Jefferson Goes To Washington
Jefferson, the real and original T.J., is resurrected thru half
the technology of Jurassic Park and half the technology dreamed
up in an opium den dream depending on this next phone call . . .
ahem . . . T.J. Is brought back by a corporation just unveiling
this new technology a month before President's Day; he is greeted
by his biggest fan and scholarly authority (a bald guy type like
the guy in My Dinner With Andre--the one who was not Louie Malle),
and his student's choice of the first face T.J. should see: Iman.
(cue opening credits) T.J. Is brought with much fanfare to the neo
D.C., greets present politicians and makes the requisite diplomatic
offer from the Capitol's podium floor: "And let us retire, my enigmatic
fellow statesmen, to puff on the magic marijuana leaf and discuss
these matters . . . " from there his initial wonder at being reignited
begins to tumble--on the way to his hotel from the Capitol he is
lost in the bad part (any parts of 3/4ths) of DC and comes close
to danger--he is crestfallen by what he sees. Mopes in his hotel
room surrounded by books tended to by Dinner w/Andre guy who was
not Louie Malle. Disappears. Road trips across America (then the
world), and has adventures--with Phish, and raves, and Burning Man!
and more . . . but investigates the farms and shelters and factories
and newspapers and people. Incognito--Thomas Jefferson riding the
Greyhound in shades and fedora. Kruder & Dorfmeister on the plastic
fantastic. He eventually goes straight to the door of Noam Chomsky,
and Thomas Jefferson's fog clears: he decides to run for President.
Noam agrees to be his campaign manager. They then enlist Howard
Zinn and Michael Parenti and Barbara Eihrenheich (msp?) and Michael
Moore and Nader, too w/Warren Beatty and other Hollywood spiritual
bruthas and sistas using their magic on the publicity front--and
the campaign was brilliant. But the military/industrial complex
raised more money and the Republican won. Thomas Jefferson is furious.
He then goes to that old machine that brought him back and gets
out Benjamin Franklin and other old cohorts with the memories of
the French and American revolutions still quivering fresh on their
minds. They storm the Capitol and take it. Thomas Jefferson plunges
a sword straight through the breastplate of Jesse Helms while George
Washington smashes Slade Gorton in the mouth with a truncheon. Then
a little white finely coifed poodle with a pink ribbon on its head
comes in and barks and they all stop and look at the dog, look at
each other, and laugh. The End.