Sep. 9, 2008 at 8:34pm
Crackpot + Hostage Edition
Author's Statement of Purpose: My goal is to get more people to be interested in the PUBLIC COMMENT + COMMUNITY FORUM on TV Tacoma. I want folks to recognize our civic speakers on the street and have compassion for the thundering engine driving them. "I will forge new connections to people orphaned by civilization." - RR Anderson
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"Thank you for the proclamation... we're building the memorial wall, we even got a congressional medal of honor name signed up."
"we now move to public comment, Mr. Hill"
Honorable State Master Robert "The Traveller" Hill
[prolonged + intermittent sipping noises]
"Shalom. [mayor demands removal of telephone prop... hilarity ensues] Live from Tacoma it's Tuesday Night!"
RR Commentary: Mr. Hill's oration was in top form tonight. First instance of the coffee cup prop--always an effective hypnotic tool for subliminal messages.
[flummoxed, live studio audience]
Missing Methane Gas Conspiracy Crackpot
"The city continues to waste precious methane gas as it is vented and burned by the Tacoma solid waste facility. I submit to the record a CD burned with descriptions of methane-gas-engine-conversion methods for vehicles. Boon Pickens a wealthy crackpot urges us to conserve energy. We are wasting this renewable energy source. I demand the city council do something or I will do everything humanly possible to get our federal money taken away!"
Mike Lonergan or the Executive Excellence Party
"Mr. Mayor, we've heard these comments many times before. I would like to ask the city manager to send another memo about the methane gas and why we are not using it again? Thank you. Also, I would like to add that nobody is calling the methane guy a crackpot."
RR Commentary: You see, crackpots can get results! Take mental note my friends.
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comments  | posted under all-stars, city council, communtiy, humor, tacoma, tee vee, tvComments
by Erik on 9/9/2008 @ 8:56pm
|How the heck did Hill change his clothes?|
by NineInchNachos on 9/9/2008 @ 9:03pm
|Hill is a non-linear being.
check out this instance!
the Melon folks made it in the Tribune!
by marumaruyopparai on 9/9/2008 @ 11:15pm
|The Traveller is back!!! Jessie Hill's appearence is a welcome one as well, that's a very patriotic still, thanks RR.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/10/2008 @ 9:36am
|No problem my friend. Vote "Hill" for Sheriff !|
by Erik on 9/10/2008 @ 10:19pm
|The Tribune is reporting on their front page of their web page that the Traveler is running for state senate:
Interestingly, they are making the report on their "Lights and Sirens" blog which is basically a crime blog.
by NineInchNachos on 9/10/2008 @ 10:45pm
|perhaps an indirect endorsement for sheriff? What say you Ian Demsky ?|
by izenmania on 9/11/2008 @ 2:07pm
|In support of the Methane Man: If San Antonio can do it, why can't we?|
by NineInchNachos on 9/11/2008 @ 2:36pm
|Izenmania, the picture I get listening to the gas guy is that Tacoma received federal money to build the methane gas capturing facility... its now built and instead of using the gas it's burnt off with one of those 'eternal flame' type stacks... Lonergan asked the city manager for a report so we'll see what he says.
The man really needs an 'urbanist' style blog!
by izenmania on 9/11/2008 @ 2:43pm
|Yeah, I wasn't really sure what the whole deal was with him. I just saw that article and was reminded.|
by Erik on 9/11/2008 @ 3:03pm
|Yeah, I wasn't really sure what the whole deal was with him. I just saw that article and was reminded.
He has some real moments of lucidity. The discussion of public commentators being "crackpots" or not was a good discussion point as well and addressed by Lonergan.
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