Friday, May 8, 2015

Commentary: A vague reference

  • This past Wednesday's edition of WKRG-TV's local midday news program ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") on May 6th had a a report in which a person suspected of robbing a restaurant in Mobile earlier that day was described as having a "Gilligan-style hat" while text of other descriptions of the person was being displayed (the person who presented the report did not use the graphic's description of the hat: "floppy"). I wish the person who presented the report had explained what she meant by "Gilligan-style hat" since it's not a very common description of a hat and there was no image of the hat on display during the news program (I cannot help but to assume that the description was a reference to a type of hat that an actor named Bob Denver usually wore on a TV program titled "Gilligan's Island" while playing the character for whom the program was named after).

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