The President mistakenly declares Martian Law, instead of Martial Law. What powers does he think he has under Martian Law?
F Mars. How about that, you cowards? Being maybe older (48) I guess you don’t remember a little terrorist known as Marvin. STILL not dead nor captured. His plan? To blow up the Earth. Oh, where are you on this one, Elon?
As for ‘presidential authority’, this ‘president’ doesn’t have dick. He wasn’t elected by popular vote, and really has no authority over anything or anyone.
Who runs Mars, then? You would have to talk to Elon Musk, the greatest human being in our time. Also, conceivably, a Bond villain. It’s up to Musk to take the BFR and land it on Marvin’s head.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Anything about rock and roll. In fact, anything about just and rock and roll band. Especially, the bigger ones. Like, I could not just about ‘the Beatles’, but I could do 10 sub topics under the Beatles… on the fly.
Also, I am more these days consumed about the business of rock and roll. What role do promoters really play? Why, exactly, do tickets cost so much? Why are all the concert tickets gone in under 3 minutes on every tour? Is ticketmaster really so evil (hint… yes), how did the Beatles pretty much destroy the American music business model and hierarchies. How about ‘how much does the artist really see of that’? what bands besides the Beatles changed everything about the business of rock (hint… Peter Grant on behalf of Led Zeppelin).
Or… who invented rock promotion? Answer > Bill Graham. I could do hours on him.
What species of animal would you be most terrified of if they had the same cognitive ability as humans?
A bear. The ever astute Dwight Shrute once taught us > There are 3 things you never turn your back on: bears, men you have wronged, and a dominant male turkey during mating season.
What is your favorite smell and what does it remind you of?
Vanilla. Your sister.
So far the first half of 2020 has been a wild ride. What should happen in the second half in order to compensate for all the bad things that have happened?
Some rock concerts. We had several that got busted up. We had tickets to Pearl Jam, Motley Crue, Tedesci Trucks, and something else I forgot about. We did see Dwight Yoakum right kinda when the pandemic hit full gear. We prolly shouldn’t have gone. But, we did social distance there. Every show after that night was abruptly canceled. Also, before/during pandemic we went to see the amazing Innings Fest in AZ. That was March 2nd, so hardly counts. We were talking about it, but we were not in ‘oh shit we are all going to die mode’ for another couple weeks.