Roger Waters did his best for the good guys at last weekend’s Coachella Music Festival. Waters spray-painted the legendary inflatable pig with the slogans “fear builds walls” and “don’t be led to the slaughter.” On the underside was an explicit endorsement of Senator Obama.
On point one, Waters is right. Fear builds walls. Consider this:
Exhibit A: The Berlin Wall (fear of
Exhibit B: Israel’s Wall (fear of
freedom fighters terrorism err…a whole population of people who have a legitimate grievance against the only democracy in the
Exhibit C: America’s Southern wall (fear of fear of
losing jobs brown people)
Exhibit D: Pink Floyd’s The Wall (fear of the Rest of the World)
Back to the show in
Personally, I loved Waters’ reaction. As he watched his inflatable animal drift away, he simply said “That’s my pig.”
At least they found the pig and a couple of lucky homeowners will be getting an unexpected economic boon. The remnants of the pig landed on two people’s property. They will split the $10,000 reward for the return of the pig. It turns out finding Roger Waters’ pig is better than the Bush economic stimulus package.
Why can’t I ever find Roger Waters’ pig?
P.S. The next post will be about the train wreck that passed for a legitimate interview in the
No Spin Zone this evening. In case you missed it, BillO interviewed Senator Clinton this morning and showed clips of the interview on his show. In a desperate attempt to boost his ratings, BillO decided to only show 15 minutes (plus commercials) of his interview with Hillary Clinton this evening. The rest of the interview will presumably air tomorrow. The rest of the show was dedicated to analysis of the interview from the likes of Dennis Miller. Ugh. Stay tuned, if you can stomach it.