Oh, the gowns! Oh, the humanity!

November 2, 2010


What a glittering evening this is, folks. The celebrities are arriving now for our Lux Style Awards. With us here is a man who came all the way from Hollywood to help set up our arrival festivities, and he’s the best in the business. Sir, what should we call you?

lux awards vertical 240Lamar. Just Lamar.

And what do you think of our venue here, Lamar?

It’s quite modern. You’ve got the red carpet, the whole nine yards.

Oh, I believe it’s longer than that, Lamar. So give us some inside information about how you set up this arrival event.

Sure. See all those photographers? I put our brightest spotlights just over the red carpet. I tied our Klieg Lights to those decorative prongs hanging overhead.

But Lamar, that is our heat-activated sprinkler system. I hope your lights don’t get very hot, or…. OH NO! Here it comes! It’s gushing!

People are screaming and flailing! Those gowns are coming right off. Oh! Who knew that was a wig? Lamar, you have caused mayhem here!

Relax, it’s just water. It would be much, much worse if you had one of those… Oops. I see you got the heat-activated vacuum cleaner and trash compactor too, huh? Boy, those things really work fast, don’t they?

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Top: Staff lay cloth to stop water from spreading after heat from spot lights activated a hotel fire extinguisher over the red carpet at the Lux Style Awards in Karachi November 1, 2010.

Left: Pakistani model Aayan poses after arriving to attend the Lux Style Awards.

REUTERS photos by Akhtar Soomro

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That pic of Aayan looks photoshopped….

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What is Aayan playing keep-away with? What’s she got there hmmm? “No no no you can’t have it, it’s mine!” she’s sayin.

I must say also, I like some Lux and cream cheese on a bagel every now and then.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

@Shra: I agree. :-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Umm…. I think that makes sense, Mr.Pilot…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Lamar is my hero!

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

You know, you chicks have got to get over this Lamar thing. He’s just a human being, warts and all. In fact, lots more warts than you would ever think….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

I love saying “Lamar. Just Lamar.” It’s so way cooler than “Bond. James Bond.” Yes, I am stirred and I am shaken.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

“Oh, I believe it’s longer than that, Lamar” – genius. :)

Also, Pakistani model lady has some flesh! Pretty!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Now I’m blushing, Crow….

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