Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jon Stewart/Steven Colbert Rally Signs... First Signs Of Intelligent Life In Washington D.C. In About 30 Or 40 Years.

Here is a link to Flickr.com and a large collection of Jon Stewart Rally signs.
I noticed long ago that signs in movies about rallies never look real. They always look like they were done by the movie art department. Real homemade signs are always more witty and intelligent. That observation comes from watching rallies in D.C. for 43 years.
And the people who came with their signs and made up the crowd were actually better than the show itself.
Now this latest rally was the best one since the late 1960s or early 1970s. It reminded me very much of the old anti war activist hippie rallies of the 1960s and early 1970s.
I once saw Abbie Hoffman down on the Mall in D.C. in the 1960s along with Jerry Rubin. This rally had the same feel to it. Mainly because most of the 200,000 plus who showed up were very young.
Maybe Comedy Central could make it an annual event. At least until sanity is restored in D.C.
 Mainly what I felt was this was the first sign of humor and intelligent life seen in D.C. in 3 or 4 decades. Thanks to all who came to Disney World on the Potomac.