Charlottesville makes Laurie David cry
Laurie David, creator of Stop Global Warming, producer of the Al Gore hit, An Inconvenient Truth, and wife of Seinfeld/Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David, writes "Social change is a journey" on the Huffington Post about her 20-minute talk at the "gorgeous Charlottesville pavilion" in front of "a couple of thousand slightly inebriated college men" waiting for the free Robert Randolph concert. Her buddy, Crow, was unable to make the Charlottesville stop.
"Out of the corner of my eye, I saw guys yawning. I heard kids saying, 'Where's the music? and I think I heard the 'b' word," laments David. She rushed through her speech and off the stage before bursting into tears, "not because I took anything personally, but because it was so clear how much work is still to be done."
Charlottesville-based climatologist Chip Knappenberger isn't shedding any tears. "Your delivery was a cross between a stern lecture and a scold”Š neither of which is liable to be particularly effective to the demographic group that largely made up the attendance," he tells David on the World Climate Report website. He offers suggestions for her script, which he calls "exaggerated" and riddled with "scientific inaccuracies."
Crow joined up with David for an Earth Day tour finale at George Washington University on April 22, and the two managed to get into a dust-up with Karl Rove at the White House Correspondents Association dinner April 21, with Rove allegedly telling Crow, "Don't touch me."