Friday, October 1, 2010

A Joyful Campaign

Joe Monahan might have hot it on the head when he referred to the 2010 gubernatorial campaign as a "joyless" campaign.

Well, as just a weekend goof, here's a clip from an era when politics was downright fun. Here's an old film of "live news coverage from the 1972 National Surrealist Party Convention, interrupted by news flashes from Monster Island, where the president is denied entrance to the forbidden city ..."

Yes, it's The Firesign Theatre's Martian Space Party, which I first saw at UNM's SUB Theater not long after it was released. The film quality's not great, but that kind of adds to the charm.

I don't think New Mexico politics was ever quite like this. But we can dream.

Have a joyous weekend.