William Motter Inge

William Motter Inge

There are 7 comments on the The Free Dictionary story from May 2, 2012, titled William Motter Inge. In it, The Free Dictionary reports that:

In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic , earned him a Pulitzer Prize .

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Andy Warhol

Coffeyville, KS

#1 May 3, 2012
Sorry, but Inge's (and Independence's) 15 minutes of fame were up decades ago.

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#2 May 3, 2012
Andy Warhol wrote:
Sorry, but Inge's (and Independence's) 15 minutes of fame were up decades ago.
I'm going to bet that you never read anything that Inge wrote, let alone the messages he was trying to convey in his works.

His writings go a long way towards defining life in a rural small town setting and how people in those small towns interact with other people.

This insight is unique in that most modern writing is of an urban nature and is illustrative of how remote man has become to his fellow man in day-to-day interactions.

As for Independence, I'd take living here anyday over a large city. Independence may have some problems, some even serious, but at least they are for the most part handled locally by people whose heart mostly is in the right place. Sure Independence has problems, but dammit they're our problems and we will take care of them.

The days of the 1920's Oil Boom and the Depression as well as the 40's and 50's may well be over with but Inge's writings will not be forgotten by those interested in the period. In those days people in small towns knew their neighbors and actually socialized with them in a neighborhood setting. Today; sadly, even in Independence; people don't even know their neighbors because they are stuck inside, in front of an electronic entertainment center that tells you all about how it is in Hollywood and the Jersey Shore. We know more about the contestant America Has Talent than we do about the person living right next to us. We are connected with Facebook to people we hardly know or care about and have a unsatiable desire to be "friended" by them; but won't even wave at the neighbor in the morning when we leave the house to go to work.

Go figure...
Andy Warhol

Coffeyville, KS

#3 May 3, 2012
Indy_Dick wrote:
<quoted text>I'm going to bet that you never read anything that Inge wrote, let alone the messages he was trying to convey in his works.
His writings go a long way towards defining life in a rural small town setting and how people in those small towns interact with other people.
This insight is unique in that most modern writing is of an urban nature and is illustrative of how remote man has become to his fellow man in day-to-day interactions.
As for Independence, I'd take living here anyday over a large city. Independence may have some problems, some even serious, but at least they are for the most part handled locally by people whose heart mostly is in the right place. Sure Independence has problems, but dammit they're our problems and we will take care of them.
The days of the 1920's Oil Boom and the Depression as well as the 40's and 50's may well be over with but Inge's writings will not be forgotten by those interested in the period. In those days people in small towns knew their neighbors and actually socialized with them in a neighborhood setting. Today; sadly, even in Independence; people don't even know their neighbors because they are stuck inside, in front of an electronic entertainment center that tells you all about how it is in Hollywood and the Jersey Shore. We know more about the contestant America Has Talent than we do about the person living right next to us. We are connected with Facebook to people we hardly know or care about and have a unsatiable desire to be "friended" by them; but won't even wave at the neighbor in the morning when we leave the house to go to work.
Go figure...
You took the bait.

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#4 May 3, 2012
What I said still stands...

....and aren't you sooooo cool for pulling that fast one on me. Dummy me....
boy do I feel stupid.....

...does that make you feel better now?
IHS

Coffeyville, KS

#5 May 3, 2012
Indy_Dick wrote:
<quoted text>I'm going to bet that you never read anything that Inge wrote, let alone the messages he was trying to convey in his works.
His writings go a long way towards defining life in a rural small town setting and how people in those small towns interact with other people.
This insight is unique in that most modern writing is of an urban nature and is illustrative of how remote man has become to his fellow man in day-to-day interactions.
As for Independence, I'd take living here anyday over a large city. Independence may have some problems, some even serious, but at least they are for the most part handled locally by people whose heart mostly is in the right place. Sure Independence has problems, but dammit they're our problems and we will take care of them.
The days of the 1920's Oil Boom and the Depression as well as the 40's and 50's may well be over with but Inge's writings will not be forgotten by those interested in the period. In those days people in small towns knew their neighbors and actually socialized with them in a neighborhood setting. Today; sadly, even in Independence; people don't even know their neighbors because they are stuck inside, in front of an electronic entertainment center that tells you all about how it is in Hollywood and the Jersey Shore. We know more about the contestant America Has Talent than we do about the person living right next to us. We are connected with Facebook to people we hardly know or care about and have a unsatiable desire to be "friended" by them; but won't even wave at the neighbor in the morning when we leave the house to go to work.
Go figure...
Mr. Torbett, I thought you were put out to pasture long ago, but obviously you're still turning out lectures.
Ingester

United States

#6 May 3, 2012
Mr. Torbett does not frequent this site. Being out to pasture, he is busy seeing images of Snoopy in the clouds. A fine man though and a favorite teacher of mine and my daughter.

Since: Oct 10

Independence, Kansas

#7 May 3, 2012
IHS wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr. Torbett, I thought you were put out to pasture long ago, but obviously you're still turning out lectures.
Sorry, I'm not Torbett...I never taught in school for a living, but I did pay attention in class while at ICC and later on at a 4 year college. I barely graduated from IHS and it was way before Torbett started teaching there.

I learned most of what I know half way around the world in little place called Vietnam. You've probably heard of it...

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