Former teen idol Leif Garrett comments on social tensions in the civil society and their inevitable manifestations in both TEA Party and Occupy Wall Street protests
“In the late 80s, right after I did Cheerleader Camp, I think, I ‘occupied’ a tarp at Plummer Park in West Hollywood for like, three months, eating nothing but street tacos and Hibachi beans — mostly because I’d sunk all of my money into a crank lab out near Reseda without really knowing a whole lot about that shit works. Turns out you and your friend Kip shouldn’t get drunk on Stoli and shoot bottle rockets at the shed.
“Never occurred to me I might be in line for a bail out. Or that if we bitched enough about it through a bullhorn, Kip might be eligible for a new left hand and maybe even something to cover that sick-ass hole where his ear used to be.”