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The Get to the Point Game

By Matt Artz
Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 8:50 am in Uncategorized.

Here’s an exciting new blog game. Every Monday I will will dig into the Tri-City Voice archives and and unearth an editorial. I will then post the first graph of the editorial here on the blog. The first person that correctly answers what the editorial is actually about will win a prize that could be anything from homemade sauerkraut to store-bought brownies to the rights to the name “The Argus of Fremont, Newark and Union City.”

Here is the first paragraph of a recent editorial. Tell me what it’s really about:

Youth empathizes with Maria, a convent postulant; those with a few grey hairs and more years under their belt sympathize with the nuns at Nonnberg Abbey in the 1959 Rogers and Hammerstein musical, The Sound of Music. In the midst of serious and tragic events in Austria leading to World War II, blithe spirits were hard to find and difficult to tolerate especially in a monastic setting. However, a counterpoint to grave and somber circumstance is often a welcome, albeit temporary relief. In the musical, Maria is unsuitable for monastic life but provides the spark necessary to ignite a new life for the von Trapp family amidst menacing Nazis.

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  • Dan Ondrasek

    strudel?

  • Marty

    It appears from a simple google search that Maria is Centerville, and Marshak goes through keyboards faster than Matt goes through quinoa.

  • Matt Artz

    Marty is the winner. His prize is a liter of Kombucha and some patchouli soap. Guilty as charged on the quinoa.
    Here is a link to the full editorial.
    http://www.tricityvoice.com/articlefiledisplay.php?issue=2011-07-19&file=Editorial++The+problem+of+Maria.txt

  • Marty

    Please donate my winnings to Ondrasek’s cause of choice.

  • Jon Simon

    I think this would be more fun if no searching was allowed. It would also be impossible to get the right answer.

    I listened to an interview with a New York Times opinion writer who said that he starts reading half-way through opinion pieces. A wise man.

  • Dave

    The Sound of Music…where’s my brownies and Vargas Plateau story???