Blair Underwood, David Alan Grier, Jerry O’Connell
They are promoting their play A Soldier’s Play
Summary of conversation [Spoiler (click to open)]
Blair is so fine. Also happy birthday to Jerry. Sunny explains the plot of the play, written in 1982, about the murder of an Army Sergeant. On the surface, a murder mystery, but it goes beyond that. DAG gives more details. It was a film in 1984. BU talks about his background growing up on military bases, link to his role. Explains JO role, not like him irl. Gives props to the play’s director. Says this is the most important thing he’s every worked on. Whoopi thinks this is the fabric of what America always has been, people need to know. Sunny wonders if it throws of BU when the crowd goes wild when he changes shirts on stage. JO says he enjoys it too! Also promised to take selfies while in NY to increase followers. The panel got him a selfie stick. Goes in the audience to get more selfies. At the American Airlines theatre (?) through mid March.
Hot Topic Joy Did Something
Explains the background of becoming a wedding officiant. Joy goes to City Hall and does random funny things. She’ll marry anyone so just ask. Unless you want it to be sacred and not funny, then don’t ask.
Hot Topic Stacey Abrams
The audience is happy to see her. Talks about her last visit, where she said No to run as VP in the primary. It got a lot of noise. She says people don’t run for second place. But her position, a woc, and it would be doing a disservice to say she wouldn’t want it, to serve America, so sure Yes she would consider it but she’s not running for it independently. Georgia primary is 24 March (not Super Tuesday). She hasn’t endorsed anyone. She wants to fix voter access. Her best position is to be in the neutral space. Everyone who wants to vote should be able to vote. Sunny brings up Iowa caucus. Iowa is a systemic challenge. It happened to Romney and Santorum in 2012. Then you have a caucus which is undemocratic. It’s disenfranchising to voters. It should be a primary. Two of the smallest states are predictive of America’s values and that’s not true, there are 48 more to go. Grateful to everyone who contributes to Fair Fight (voting access). That’s separate from who is running in a primary, the voters decide that.
SA talks about not becoming Governor [voter fraud ugh]. Talks about the Census. $1.5T every year. TRE45ON is trying to underfund the Census. It’s not a count of citizens, it’s a count of people in America. Quotes stats and money that will lose if it’s not done right. Poc and under-privileged lose out. It’s only every 10 yrs, so get it right. 80% online, because of people who don’t have access to internet. Adding hot spots to encourage participation. [Local Public Libraries!!]. Don’t worry about citizenship question. It’s NOT on there. Don’t answer the door if you think it’s ICE, do it online. Don’t worry about being found, because they can find you with a cell phone bill or electricity bill. Answer the census. Also promoting her book Our Time is Now out in June 2020.
Hot Topic Alison Brie
Married to Dave Franco [brandnewinfo.gif]. They’re bad about making plans around big romantic days, anniversaries, etc. They do the little things every day. Like to surprise each other. Valentines Day not a big deal but they get each other cards. They like The Bachelor. It’s like fantasy football, preparing for all the seasons. Talks about her non-acting family. Her brother-in-law does her contracts, funny nudity clauses. Talks about Glow. Shows workout video that she’s proud of because she was unathletic as a child. Likes working on a show that has loads of women in all roles. Does promo for Horse Girl on Netflix and her family’s experience with mental illness and schizophrenia. Explains her character and the plot. Molly Shannon from SNL is also in the film.
Hot Topic Honoring Black History Month John Mercer Langston
Click to read more about John Mercer Langston
John Mercer Langston was an abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist, diplomat, and politician in the United States. An African American, he became the first dean of the law school at Howard University and helped create the department. He was the first president of what is now Virginia State University, a historically black college. Born free in Virginia to a freedwoman of mixed race and a white planter father, in 1888 Langston was elected to the U.S. Congress as the first representative of color from Virginia. Joseph Hayne Rainey, the black Republican congressman from South Carolina, had been elected in 1870 during the Reconstruction era.
In the Jim Crow era of the later nineteenth century, Langston was one of five African Americans elected to Congress from the South before the former Confederate states passed constitutions and electoral rules from 1890 to 1908 that essentially disenfranchised blacks, excluding them from politics. After that, no African Americans would be elected from the South until 1973, after the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed to enforce their constitutional franchise rights. Langston's early career was based in Ohio where, with his older brother Charles Henry Langston, he began his lifelong work for African-American freedom, education, equal rights and suffrage. In 1855 he was one of the first African Americans in the United States elected to public office when elected as a town clerk in Ohio. The brothers were the grandfather and great-uncle, respectively, of the renowned poet Langston Hughes.
Hot Topic Replace Me-again McCain™
If you took a drink every time she talked over someone or interrupted them, we’d be drunk every morning before noon.
Ontd is Blair fine or what?
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