MONDO EXTRAS

The '60s redux, again, some more

by admin June 16, 2002
The ’60s

Woo, Chicago! This Democratic Convention is not going to go well, I can tell. Kenny hands out flyers and rushes Bobby Seale. Seale's lackeys pat Kenny down, but Kenny latches onto Jerry, who followed Michael to check out "democracy in action." It looks like Kenny's yelling. Then Kenny says he's going to put Jerry on the mic to let the people hear the voice of a vet. Michael is all, uh, I don't know if that's such a good idea. Jerry ahems and says, "Uh...none of us want to be there...it's hard to explain very well...my dad, he was a Marine...I thought it was going to be like football, I thought that we could win!" Then he makes a face like crying, but looks like constipation. He just squeezes up his face like a baby making a poo. No tears, no quivering lip, no nothing. Just a squinched-up face.

Footage of the actual convention. It's not good. Smoke, troops, chaos, tear gas, billy clubs. People chant, "The whole world is watching." Jerry O'Connell walks up to another vet (the army jacket is a great tip-off), bums a light, and asks where he was. Then he smokes and says, "Crazy."

Nixon wins the Republican nomination. Hooray for him. He wants to "bring an honorable end to the war in Vietnam." Hooray for him! But more boys are being drafted. Michael, wearing only boxers, walks up to an army guy and says he burned his draft card. The army guy gets pissed and says his "brother died in 'Nam for scum like [Michael]." Michael says his, too, but "they haven't buried his body yet."

Oakland, CA. It's Fred Hampton's breakfast program. James Brown plays. Can you guess which song? That's right. "(Say it Loud) I'm Black and I'm Proud"! Little kids, mostly boys, sit around eating. Charles Jr. Serves up food stoically until Fred Hampton, played by David Allen Grier, asks the kids if food tastes better when served with a smile. The kids yell, "YEEEAH!" Charles Jr. smiles. David Allen Grier is all, your dad was great. "Feed the people, we'll all get strong." Beautiful, baby.

Finally. What everyone's been waiting for. Bong...bong...bong! Bong-bong! BONG-BONG-BONG-BONG-BONG! Yeah. Michael and his brother smoke out of a bong (bamboo, no carb) and watch the moon landing. Far. OUT. Michael asks his brother if he thinks he can handle "desolate, uncharted territory." Jerry is all, I can handle the moon. After all, he did handle the you-know-what. But Michael wasn't talking about the moon, man.

He meant WOODSTOCK! Woo! People fuck in tents, get muddy, and dance wildly with bad sunglasses on. "Somebody To Love" starts up. People dance in the rain. Jerry can't decide between the reefer or the brown acid.

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The '60s redux, again, some more

by admin June 16, 2002
The ’60s Woo, Chicago! This Democratic Convention is not going to go well, I can tell. Kenny hands out flyers and rushes Bobby Seale. Seale's lackeys pat Kenny down, but Kenny latches onto Jerry, who followed Michael to check out "democracy in action." It looks like Kenny's yelling. Then Kenny says he's going to put Jerry on the mic to let the people hear the voice of a vet. Michael is all, uh, I don't know if that's such a good idea. Jerry ahems and says, "Uh...none of us want to be there...it's hard to explain very well...my dad, he was a Marine...I thought it was going to be like football, I thought that we could win!" Then he makes a face like crying, but looks like constipation. He just squeezes up his face like a baby making a poo. No tears, no quivering lip, no nothing. Just a squinched-up face. Footage of the actual convention. It's not good. Smoke, troops, chaos, tear gas, billy clubs. People chant, "The whole world is watching." Jerry O'Connell walks up to another vet (the army jacket is a great tip-off), bums a light, and asks where he was. Then he smokes and says, "Crazy." Nixon wins the Republican nomination. Hooray for him. He wants to "bring an honorable end to the war in Vietnam." Hooray for him! But more boys are being drafted. Michael, wearing only boxers, walks up to an army guy and says he burned his draft card. The army guy gets pissed and says his "brother died in 'Nam for scum like [Michael]." Michael says his, too, but "they haven't buried his body yet." Oakland, CA. It's Fred Hampton's breakfast program. James Brown plays. Can you guess which song? That's right. "(Say it Loud) I'm Black and I'm Proud"! Little kids, mostly boys, sit around eating. Charles Jr. Serves up food stoically until Fred Hampton, played by David Allen Grier, asks the kids if food tastes better when served with a smile. The kids yell, "YEEEAH!" Charles Jr. smiles. David Allen Grier is all, your dad was great. "Feed the people, we'll all get strong." Beautiful, baby. Finally. What everyone's been waiting for. Bong...bong...bong! Bong-bong! BONG-BONG-BONG-BONG-BONG! Yeah. Michael and his brother smoke out of a bong (bamboo, no carb) and watch the moon landing. Far. OUT. Michael asks his brother if he thinks he can handle "desolate, uncharted territory." Jerry is all, I can handle the moon. After all, he did handle the you-know-what. But Michael wasn't talking about the moon, man. He meant WOODSTOCK! Woo! People fuck in tents, get muddy, and dance wildly with bad sunglasses on. "Somebody To Love" starts up. People dance in the rain. Jerry can't decide between the reefer or the brown acid.

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