Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Minute

I'm working on my piece for Worldwide Hippies News & Stuff.  Making little videos is harder than it looks, but I think I've finally learned how long two minutes is.

I am consciously refraining from making any comments regarding what I learned about Two Minutes from Buzz Kill since it would be a cheap shot on Easter morning, but the fact is that from being with Buzz Kill, I got the idea that two minutes can seem like an eternity.  Sometimes when you're trying to keep a bunch of little kids pacified for two minutes while some grown ups figure out their own shit, two minutes can seem like an eternity too.

Poor Joe, the hardest working man in Hippiedom, has had to edit my comments down to two minutes these last two weeks which has been tricky since I keep going off on Dick Cheney.  But really, that Damn Dick Cheney and his evil corporate arm Haliburton have been behind so much bullshit in this country that you can't bring up an issue without finding his fingerprints all over it.  Ronald Reagan's too, once you start looking.  I expect it all goes back to the Koch Brothers and the John Birch Society - or Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew.  There have been many prominent players in the decline of the American Empire, but I still think Dick Cheney is among the worst because you get the Oil & Gas industry AND military contractors in one pudgy package.

Anyway, Joe thinks I should do a special report on Dick Cheney one of these days - probably because he can already see that I'll turn into Yosemite Sam once I get going.  For the moment, though, I have to focus on this morning's task which is the video for a report on Peaceful Uprising and their activities last week in Washington DC at Power Shift 2011.

When I'm doing work for Worldwide Hippies News & Stuff, I actually check facts, do research and yesterday I even made phone calls to the organization to discover what's happening next.  Here at Menopausal Stoners, I've occasionally verified facts when it seemed absolutely necessary but for the most part, I've never talked about anything that wasn't already common knowledge.  I would have to look up something like Dick Cheney's birthday, for example, but really - who the fuck cares about his birthday? I'm more interested in the date of his funeral.


Anonymous said...

I don't think Cheney will ever die -- he's too evil.



the only thing I want to hear about Dick Cheney is 'Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to bury this sonof abitch..'

Mr. Charleston said...

I once did a lot of live television. Believe me, when that camera is staring at you, two minutes is an eternity. As to Cheney's demise, I'm reminded of the line from Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, where he's just shot a bar full of people dead and the lone survivor, a journalist, asked how he decided which one to kill first and his reply was... "I don't know, but I know who's gonna be last." And not too soon either.

Dr. Monkey Hussein Monkerstein said...

Bad's everywhere.

PENolan said...

annie, that's what I'm afraid of.

Granny, they're going to have to bury him because I don't think he'll burn. Might explode . . .

Mr C, I love that movie. You did live TV? Why am I not surprised?

Dr MVM - it's a crying shame

mac said...

I, for one, would like to see Cheney live a very long life - behind bars !

I am working on a time manipulation theory. It shows great potential.
-Ever notice how two minutes of waiting in line (or speaking publicly!) seem to be an eternity, yet two minutes of kissing seems an instant?-
Well, I'm just starting my work on this theory ;-)

Susan Tiner said...

Ha Ha! "Shit won't happen if I work harder." That's me, to a T.

Hats off to you taking on these topics. Personally, I don't see how anything will change as long as there's only a tiny fraction of people even remotely interested.

dissed said...

Have to agree with Mac. Behind bars is the BEST revenge. Full restitution to the public good (everything he has would do) and a few years on Medicare, sitting in the TV room of the average small-town nursing home, would be my second choice. Okay, maybe my first.

lol at Two Minutes of Buzzkill.

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