This American Life is Packing Up and Moving on

I read this a.m. in Gaper’s Block about Ira Glass packing up and taking TAL to New York City. Your thoughts?

3 Comments so far

  1. steven (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 10:22 am

    I hardly ever listen, but I think it’s a shame. At least we still have Marshall Fields…I mean Berghoff’s…wait a second here..


  2. Dave! (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 10:23 am

    Ack! That *sucks* big ass!! Ack!!


  3. Elizabeth (unregistered) on January 27th, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    [Cut to a scene of Elizabeth and Ira on a city street, deep in a lover’s quarrel]

    Elizabeth: You’re leaving? How can you do this? Who else is going to battle Beau O’Reilly and Chicago Theatre? You know what, Ira? Beau wins. He wins. Go to New York, what do I care? Cleary, you don’t care.

    Ira: I wish you could understand. I have to do this. Beau won years ago, Elizabeth. Years ago. I have to find myself . . . this wasn’t working out, anyway, we both know that.

    Elizabeth: How can you do this to me? How?

    Ira: I’ll still be on the radio. We’ll always have the radio.

    [Ira turns and walks into the grey, rainy day (did I mention that it’s raining?) and we can’t tell – are those mean Chicago rain drops on his face? Or are tears running out from under his stylish glasses?]

    [Phil Collin’s “Against All Odds” comes up softly -“How can you just walk away from me, When all I can do is watch you leave? ‘Cause we shared the laughter and the pain, And even shared the tears, You’re the only one who really new me at all” – and she watches him go.]

    And . . . scene.



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