Today Show: America, The Exaggeration Nation
It seems like everything has to be the worst or the best or the most extreme, all the time. From the best performer in the world to the world champion sports team, everything is exaggerated in our culture. America is the exaggeration nation and the Today Show is just as much of an exaggeration culprit as any of us are.
In 2010 the Today Show aired a story about the worst allergy season in decades. Then in 2011 they aired another segment about the worst allergy season to ever hit America. Then in 2012 they aired a story about the worst, most destructive allergy season to ever happen. So how about this year’s allergy report? It is the worst allergy season of all time. Are allergy seasons actually getting worse? Or do we just love to exaggerate?
Comedian Chuck Nice didn’t have an answer to the question but he did have an opinion about the one person he believes to be the all-time exaggerator, Donald Trump.
“Everything with Trump is about the best this and the best that and his shows being fantastic,” Nice said.
Today Show: Diana Zorek AT&T Commercial
While Nice thought Trump was the kind of the exaggeration, the Today Show had another person in mind to talk with about exaggeration – Diana Zorek.
Zorek is the cute little girl in the AT&T commercials where the tall man in a suit sits around a table with kids and asks them to answer different questions. He talked with Zorek in one commercial about why she would want to be fast and Zorek ran with the question, explaining why she would want to be fast so she wouldn’t get bitten by a werewolf because she knows she would not like being a werewolf.
Jenna Wolfe sat down with Zorek for a little to talk with her, but the only thing the two of them could agree on was that love is the only thing in the world that can’t be exaggerated too much. Do we exaggerate too much? And why do we exaggerate? Is life really not that interesting?