A shot in the dark?

July 19, 2010

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Okay staff, I’m afraid tonight’s fashion show is going to be a disaster.

Our so-called “creations” are total horse poop. That’s what happens when Lamar lets his daughter and her gerbils design our entire spring line. No offense, Lamar.


None taken, Boss. We’ve got a plan to keep people from seeing this stuff.

First, I’ve got some of the boys over there already, shooting out the floodlights with BB guns. If there are a few lights left, the models will just walk where it’s dark.

That’s cool, Lamar! What else?

We’re putting up razor wire to keep those pesky photographers 300 yards from the runway. Good luck actually showing our crappy outfits from that distance.

But what if one of them has a zoom lens?

SPAIN/We’re covered, Boss. We’ve told the models to sprint down the runway, so the outfits will just be a distant blur.

Perfect, Lamar. With all those obstacles, I’m guessing the photographers will just leave without shooting anything. I mean, do you think ANYBODY would shoot under such awful conditions?

Only those wire service guys, Boss. They’re used to it.

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Models present creations from the Celia Vela and Stefania Borras Spring/Summer 2011 collections at the 080 Barcelona Fashion show, July 15, 2010.

REUTERS photos by Albert Gea

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Posted by Tweets that mention A shot in the dark? | Analysis & Opinion | — Topsy.com | Report as abusive

I see one almost good shot of shoes…!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Reuters photographer!!!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Models sprinting down a darkened runway… I sense various comedic adventures happening! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

All I could think of while reading this entry was Bon Jovi, thanks to the title!

Do you think these zombies/injured folks/models give love a bad name?

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

They do Jibberish… and then they give you bad medecine…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I wake up in the mornin’
And I raise my weary head
I got an old coat for a pillow
And the earth was last night’s bed
I don’t know where I’m goin’
Only God knows where I’ve been
I’m a devil on the run
A six gun lover
A candle in the wind, yeah


Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

I thought this may have been a cunning way of avoiding answering that akward question “Do I look fat in this?”, because the honest answer would be “Honey, there’s absolutely no way to tell”.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

@Shra: I 2nd the shoes! They look like they’d be awesome, if they were in focus.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

Where’s Doc when you need him? A Shot in the Dark is an old Peter Seller’s movie.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Ah… zombies in real darkness.. cooooll 😀 😀

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