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Teleprompter Forces Politicians To Turn Their Heads 180 Degrees For Every Line

Stretches in an arc in front of them from stage left to stage right.
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Politicians read teleprompters in such a way to try to give the illusion they're talking, not reading. Everybody knows they're reading from a teleprompter so why not make it obvious in an entertaining fashion?

As they begin reading the first sentence, they're head is turned over their left shoulder and pans along as it reads the 50 foot sentence that ends on stage right where their head will be looking over their right shoulder. They then turn their head 180 degrees back to stage left and start the next sentence.

This would force politicians to continually turn their heads in a comical fashion like people at a race track watching the horses or cars race by.

doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2022


       Would it not be more apropos for the talking heads to rotate a full 360 degrees and then vomit pea soup?   


       Yes. Yes is would.
doctorremulac3, Jun 09 2022

       I never really understood the problem people have with teleprompters. Some people have a tough time speaking in public for hours upon hours and staying exactly in the moment, sounding like you mean every word even when you do mean every word, and having one side of the media or the other just waiting with baited breath for the next gaffe opportunity. Do that, day-in, day-out, for a few years. The reason most people only seek out 15 minutes of fame is because at 30 minutes it becomes hard to keep the crowd from turning on you.
RayfordSteele, Jun 10 2022

       I like speakers who use notes. I get to see how much they can remember and get an idea of when they're improvising, actually thinking about what they say etc. Just a matter of taste.   

       Plus if they're really bad, and trying to pretend they're good at speaking because they're got that projected scrolling script they're reading like a robot it's distracting. To me anyway.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2022

       // why not make it obvious in an entertaining fashion?   

       Because no one would use them.
tatterdemalion, Jun 10 2022

       I'm a horrible public speaker. I freeze up and rattle on about nothing in circles until I can find a way out of a catastrophe of a sentence. Doesn't mean a thing about my thoughts on a matter.
RayfordSteele, Jun 10 2022

       Tat, it wouldn’t be up to the speaker. You could make your speech from memory or do the twisty head thing, and this would be for people hosting political debates that had a sense of humor.   

       Ray, but you're not a politician so you wouldn't be required to use the tele-twist-omatic. This is for politicians only.
doctorremulac3, Jun 10 2022

       That's not my bone, by the way.
RayfordSteele, Jun 14 2022


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