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.