News, but not the serious kind
Another president taken down by vampires?
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for attending the Insurance Salesman of the Year Dinner.
Tonight we honor one of our own – you know him as Lamar – who has set new standards for insurance salesmanship this year.
Yes, it was Lamar who perfected the “Captive Audience” technique.
He pioneered it on those folks who go swimming in the winter, refusing to let them out of the water without hearing his sales pitch.
He then went on to perfect it by standing under free-fall parachutists. You’ll be happy to know most of his bones have healed nicely.
Without further ado, let us present him with… Excuse me, I’m so sorry, I need to take this urgent phone call from the Home Office…
Uh, Lamar? The Home Office wants me to ask if there’s any chance you actually sold Barack Obama a $500 million life insurance policy against vampires and monsters?
Ah, you did? I see. They also want me to show you this photo, just in on the Reuters wire…
A man comes out of the sea on the beach of Nice, southeastern France, as winter weather hits the region November 30, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Actors dressed as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster watch as President Barack Obama participated in a Halloween trick-or-treat on the steps of the North Portico of the White House, October 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed