This is — Cinerama!

We all remember the introduction of Cinerama in 1952 and the following flood of almost every new business called Something-O-Rama,  such as Truck-O-Rama for a car dealership, Wash-O-Rama for a laundromat.   Even Sex-O-Rama.

The list was endless, all spawned by the original Cinerama.But, thanks to a Wall Street Journal article, I now know better.  Balzak, in 1834, complained that Louis Daguerre’s newly-invented Diorama, which was an improvement of the older Panorama, prompted a similar plethora of o-rama words, such as healthorama and souporama (whatever they were).The article also reminded me of a Simpsons episode where Bart’s school ran a diorama competition called a “Diorama-Rama,”  a joke probably puzzling to the current generation.

RWalck@Verizon.net

 

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About Roger Walck

My reasons for writing this blog are spelled out in the posting of 10/1/2012, Montaigne's Essays. They are probably not what you think.
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