The Ballad of Hi I Wanna Have an Election: videoblogging the writ drop, a day late

An Inkless videoblog


[wpvideo lGkbLjfH]

Here’s another Inkless videoblog. Data pipeline constraints and my fundamental ineptitude kept you from seeing it until now. Also you’ll note there’s no voice-over. I was going to have one, and oddly it was going to use the cadence of Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha, for no good reason at all. So over the opening scenes you’d have heard my voice saying:

Near the steel antenna forest
By the doors of Rideau Hall
Past the tents of chatting pundits rode the eager Stephen Harper
Was he nervous as he entered? Might the GG say ‘No way?’
But Coyne’s counsel was forgotten. ‘You want an election? Be my guest!’

See? It’s even edited to fit the words. But I decided the whole idea was lame. So this is mostly a silent videoblog, with scrum excerpts. Enjoy. I fully expect to get better at this as we go along.


The Ballad of Hi I Wanna Have an Election: videoblogging the writ drop, a day late

  1. ….zzzz (except for the last two seconds)

  2. As the Blackberries were filming
    Filming at the bright press-conference
    Which was held by Stephen Harper,
    Helmet-coiffèd Stephen Harper,
    Who had told the Gov’nor General
    That the Parliament no longer
    Could resist its sad dysfunction,
    It was there that Stephen Harper
    Stood before the liberal media,
    Father-figure to the nation
    Just a regular old hoser
    Father-figure to his party
    That would soon contest th’ election,
    And proclaimed his mighty platform
    And foretold that all the nation
    Would embrace, as fellow hosers,
    Every candidate his party
    Would submit for the election;
    Then the coiffèd Stephen Harper
    Having met the Gov’nor General
    Held his peace at the press-conference
    While the Blackberries were filming.

  3. Jack, at least, is inimitable.

  4. You know something the prose actually fits : Jack you gotta have way too much time on your hands!

  5. Aw, shucks! And yes!

  6. Paul
    I was expecting you to comment on this “family guy” stuff.
    It seems to me that the tories are trying to use Dion and his wife not being able to conceive and adopting as an extension of their “Not a Leader” schtick.
    Except now it is “Not a Man” “See how weak he is, he can’t even have kids.”
    That has to be the subliminal they are trying isnt it or am I missing something?

  7. Shoot me now if that is the messaging for the next month. “Dion opposes me – you tell him off.”

Sign in to comment.