of urgent fiscal crisis. Stupid!
DANNY AND ANNIE: Would you mind if your parents were used in this way?
|I wonder if these two dear people expected to be depicted in a cartoon, looking like this.|
The man, who is shown as having a massive red nose, died of cancer the day this aired.
|Here's the real couple. See the resemblance? I don't.|
Why did they make Gweneviere Mann and Yasir Salem look so weird?She was heroically rebuilding her life after having a brain tumor removed.
|The real people -- how appealing they are!|