Friday, October 3, 2008
The above video has been making the rounds of late, and I’m posting it here, but not for the reason you might think. In it, a lot of famous folks urge people to register to vote. Everybody I know has been aware of electoral procedures for many moons, and are either avid voters, occasional voters, or complete slackers (you know who you are). But none of those people will be persuaded by a video to suddenly become a better citizen and start voting.
I imagine this video is aimed at younger people who have never been inspired to vote.
The reason, then, that I’m posting this item is: it contains a dozen or more celebrities in short, fun snippets. But here is the disheartening part.
I only know about two-thirds of them.
I am deeply disappointed at my lack of knowledge regarding pop culture and its inhabitants.
So, even though I know this video will not change anyone’s mind about registering to vote (you know who you are), check it out anyway, and see if you can identify who the hell everybody is...
Oh, and by the way, if you live in California, and you fail to vote no on Prop 8, you have no one but yourself to blame when the right-wingers win, and the right to marry is forbidden to all in your tribe.