I tried watching the Democratic National Convention like a good voter would -- but man that shit is boring. I even tried as a good Cheesehead to see our lipstick lesbian Tammy Baldwin talk, but damn man, she's boring as hell on TV. It didn't help that she kept doing this hand gesture -- move the arm out, pinch the fingers together with the palm upward, like you're plucking a grape or something -- that was distracting as hell. I gave up.
It got me wondering about how disaffected people our age feel about politics. Conventions like this kinda suck because they're all like high school pep rallies. If you know me, you know that I wasn't a fan of pep rallies. Oh sure, I liked playing in band, but other than that, pep rallies were a quasi-brain washing, Chinese Cultural Revolution re-education bullshit session.
Maybe if the conventions were hipper -- but I don't know how. Maybe invite Michael Moore or Al Franken to froth at the mouth or something. Maybe have a good band or something to play between speakers. Or maybe more charasmatic people or something....it's just sooo damn boring and being boring won't engage people.
But I'm rambling right now, so I'll shut up.