I'm sure the Starr King student featured in the YouTube ad below is a lovely person, but I agree with much of what has already been said on the blogosphere about the ad itself. That the guy slips on his words at one point and nobody edited that out or made a second take I think about says it all. I agree with Joel that he has sort of a faux-ministerial blather thing to his speech. I suspect that if I listened to the man talk for any significant length of time and did a shot every time he said the word "oppression," I would be very drunk very quickly.
And I nominate him for the wise counsel of Peacebang as well, because honestly, something must be done with that hair.
And what's the deal with the part where the camera seems to be slowly zooming in on that girl's chin? And the "See? We have a black person!" photograph? WTF?
I said to myself "Self, surely this is the work of a couple of enterprising first years."
As the video tells us it was "produced by Cheryl A. Bowlan." We all know that morbid curiosity is the only reason CC gets out of bed some mornings, so of course I googled our friend the producer.
She's Starr King's head PR lady.
CC smites her forehead. Hard.
So Starr King has a PR lady putting out crappy videos for the world to see and making sure to credit herself at the end.
Anyway, here's the video:
Hat tip to Cuumbaya and the UU Enforcer