Thursday, September 4, 2008

Drill, baby, drill

Life imitates satire.

My satire, this time!

Last night at the Republican Convention, during Rudy Giuliani's speech, the crowd started chanting "Drill, baby, drill!"

Six weeks ago, I wrote an entry for a satire contest, which had John McCain trying to woo the youth vote by putting on a hoodie and awkwardly attempting to rap. It started like this:

Look around America, and what do you see?
A million phat sites where a fresh oil rig could be
Drill, baby, drill, baby, bring me that sweet oil
Bring it to me piping hot right out of the soil.

To hear the R's chanting it for real last night was a Twlight Zone moment for me.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Shakespeare in the Park

Went to see the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival on Labor Day in the Presidio. They're doing Pericles, which no one ever does. Wonderful production, done as if it were a Western movie, complete with twangy accents and Western-style music and dance. Great costumes that could easily have been on a Broadway stage.

Just went to their website to see if they had any pictures I could post, and saw that they had a YouTube video. The wonders of modern technology!