Alaska Robotics

Downtown Juneau is Full of Whores

Friday, November 15th 2013 by Pat

We’re into the final week on our Kickstarter Campaign for Alaska Robotics News and I’ll be counting down here by revisiting some of our favorite political satire projects from over the years. I hope you’ll donate to the project so we can make more and better episodes of our upcoming series.

Downtown vs. The Valley

My first foray into political satire was back in high school when my friends and I would con our teachers into letting us make videos instead of writing an essays.

In retrospect, it probably took ten times the effort. Sneaky teachers.

I kept making goofy short films through college and eventually came back around to political satire in 2004. It was a particularly bruising year for political attack ads and I was definitely inspired by all the ominous voices and brinksmanship.

Downtown vs. The Valley was my first stab at that creature, the beast of partisanship.

It’s no technical miracle by today’s standards but it holds up surprisingly well and people still catch me in the grocery store to tell me they shared it with a friend or were told to see it themselves before they moved here.

As far as Juneau goes, not much has changed. The valley did get their high school and a lot of the great people I worked with on this have sadly moved away but I do still see Leif cruising town with a big grin on his face and that always makes me happy.

“They’re not drunks. They like to drink. There’s a difference.”

– Leif Saya

2 Responses to “Downtown Juneau is Full of Whores”

  1. Juliathepoet says:

    Glad to have found you on Kickstarter. We move up to Fairbanks in a month, and I’m looking forward to getting a variety of perspectives on Alaska politics. I’m a journalism student, and hope that by next year, I will have a show to invite you to kick off the 2014 Kickstarter Season off! Here’s hoping!

    • Pat Race says:

      Hi Julia, thanks for the support! We all went to school up there at UAF, best of luck enduring the cold weather and don’t eat too much of the pistachio pudding at Lola Tilly’s!