Friday, September 30, 2005

How to Make Sense of History When You've Watched a Lot of Television

Based upon this PBS show I watched last night that had to do with what a big deal 1968 and 1969 (and how they made the things that happened in '70-'74 happen) were, I arrived at two conclusions:

1. Vince Neil is the rock and roll equivalent of Ted Kennedy. Both are fat, bloated and the wrong person to ride in a car with.

2. Arlo Guthrie looks and sounds like he is being portrayed by Darrel Hammond in an SNL skit about a guy tailgating before a Jimmy Buffet concert.

--The Robo-Pirate


The Stash Dauber said...

1968 and 1969 were a big deal, but not as big as 1962 and 1963. what was missing from the later two that was present earlier: hope.

Anonymous said...

Arlo Guthrie was a poet. Darrel Hammond would have made an hilarious Arlo Guthrie. Arlo has the kinship of protest history via Woody. '68 & '69 were huge. Try the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Jimmy Hoffa, conspiracies, what was left of political hope was being flushed away. '62-'63, we believed and we smiled. There were infinitesimal possibilities.

ANDREW M. said...
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ANDREW M. said...

i saw some of that on PBS over the weekend. i especially like when reagan (then CA gov.) said of the students protesting the war at berkley: "if there's going to be a bloodbath, let's get it over with!" i feel infinite shame that i was so misguided as to dress up as ronnie for halloween when i was in 5th grade. i should've stuck with my original plan and gone as either the fat richard simmons or any of the actors who portrayed "doctor who."