Thursday, January 3, 2008
Give me an A! Give me an L! Give me a V!
Greetings from up in the holler, where I'm posting from a free-wi-fi cafe, handily located next to the Beef Jerky Outlet. I guess Slavlandia has some competition in the cured-meat Olympics.
I never thought I would have anything worth posting about Xavier Alvarez. I've got plenty to say, but none of it's worth writing down, being comprised mainly of exclamations of surprise and wordless headshaking.
But, in fact, I DO have something to say about the Mustachioed Fraudulator.
Towit: The Holler Tribune, a two-section (News and Classifieds) little mullet-wrapper, saw fit to pick up the Alvarez story from the national wire.
Yes, Alvarez's well-meaning fib earned a 20-column-inch article, not counting headline (which was 4 inches itself), in the Holler Tribune. Part of me is all "Yee-haw!" but the other part tsk-tsks at the fact that the Alvarezian antics got more coverage than the Iowa caucus on the very day of the latter. I guess that's what one can expect from a newspaper that puts world news next to the comics, in the middle of the Classifieds section.