Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brooke is a Total Professional

Part of Brooke’s job is to know about cool events happening around town. She compiles all these fun happenings into a weekly rundown of short write-ups, letting people know that there is, in fact, more to do in Miami than blow and hookers.

One of the things she highlighted for this upcoming weekend was called The Black & White Circus Ball – basically a vaudevillian show benefiting The Theater Institute of South Florida. Cool enough, except then Brooke received an IM this morning from her fact checker in New York.

Fact Checker: “There’s a problem with your Weekend Guide.”
Brooke: “Which part?”
Fact Checker: “Well, you described The Black & White Circus Ball as ‘Campy performances — hypnotists, depressed clowns, a retarded fire-eater — followed by a boozy postshow bash to kick off Miami’s first gay pride fest.’ It turns out the fire-eater isn’t retarded. He’s retired.”
Brooke: “Are you sure?”

(Flash to New York, where the fact checker basically sits in the middle of an open loft office surrounded by coworkers making phone calls.)

Fact Checker: “And the show has a hypnotist? … OK. And there are depressed clowns? … OK. And a retarded fire-eater? … No, a retarded fire-eater. … Like mentally handicapped? … R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D. … Oh, retired. Not retarded. Got it.”

(Flash back.)

Fact checker: “I triple checked.”
Brooke: “That does seem less dangerous. My bad.”


Blogger Greta said...

Lol. Well that's good, because some happy clowns might have totally effed up some peoples plans.

April 15, 2009 at 2:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger molls said...

You know, it'd probably be a more successful fundraiser if the fire-eater WAS retarded- sympathy and all that good stuff. Well done, Brooke :)

April 15, 2009 at 3:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Anyone who makes a living eating fire has to be at least a LITTLE retarded.

April 15, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM EDT  
Blogger sid said...

a retarded fire eater? gosh that image is going to keep me laughing for hours.

April 17, 2009 at 3:52:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Rosie Posie said...

They both got it wrong, he's a fire retardant.

April 17, 2009 at 5:13:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Chris said...

Arrived via Neil's blog. You're the Blog Crush of the Day. Wear your crown and sash proudly. You deserve it. Great stuff!

April 21, 2009 at 10:50:00 AM EDT  

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