I just watched the new "A Perfect Circle" video for Imagine, their remake of John Lennon's song. It's quite a powerful video. It was accompanied by an introduction by Maynard. It's quite a powerful video, made almost entirely of stock video footage that's been aired on network television. Most of the footage is the juxtaposition of "Patriotic" images from the war with the sometimes grim and gruesome results of the fighting. I think the video and Maynard's commentary speak for themselves. In his commentary he calls himself an optimistic pessimist, and describes himself as "Giggling all the way to doomsday". I find that to be such an interesting and insightful turn of phrase.