Re “Beyond Seizing Parks, New Paths to Influence” (front page, Nov. 16):
Officials should designate an area in a New York City park as a public speaking forum for Occupy Wall Street in the tradition of Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park in London. Maybe with a designated forum for ad hoc and prepared speeches, a leader of the movement will emerge.
Who knows? The better speeches could go viral on YouTube.
9) On the lighter side let me add this final thought as seen on Stephen Colbert last evening---in wonderful bad taste---there is a fortune to made in bad taste t-shirts with slogans such as “...I’m not squinting---I’m Korean.” Let’s not do away with ethnic humor---it is in the mix as was Amos N Andy—on which I could I write an essay on their pertinence. George Carlin understood that as did Lenny Bruce. Not the shock comics of today with no point. It is in the context of the presenter and any point he/she might make in that context. That said---Sarah Silverman is one who I still find offensive and pointless but I will give her points for one good line that only a Jewish woman could pull off----“...I was raped by a doctor---it was sort of a bittersweet experience...) I am sure it is a paraphrase but I believe you will get the point.
10) A round number like 10 is always the best way to go out---so a last thought--do not miss a wonderful program this Sunday on Sunday Simcha. Wonderful music and interesting conversations.