Friday, November 21, 2008

Man Down, Handbags Up!

One moment you're a cherished guest, the next you're a filthy leper. Call it the fallacy of the fancycam. Or don't - see if I care. Just know that when you go through life with a Sony on your shoulder, you're gonna spark a lot of different reactions - often within the course of a single shift. Just ask the cat who shot the video below. He (she?) was covering the annual dinner of the Federalist Society when the room went weird. It all started when US Attorney General Michael Mukasey took a dive midway through his speech, Gasps rang out, aides rushed to his side and the crowd turned on the cameraman. Schmuck Alert? Naaaah, those folks were most likely political underlings, hopped-up on hundred dollar chicken plates and no doubt rattled by their leader's sudden collapse...





So here's to you, Mrs. Pocketbook. While we here at The Lenslinger Institute find your attitude a bit pissy, we'll be good Southerners and cut you a little slack. No doubt by blocking that camera shot, you felt you were you doing your job. I'm guessing the photog you threatened with an assault charge felt much the same. But unless he (she??) was knocking over paramedics to get a tight shot of Mr. Mukasey, your reaction was - like the chicken breast you just polished off - a bit overdone. We all have our roles in life to play, lady. Try not to be so crabby about yours.

Tell your boss we hope he feels better...

2 comments:

Adam said...

"I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you!"

As a side note, may I suggest that you enable commenting from users other than those who are registered with Blogger or OpenID? It would encourage much more interaction.

SlingWeaver said...

DONE!