Thursday, November 26, 2009

Staged Reality

How does this story not involve Balloon Boy's idiot parents?

Apparently, Tareq and Michaele Salahi - who were being considered for the reality show Real Housewives of D.C. - had formed the opinion that the events President Barack Obama hosts at the White House have become "very accessible", and "[the accessibility is] like a big thing right now". As such, they decided to crash a presidential party and proceed to brag about the fact that they could.

However, instead of sneaking in a bathroom window or landing atop the White House in a homemade helium balloon, they just rolled in like Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, went through all the security check points, spent some time hobnobbing and then posted a few pictures on Facebook once the night was over.

Although this immediately comes off as a disturbing thing to hear - what with the apparent lack of security - when you realize that they still went through all the security checkpoints, acted perfectly normally, and didn't cause a fuss, it sort of adds a level of lameness to it. It's kinda like getting rejected from a university, but still showing up at all the classes, doing all the assignments, and writing the exams - glad you had fun, but you're still not getting in next semester. And you owe us $5,000.

There's no word yet on whether anyone farted while revealing the story.

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