Feb 6 – Lame Duck Day

6 Feb

Today actually has nothing to do with ducks. It’s more of a figure of speech. Today is actually based on the 20th Amendment, which establishes the protocol for when the new president steps in and the old one steps down. That succession period when the old one knows his time is soon to be up is when he may start acting like a Lame Duck. 

But actual ducks are much cooler and since this is a re-election year and there are no successors, I’ll celebrate a different way. About 6 months ago, we shot some online videos for U.S. Cellular about shady tricks wireless companies pull. One of them was called the Lame Duck, written by my friend Jack Collier. 

This was the first of nine videos we shot in one day. Starting with a taxidermy duck is a surefire way to get going in the morning. The actor in those spots is Tim Baltz. A great improv guy who works at Second City in Chicago. Highly recommend going to see him or anyone else in that theater. Less coffee. More lame duck. Let’s get some legislation going. 

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