Comedian and social critic Dennis Leary – star of the cable series Rescue Me — returns to form in the most sardonic of ways with this new video now making the rounds on Youtube.
The music video — published in early July — adopts a ‘brat pack’ era, swing sound/style to propel Leary’s (surprisingly well sung) biting mockery of the current American do-nothing-about-climate-change mentality. It also manages to make a public service announcement to boot!
Leary, a long-time smoker, and most lately the featured actor on a TV drama about putting out fires (mostly, lot’s of sex too), has apparently had enough with pollution, or at least, with his fellow countrymen not giving a damn while the world around them succumbs to one eco-disaster after another…
WARNING: The video contains some very FOUL language (as we wold expect from Leary — unless you’ve never heard his stand-up shtick)…ENJOY!
Michael Ricciardi is a well-published writer of science/nature/technology articles and essays, poetry and short fiction. Michael has interviewed dozen of scientists from many scientific fields, including Brain Greene, Paul Steinhardt, and Nobel Laureate Ilya Progogine (deceased). Michael was trained as a naturalist and taught ecology and natural science on Cape Cod, Mass. from 1986-1991. His first arts grant was for production of the environmental (video) documentary 'The Jones River - A Natural History', 1987-88 (Kingston, Mass.). Michael is also an award winning, internationally screened video artist. Two of his more recent short videos; 'A Time of Water Bountiful' and 'My Name is HAM' (an "imagined memoir" about the first chimp in space), and several other short videos, can be viewed on his website (http://www.chaosmosis.net). Michael currently lives in Seattle, Washington.