I did not watch either party's political convention, merely read the reports. The general consensus on the Democratic Convention is that Michelle Obama gave an excellent speech, Bill Clinton gave an outstanding though overly long speech that managed to be simultaneously folksy and wonky, and Barack Obama gave an okay speech that just didn't measure up to the other two.
The general consensus on the Republican Convention is that Clint Eastwood ranted incoherently at an empty chair -- oh, yes, and some politicians gave politician speeches.
When started college, I had no idea that The Story of O was a notorious pornographic classic, so I missed the double entendre when we were shown a film by that name about racial/ethnic/gender/etc. discrimination. It portrayed the discriminated against group generically as an O surrounded by X's. The presentation was a generally trite and superficial warning about the evils of discrimination that is not worth remembering. One part did stick out in my mind, though, as memorable and genuinely valuable. First, the screen showed various pictures of a group of X's with one O, and showed them moving around and changing positions. What I saw was a bunch of X's with one O. The O stood out as conspicuous; the X's all looked the same. Once they took the O out and showed only X's, things changed. Suddenly, the individual differences between the X's became noticeable. Some were larger and some smaller, some thicker and some thinner. Some had one cross-bar thicker than the other, and others had the other cross-bar thicker, while some had cross bars of equal thickness. Without an O, the X's stood out as individuals. With an O present, the X's were just X's, their individual differences submerged in their obvious difference from the O.