Saturday, May 20, 2006

Vultures at E3:

The booth babe up on stage at E3, the big video-game expo in Los Angeles, finally lost it. The throng of gamers with their cameras snapping pictures of her in a revealing fantasy costume, grabbing from the floor below at the T-shirts she was giving away, was just too much. "Vultures, VULTURES!" she yelled at them. "You're all a bunch of vultures!"

It was an awkward moment—the kind of moment where time slows down and everyone has the same thought:
Did she really just say that? Except for her, since she was thinking, Well, there goes that gig at the Detroit Auto Show. She recovered with a clenched-teeth titter, a curious noise humans make that means I'm very uncomfortable with what I just said.

10:43 AM