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...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Schmuck Alert: Chinese Democracy

Normally, I keep my schmuckometer focused on the contiguous U.S., but an egregious case of lens abuse has forced me to go international...


Dateline: Guiyu, China. A 60 Minutes crew working on a story about the mishandling of electronic waste found conditions more perilous than an Andy Rooney shoot when hired goons tried to make off with their hardware. The attackers, presumably men working for the toxic e-waste operation, were unable to rip the cameras from the crew's grip - but in their attempt they provided CBS producers with invaluable promotional material. Fronted by Scott Pelley, the results of the investigation will air this Sunday night at 7. It reportedly implicates a domestic business or two - along with the aforementioned Far East henchmen. I, for one, will be watching and not just because it precedes The Amazing Race. Until then, I'll be thumbing through my pocket translator in search of the Chinese word for schmuck.

Oh, here it is .... 'Schmuck!'

3 comments:

Horonto said...

Reverse schmuck?

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=97d_1226190752

Anonymous said...

After seeing said program Sunday night, I'm not so sure the "Int'l Schmuck Alert" shouldn't be dropped. Foreign land, different laws, in a "really nasty place" surrounded by really nasty goons, maybe these thugs just saved a high priced network crew a serious smackdown. Reminds me of Will Smith in "Men in Black" during the shooting test: "Can you tell me why the little girl deserved to die?" "She's the only one that seemed out of place" I have the greatest respect for those that sling lense, but I think the Pelly crew should be thankful they only "man handled" the cameras. They could have easily become part of that waste dump.

Adam Butler said...

Who cares? Thank God those divorced Texas bitches finished last and have beeeeeeen eliminated from the race! Hooray!