I really don’t know how I managed to go 38 episodes of The Delivery without a significant conversation about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. I remedied that this week in a conversation with film and commercial director Ladd Ehlinger. You probably haven’t heard very much of Ehlinger before today, but if you’ve watched any cable news at all this week, you’ve seen at least part of the campaign ad he made for Alabama Agriculture Commissioner candidate Dale Peterson. In case you have yet to catch what I consider the best campaign ad I’ve ever seen, here it is.
Ladd and I talked about how the ad came to be, the courage it takes to make something more than the normal “guy standing in front of pretty scenery” ad, his film Hive Mind, and what made The Wrath of Khan such an awesome movie.
And we did all that in 26 minutes. Was it a good interview? Oh, you betcha.
The first half was one of those rare episode where I let the RantMonster out of its cage. I’m beyond tired of hearing the Obama administration take uninformed whacks at the Arizona immigration law. We’ve seen admissions from atleast two high officials in the administration that they haven’t even bothered to read the law, which tells me that the President prizes purposeful ignorance more than intellectual curiosity. I’m more bothered by that than I am about anything else I’ve seen from the President since his inauguration. I can handle partisanship. I can’t handle deliberate stupidity.
It’s not your typical talk radio rant, I promise you. I do some desk-pounding, but, hopefully, I give you something solid to chew on also.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in the UStream chat room. We’re still ironing out bugs, but so far things are working very well. You folks are terrific!The Delivery - Episode 39
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