What LBJ Really Said About Selma


The Atlantic Magazine, which has been around for over 150 years, contacted me shortly after The Silly Bastard started making the rounds. After talking to some of the folks over there, I agreed to put up the Silly Bastard over at their web site. As the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches approached, I talked them about producing another video to commemorate the event and they, thankfully, agreed. You can watch the video and read the great intro written by Chris Heller over at The Atlantic, or, if you're too lazy, you can catch it here.

Drinking & Driving with LBJ


This was another video pulled out of my experimental found footage piece. LBJ has always been a favorite of mine, mostly because he just seems so hick but he was a really smart guy. And ambitious. REALLY ambitious.

If you're into history, do yourself a favor and go pick up one of Robert Caro's biographies of LBJ. The latest one just came out (May 2012). I think he started them back in 1980.

This is a conversation between LBJ and Governor of Texas John Connally. In the call, LBJ admits that there have been times when he's driven around with reporters while drinking a beer.

Imagine if that kind of thing came out today.