March 25, 2017

Puff Pieces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bob Patterson @ 8:32 pm
Even Further

Even Further

About two decades ago at UCLA one professor announced an ambitious plan to study the digital revolution as it occurred.


What journalist doesn’t  covet a chance to cover history as it happens ?


Wasn’t Edgar Rice Burroughs a reporter on the staff of the Honolulu Bulletin on the weekend of December 7, 1941?


Pioneer hippie Sharla Delacroix is attempting to gather a group of writers, photographers, participate in a quest to cover the Green Revolution in America as it goes down.


It could evolve into a documentary film, a cable TV series or a book project.


Should such an expedition star in California’s Humboldt County?


Would the site of Virginia City, Nevada’s Red Dog Saloon be a better jumping off point?


Will legalization of pot mean that marijuana will lose it’s outlaw luster for rebels?


Are pro-pot pieces of journalism called puff pieces?


Such a pot quest would require a publicity magnet vehicle, a charismatic Neal Cassidy type driver/tour guide, a well-planned itinerary and some quant and curious rest stops plus a generous portion of serendipity.


If all goes as planned, the pot revolution bus tour during Donald Trump’s (first?) term in office will provide a tsunami of material. If not, just vicariously following the quest should provide some amusement value for armchair Don Quixote.


Should “El Jefe” sell seats on the bus or … what?


Is it true that the Trip Commandante has such a fine/educated sense of smell that the concept of being a sommelier of smoke is appropriate? (Will Lloyd’s insure that proboscis for a million dollars.)


Should Green Turtle be asked about bus rentals?


If readers are interested in participating in the adventure please use the comments section to indicate your level of interest.


… tbc




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