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Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. Options
Daemon
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Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
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As you have chosen you must please
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Reasoning often kills with boredom, but retort enlivens it.
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And so was born "reality" television, and Humankind took a giant leap backward.
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When people behave as a group in an audience, perhaps what governs that behaviour belongs to the area of the sensational, rather than of the rational. The orator is there to impress and the audience is ready to listen for any joke, banter or what have you.
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Daemon wrote:
Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)




This seems to apply quite well to political debates and contests , unfortunately.
Ndanusa
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I agree with Gerry; one has to work with the audience (market) before one. This is quite evident in the content of TV shows/programs.
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Daemon wrote:
Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Quite so, and one can be at wit's end over it but audiences will not change--they are witlessly lapping up wittiness.
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