Me on the Tee Vee

Granted, the video clip is a little small, it has a digital hiccup on the word “alarmist,” and it ends a syllable too soon… but still, it’s proof, for those who missed it, that I really was in a Spike Lee movie. :)

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Thanks, Toni, for recording it and sending it to me!!

P.S. New readers who came here via the movie: click here for relevant info.

P.P.S. Here’s the post that I read aloud in the movie. Here, here, here and here are discussions of why that “100,000” number really wasn’t far-fetched at all, and it was only dumb luck that Katrina’s toll wasn’t far worse than what actually occurred.

P.P.P.S. If anybody has a higher-resolution video, and/or a clip of my self-identification/website plug at the end, please e-mail me at tips [at] Thanks!

7 Responses to “Me on the Tee Vee”

  1. uscroger says:

    Nice work, Brendan
    I was wondering, since I haven’t seen the film, whether commenters from your post were referenced. From reading some of the comments, many were in agreement with you on the possible negative ramifications pre-Katrina making landfall.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, did they reference Leahy?

  3. Coach Leahy says:

    Of course not. Attribution is not Loy’s bag, baby.

    In any event, I’m glad to have been part of a blog that, as Mickey Kaus so ham-fistedly described it, “deserved to be in the Smithsonian,” or some such nonsense.

    Loy is the Arthur Kent of the blogosphere. We know how this story ends.

  4. JJ says:

    You were in a Spike Lee Joint, not a Spike Lee movie.

  5. Brendan Loy says:

    Actually, technically that’s not true. They made a point of NOT calling it a “Spike Lee joint.” I don’t know why, but they did. See Spike’s Wikipedia entry: “Always credits his films as ‘A Spike Lee Joint’. (Except When the Levees Broke, which is credited as a Spike Lee film)”

    And Leahy, I object. Attribution is, in fact, my bag. I’ve given you two hat tips (1, 2), the second of which came after your (now paroled) banishment from the blog. :)

  6. Mad Max, Esquire says:

    Damn. You sound like the late, great Bruno Kirby.

  7. Funny says:

    I forgot all about that exchange between Leahy and David. Classic material!