Friday, November 22, 2013

A Really Big Dealey



Strangely, this twenty-years-old, ten-minute video is an introduction for another film, The Parallax View and maybe someday we'll show the montage or something like it at one of the shows. The fellow doing the introducing is Alex Cox and you should respect him.

As a Dallas girl, I've heard all the theories. Trust me, everyone in this town has one. In junior-high, my best friend's parents were working on a book (and sued Oliver Stone for lifting some of their material). I'm not kidding; everyone has a theory.

Buddies of mine were extras in that Oliver Stone film, by the way. They said it was an awful experience.

While I was going to summer-school downtown, the bus that took me home went through the triple-underpass. A buddy of mine, riding home with me one day, grabbed his head and threw himself from his seat yelling, "Oh god! The Birchers got me!" as we rode through the hollow-hallowed spot. I remember the driver telling him to get back into his god-damned seat.

For a while, back in the 90s, I used to park behind the Grassy Knoll ($2 all day! What a deal!) and had to walk past the gawker-hawkers and their commemorative papers. It was usually just a wave of the hand and a muttered, "I live here. I live here...."

And then, on the way back to the car, some foreign guy was asking me where the "suspicious bush" was.

Kennedy was just one of those things that was always there, so I don't really think about it that much. I know it's a big deal today. A really BIG DEAL. I'll be at work, so I'll miss standing out in the rain and cold with no umbrella (they've been banned from the location for some reason).

But, maybe next year, when the anniversary will be on a Saturday, I might be bothered to get up early and go downtown. Not that we want to make a habit out of it or anything.

5 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I think the best comment I've heard of the whole conspiracy thing was from a radio interview I've listened to recently from Australia's ABC Radio that brought up the subject of the JFK deal and the interviewer stated how he felt we as Americans are unwilling to accept the hard fact a lone individual with a series of obsessions can upend history with a gun, than it is easier to accept the idea that some combination of the CIA, Castro and the Mafia had a hand in this ordeal.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/bruce-shapiro-this-week/5102266

That's what I get for listening to Public Radio!

Dr. Mila said...

But...if just *one* guy with a gun can do that, then we'd have to be more careful about who has guns! And we can't do that because freedom.

Meh. The theories run wide and deep and after a while, it's all you hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRiaj-HysIM

Christopher Sobieniak said...

An endless cycle.

Danno Baker said...

The years of endless theories have left me with a certain fascination that every little meaningless and insignificant person, place or thing is given some sort of meaning and significance.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

The years of endless theories have left me with a certain fascination that every little meaningless and insignificant person, place or thing is given some sort of meaning and significance.

Now you see why we become writers of our destiny!

 
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