Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen

Mostly political but not ranty

There is a poll over at minnehaha about the upcoming US election. Please go answer it. I was thinking of doing a similar poll myself before I saw minnehaha's, so I'm curious about the results.

I went and checked YouTube to see if there's a decent vid of "I Am Changing My Name to Chrysler." There isn't, just this, which I think is pretty mediocre in terms of images chosen. But then I watched Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation and George W. Told the Nation and Presidential Rag (no video, just sound) while I was there. It turns out that Mandy Patinkin does a decent Al Jolson (not visually, thank heavens, just vocally). (Also, hands who's surprised that I approve of a beard on Mandy Patinkin.) The thing about YouTube for political stuff is that just when I'm feeling angry that we haven't gotten past some of the problems in the older songs, I get so darn happy that I live in a future where I can compare and contrast Al Jolson and Mandy Patinkin at the click of a button. It isn't everything, but it's something.

(Notice how I told you what you'd be watching with each of those links, rather than just saying "here" or "watch this"? Yah. Funny thing about that.)

In other news, I am not getting a cold! And a good thing, too, because that wouldn't be any fun. I am just drinking lots of juice and tea because I like to. Also tissue boxes are terribly stylish; I think everyone will be carrying them around for fall.
Tags: concerts, same wrong words to amazing grace, small screen, the art of the possible

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