Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Monday, June 30, 2008

Motor City Mamba


Even with suncreen on my toenails, I keep a constant vigil for Schmuck Alerts. This almost qualifies. But then again, these two saucy dance partners were just doing their jobs - whatever those are. It happened in Dee-troit City as Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick wrapped up a midday press conference. That's when WXYZ's Steve Wilson - fresh from his van down by the river - moved in to quiz the Mayor on his latest controversy. But before Wilson could begin his grilling, he wasnrebuffed by an unnamed member of Kilpatrick's security detail. What followed was an awkward two-step, an aimless waltz featuring the kind of heated man-on-man action rarely seen in the Motor City. Hey, I'm all for free love, but the Mayor, his goons and the eternally rumpled Wilson share more bad blood than a hypodermic needle at a smack shooting gallery. I say we finish once and for all with a Kimbo Slice cage match, the Mayor in his thousand dollar suits, the reporter in a greasy wife-beater and and cycling shorts. That or a Dance-Off. Either way, I'd pony up some cash to catch the whole thing on Pay-Per-View. Who's in?

7 comments:

turdpolisher said...

dood, you're on vacation. relax already, or the missus is gonna change the password to the wi-fi. enjoy the sand in your toes and the salt in your back hair.

Senator's Forum said...

I agree. Vacation time is few and far between. The Schmucks are always going to pop up. Enjoy the time off. Also working on your monument in Corn Husker Country, did you know?

crookedpaw said...

Put some ice on the Coldbeer, I'll be there Wednesday.....Crookedpaw

susan said...

I'll bring the popcorn.

Chris Peterson said...

Dude,
I love that Wilson guy. We get Detroit stations up here in the Great White North and that is his MO. Show up with a camera and get in a shouting match. Usually asking questions that every other kiss ass reporter in town is afraid to ask. I exchanged emails for a week once and understood why I like to listen to him challenge the man. He calls it like he sees it.
Keep up the good work Slinger, even if you are on vaca.

Chris
TundraTalk guy

EL-GUAPO said...

I, for one, appreciate the fact that you keep me posted on schmucks and their schmucky behavior, even while on vaca. Though, this may be the one instance where the reporter out schmucked the media-hater.

Duff said...

Highly entertaining. I love that reporter guy, and feel that he should be given a half-hour show of his own, where he constantly gets detained while trying to enter public places.