Thursday, May 22, 2008

40 Acres and a Burro

Posting will be light over the next 14 days while The Man extracts his pound of flesh, but we'll try to fill the space as much as we can with pictures and video, no matter how much of a stretch it might be. So for anyone with a highspeed connection, an hour to kill, and a deep and abiding interest in farm legislation, here's an hour we did for Frontline back in the Dark Ages, which will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Department of Agriculture.

If that's not enticement enough for ya, at around 19:00 into Part 1 you can watch your humble correspondent being taken into protective custody by the Garden City, KS, sheriff's department. In the days before al-Qaeda, real men covered wheat farmers.


Anonymous said...

I know hindsight is 20/20, but you really should have dug deeper into the 300,000 miles of toilet paper.

You missed an opportunity by leaving so many questions unanswered... how many feet of toilet paper does the average bureaucrat use per sitting? How many dumps do they take in a day? Should they be spending that much tax-payer funded time on the crapper? Do women use more toilet paper than men?

It really casts doubt on the reporting of the entire documentary.

s said...

you've got to love that midwestern hospitality....