Why Colonel Sartoris?

Allow me to explain the puzzling title. Colonel Sartoris is William Faulkner's greatest character. He exemplifies those values that his society cherishes, namely tradition, patriarchy, courtliness, and courage. Though modernity's slow march tries to strip him of these things, Sartoris continues to live as he always has, knowing that "the past is never dead. It's not even past." He seeks order in the honorable folkways and mores of his forbears. Let us not forget his example.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wait--is this Univision?

I just heard a commercial for the Ford Escape entirely in Spanish (with English subtitles) as I was watching WFAA Channel 8 here in Dallas.  Wait.  Did I . . . how did . . . well, I'm sure it was just a programming error.

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