The Other McCain

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From an Undisclosed Location

Posted on | December 18, 2011 | 33 Comments

Where am I? Why am I wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and standing in front of a green screen in a studio?

I can’t tell you. This one’s hush-hush. But readers may have noticed that my relentless effort to dominate the blogosphere have, in fact, relented the past couple of days, which involved several hours of driving and a few hours in a studio. Also, I brought my kids along for this trip, as they were needed as “extras” on the set.

That’s my 11-year-old son Emerson on the left.

That’s my 13-year-old son Jefferson in the middle.

Emerson and Jefferson smile after learning they were actually getting paid to look like miserable raggamuffins.


33 Responses to “From an Undisclosed Location”

  1. The Osprey
    December 18th, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    Hmmm…. Guy Fawkes mask, miserable ragamuffins, some sort
    of Dickensian spoof of OWS? Oliver Twist@#occupy?

  2. richard mcenroe
    December 18th, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    I recognize the prop set-up.  I say no more.  Oh, and has Jefferson had a recent birthday?  Is he still the designated driver?

  3. Lisa Graas
    December 18th, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    I confess. These pictures were taken in my bathroom.

  4. JeffS
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    It’s a commercial to entice tourists to visit Greece.

  5. ThomasD
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Unless it involves some of the hawt meteorologists from the Weather Channel, global warming, and irony, I just don’t care.

  6. smitty
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    I’m probably not supposed to give away much, but something that rhymes with Radd Smellinger is kind of important here.

  7. Milegu1
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Looking at the pics, I thought I recognized someone I saw on a Fort Lauderdale street corner with a sign…”Will work for food”. 😉

    Almost done with the Christmas tree gig here in sunny S. FLA. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Mike G….aka That Mr G Guy

  8. Proof
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    The “galleys” for your new book?

  9. RINO-Hunter
    December 18th, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    That’s a hell of a big bathroom you have.

  10. McGehee
    December 18th, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Wait — mask?

  11. Steve Burri
    December 18th, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

    Guy Fawkes wearing a fedora!! Blasphemy!

  12. K-Bob
    December 18th, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    I’m guessing the last line will be:

    “I’m sorry my loves, but it has to be: medical. experiments.”

  13. Adjoran
    December 18th, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    Ah, the young children, slaving away in the sweat shop for pennies while the Greedy Rich Corporate Exploiters sip champagne and caviar as they trample the workers underneath their capitalist heels . . . and they said Obama didn’t create any jobs!

  14. Erikmca
    December 18th, 2011 @ 3:59 pm
  15. Anonymous
    December 18th, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    I thought MovieBoy was involved as soon as I saw the greenscreen

  16. William_Teach
    December 18th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    Hmm, I was guessing your were going to emulate Fawkes and attempt a Theocratic takeover, but, ssssshhhhh, don’t explain the meaning of the mask to the Occutards.

  17. Ccoffer
    December 18th, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Whoever you are, your clothes don’t  fit for shit.

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  19. richard mcenroe
    December 18th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    You want hot weathergirls, you gotta go univision and telemundo

  20. Christy Waters
    December 18th, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    I believe I know where these pics were taken, thanks to some insider info, but if it’s a secret then I won’t say.

  21. Bob Belvedere
    December 18th, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Not surprised to see a heretic like you McCain doing the anti-papist thing.

    Burn him! [oh wait! Tabatha Hale has already done that].

  22. Zilla of the Resistance
    December 18th, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    Those are some darned cute kids you’ve got there, Stacy! I cannot fathom what y’all are up to, for I am not that clever, but I do suggest you get a shot of one of those kids dressed as paupers holding a sign reminding readers to hit your freaking tip jar!  I can’t wait to find out what this is all about!
    And YES, your absence was noticed and you were missed, BTW.

  23. ThePaganTemple
    December 18th, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Some morning show, like Fox And Friends?

  24. Lisa Graas
    December 18th, 2011 @ 9:25 pm


  25. Lisa Graas
    December 18th, 2011 @ 9:31 pm
  26. Brian D Paasch
    December 18th, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Are you and Ladd Ehlinger up to some new nefarious mischief?

  27. Christy Waters
    December 18th, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    Hint: “Y’all” is very appropriate.

  28. richard mcenroe
    December 18th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm


  29. richard mcenroe
    December 18th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm


  30. richard mcenroe
    December 18th, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    Ooh, so warm!

  31. Proof
    December 19th, 2011 @ 1:30 am

    The chains and the “oars” seemed obvious. Still  not sure what the final project might be.

    I just want to know if Stacy stole the mask off a dirty hippie or not!

  32. richard mcenroe
    December 19th, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    I don’t believe you row a yawl…

  33. richard mcenroe
    December 19th, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    They blew their budget on the green screen instead of wardrobe (that should work on anyone who’s never met Stacy…)