Thursday, January 29, 2009
"No problem, you suck!"
I don't condone acts of violence against Ben Lyons--you would be surprised how often that comes up in comments in the blogosphere. Ok, maybe you wouldn't. But the last thing I need is for some fool to take a tire iron to Lyons and then send me a picture--don't bother, I won't publish them.
However, there is nothing wrong with a bit of good-natured heckling. In that light, here is a story sent to me by Phillip, a reader of this blog:
My gal scored tickets to the SAG Award bleacher seats for the red carpet. We brought along two of our friends since our tickets seated four. As we sat down, my buddy pointed out to me "Hey, that's Ben Lyons." Mr. Lyons proceeded to walk across the red carpet to which I heartily shouted "BOO, You suck!" He seemed to slightly turn his head away from me as he walked over to the other E! booth. Later on, he did the same thing, only this time he turned and looked at me very sternly. Yet again, I boo'ed and this time he shouted (rather rudely) "Thank you!" 'No problem, you suck!' I retorted. Suffice it to say, outside of Tracy Morgan I didn't see much of anyone other than his producer talk to the guy.