August 23rd, 2006

weighty

If the revolution won't be televised, it will be blogged... but then, maybe They won't allow it.

I've never considered myself a Blogger or a Vlogger.  Sure, I have this Live Journal, which, technically is a blog.  And Moron Life is technically a Vlog.  So despite my protests, I'm both.

When I was up in San Francisco speaking at the Meet the Vloggers event two weeks ago, I was make more aware of the details of Josh Wolf, Bay Area video blogger who was jailed for refusing to turn over a tape he made (of the SF G8 protests for his vlog) to the federal authorities.

Wolf was present at, and reporting on, a protest on July 8, 2005, in the Mission district against the Group of 8 (G8), meeting in Scotland at the time. Numerous witnesses at the demonstration reported that a police vehicle was driven into the crowd of protesters. This action was followed by two police officers exiting the vehicle and violently assaulting multiple people on the street. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Finigan is supposedly seeking video footage for what the government claims is attempted arson on a San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) vehicle. However, no damage has ever been reported by SFPD.


When Josh refused to hand the tape over, they threw him in federal prison on contempt charges.  He could be there for up to a year, apparently.

So anyway, I'm not sure what I can do to help the situation other than to spread the word that this stuff is happening.  And really, I'm not happy about it. This trend of slowly peeling away our rights is really starting to worry me.  Knowing that if I decide to cover some event for Moron Life that I could theoretically be jailed for what I video tape... don't like it.  Nope.  Not one bit.

Anyway, I'm spreading the word.  If you feel the same way, please do the same.  If you don't, all rational arguments will be entertained.  Insults and flames will be deleted.

me
Hating to have to be political, but realizing I have less and less of a choice...
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Ummm... woah?

You remember that Grouper.com has been really awesome to us lately, yes?

Well...

Sony Pictures Aquires Grouper

In addition, [Michael Lynton, SPE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer] noted that there is value in connecting an enormous amount of imaginative content with a studio that is always interested in finding new ideas and talent for the movies, television shows and games it creates for audiences around the world. "A site like Grouper allows people to showcase their creativity to a vast audience," Lynton said. "It's like a virtual, global audition, and a great source of entertainment," Lynton said.


That's... sorta awesome.

me
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waiter

::bbbbbbbbbuh::

So you may have noticed my post from 4AM.  That was when I was under the mistaken impression that there was still a good 12 hours before I had to be at work.

So this morning, I rolled out of bed around 10AM, checked my mail, ran some errands and got back home at around 11:40, when I hopped in the shower to be pretty for lunch in Mountain View with some peoples I like.

I got out of the shower, toweled off, did the hair and other stuff, and went to my room to dress.  At 12:02 (my birth time) I looked at my dress shirt hanging in my room and thought to myself "Self, why do you have a dress shirt out?"

Self answered, "Because I have an MOD shift this week."

So I asked Self, "But you're off Thursday and Friday, so when is this supposed Manager shift?"

Self laughed, "Silly, it's on Wednesday!"

I got really quiet.

Self stopped laughing.

We stared at each other for a moment before saying (in perfect sitcom simultaneity) "TODAY IS WEDNESDAY!!"

I got dressed at made it to the restaurant by 12:20. 

Today was the busiest lunch I've ever seen at the restaurant. FREAKIN INSANITY.  But now it's over and I'm between shifts.

bripadme, call me if you're going to be later than 8:00 for dinner so I stick around.

me
exhausted