Friday, February 18, 2011

Driftglass Interviews Mario Savio About Cell Phones

This interview took place at the Starbucks across the street from the Haight Ashbury communal chard garden. Not the Starbucks thats right next to the heirloom tomato nursery. The interview occurred on Monday February 30th 2009, When he found out that I am one of his big fanboys Mr DG gave me permission to excerpt this small part of the interviews since he hates everything about cell phones.

Driftglass: So do many people call you about protests they want to start?

Savio: Surprisingly yes but they are mainly evangelical students who want my advice on using the fairness doctrine as a way to bring Intelligent Design into Biology departments. Sometimes The Association Of Responsible Mountain Top Removal Companies will ask me to go to congress to give a protest speech. And most shockingly Free Teapartiers Of America hired me as a consultant for their campaigns.

Driftglass: How does it feel to have all these groups coopt your message?

Savio: Its very strange, sometimes it makes me feel that the real Mario Savio is dead, its kinda like an exercise in how to disappear completely. But then my phone rings.

Driftglass: What do you do when your phone rings?

Savio: At times the ringing of the phone becomes so odious, makes you sick at heart, you can't even hit passively hit mute. And you've got put your feet upon the nokias, and upon the androids, upon the iphones, drape your body upon the towers and make it stop, And you've got to indicate to the people that own it, to Sprint, and Glo that if they don't make texting after 5 pm free, the cellular network will be prevented from working at all.

Driftglass: Well thank you for your time Mr. Savio and thank you for protesting in the 60s.

Savio: It was a pleasure, I have to go now I hear Stairway to Heaven playing.

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