Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Audacity Of Dopes: Dirty Projectors

At Tuesday night's debate, John McCain was shooting EARMARKS inside a PORK BARREL, because that's all he ever talks about. He used to bitch about this Bear DNA project, until people pointed out that, like a total fucking nimrod, he voted for the Bear DNA whatever. So, during the debate, he instead twisted his pantaloons up over funding for an "overhead projector" for the Adler Planetarium, which is in Chicago, making it a Chicago Machine Planetarium. As the graphic above shows, however, the "projector" in question was not an "overhead projector," it was the PROJECTOR THAT ALL PLANETARIA HAVE because that's what makes them a PLANETARIUM and not a RANDOM BUILDING WITH A DOME.

Overhead projectors, on the other hand, project transparencies at a screen and can be obtained cheaply. How cheaply? Well, when the Rude Mechanicals of Austin, Texas came to Woolly Mammoth to perform Get Your War On, they employed a bunch of overhead projectors during the show. Afterwards, Amy Mills from the show told me that the Rude Mechs got them from a place that specialized in reselling reclaimed office supplies on the cheap. Who were the previous owners that needed to sell off their projectors for pennies, to a theatre company performing a scabrous critique of the Bush administration? HA HA IT WAS ENRON.

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