This weekend I learned from David Codrea that the Brady’s have recruited Comedian Lewis Black to encourage people to make videos in regards to how they feel about gun violence.Â I think David is correct that just submitting pro-gun videos to them wouldn’t do anything useful other than maybe making us feel better.
David suggests that he has some videos he made a while back, that he’d post online.Â I thinkÂ it’s a great idea for us to make some video footage ourselves to make our own version of this.Â If anyone wants to submit a video to YouTube, send me a link and I’ll build a collection of them.
The Brady’s have been trying out new media.Â We’ve all seen their mistakes with their foray into blogging.Â Now they are playing to their more traditional strengths, using celebrity notoriety to mobile supporters, but with a new media twist.Â I think we ought to be showing we can match the Brady’s in the new media every step of the way. Â What say you all?
By the way, I once attended a concert by Lewis Black in Upper Darby.Â I thought his bit on candy corn was really amusing.Â I was also legally concealing a 9mm pistol, and yet somehow didn’t manage to cause mass hysteria.Â Lewis Black may be a talented comedian, but he needs to understand that firearms can be used for good or ill, it depends on the person that’s possessing it.