I walked right into crazy.
The news announcer was saying that the Justice Department is proposing revising regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to require audio descriptions in movie theaters on half of all showings so that blind people can go to the movies.
So. Blind. People. Can. Go. See. A. Moving. Picture. Show.
Now, my apologies to any blind... er, visually challenged... er, differently sighted person that is reading this, but this is insane.
If a theater chain or movie production company wanted to do this on their own stick? Fine. A noble gesture. But for the government to demand it under penalty of law? Madness. The slippery slope to Harrison Bergeron and greasing the skids.
It's also a little futile and even kinda patronizing. It's like having a sighted tour guide at art museums:
"Now, this is da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It looks like... well... you know what a smiling woman looks like? No, wait, you said you've been blind since birth. Anyhow, it's a girl, and she's smiling. And this over here... no, over here... is Van Gogh's Roses and Sunflowers. It's, uh, some flowers. And over here..."