With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The Very Severe Voice Modulation Problems of Jack Bauer.




My Party of One book discussion was pretty incredible. Since it was just me, I decided that instead of talking about the book, I'd watch seasons one through five of '24.'

While watching ‘24’, which has been repeatedly praised for its realism, I found what could be viewed as a fatal flaw in Jack Bauer's interpersonal communication skills:

Jack(whispering): ‘this is jack. I need you to send a CTU unit.

Thirty seconds later.

Jack(SCREAMING) : BILL, THAT’S THE WRONG CALL TO MAKE. IF THEY WANTED HIM DEAD HE WOULD BE DEAD BY NOW.

Jack: (whispering)Pssst. Hey. Its jack. I can’t talk. I'm standing right behind a terrorist and if I talk too loud I will compromise my position.

Ten seconds later.

Jack(yelling): CHLOE THIS IS JACK, I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO I NEEED YOU TO GET THE ULTRA DELATA LIST FROM D.O.D, CHLOE I NEED YOU TO DO THIS NOW. LOOK I’VE GOT TO FOLLOW ANOTHER LEAD.

Three Seconds later.

Jack (Whispering): This is jack. My throat hurts.


When Jack yells it is most often, Zen Pearls of wisdom (If they wanted him dead he'd be dead.) When he whispers it is because he is being sneaky.

I have learned a valuable lesson, once again, from Jack.

Jack and I are both men of action. Being men of action we don't always have time to be subtle. But in the end, it doesn't matter if we find the exactly right tone of voice or best way to spell a word*.

WHAT MATTERS IS THAT WE ARE BOTH MEN OF ACTION WHO HAVE GIVEN OUR RESPECTIVE SELVES TO SOMETHING GREATER--IN HIS CASE,SAVING THE WORLD AND IN MY CASE WRITING A BLOG.

(whispering)and that is a very beautiful thing.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

*Like, Carrrribou for example.

13 comments:

alecia said...

i have never seen that show before, but i think that if i would compare myself to him, i'd be more of a YELLING ALL THE TIME TYPE OF PERSON!!!!

alecia said...

haha and i just saw the one tag about the post. funny.

Frank said...

Justin,
It's that time of the year again, and I was wondering when we can expect your fantasy baseball analysis.
Frank in Buffalo

Coloradan said...

And we thank you.

Justin said...

art---

You really should watch the show.

Because what else do you have to do.

j.

Justin said...

Frank,
I'm working on it. But first I am writing an 80 page story about the Fantasy Shot Heard Around the World.

j.

Justin said...

Coloradan,
It is not my place to even say thank you. So I will simply say, that I accept financial support.

j.

maleah said...

pssst... my weekend sucked.

THANKS FOR THE SENTIMENT, THOUGH.

it's the thought that counts...

tink, tink, tink, tink

m

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