There’s an joke you can adapt to fit just about any profession, but for some reason it works perfectly for jobs in radio.
It goes like this.
A guy runs into another guy at a party.
They do the usual introductions and chit-chat.
After about 10 minutes guy #1 says, “Hey, did you hear the one about the radio announcer at the pool party?”.
Guy #2 says, “hey, watch it, I am a radio announcer”.
Guy #1 says, “ok, I’ll go slow then”.
I was reminded of this gem after reading Scientific American’s story about a promotional event at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Not quite the WKRP Turkeys from a Helicopter bit, but equally stupid; a Martini party…
|When the event is dubbed Martinifest–unlimited martinis for $30–the idea becomes even more questionable. Next, add a suspicious martini recipe, which included vodka and “drink mix”… the event was run by Clear Channel, the radio / billboard / concert-promoter giant, also working outside its area of expertise in an art museum. Finally, cram about 1,900 people into a space meant for about 1,400.. people threw up, passed out, were injured, got into altercations and climbed onto sculptures|
SA’s analysis of the dangers posed to artwork from the chemicals spewed by Martini and appy filled party-goers is sadly hilarious.