The Onion at the National Press Club tomorrow

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‘National Press Club – Bottoms Up – 1-30-09’
courtesy of ‘mosley.brian’

I’m still waiting for my invitation to join the National Press Club, but they’re opening their doors to any and all tomorrow evening. Three of the writers and editors from America’s Finest News Source, The Onion, will be there to talk and flog their new book, Our Front Pages. I’ve heard some of these folks doing their shtick on the radio recently and they’re as pithy and funny live as they are in print. The event’s no charge but the same can’t be said of the bar afterward – it’s pay as you go. It’s understandable – you’d never get journalists to leave an open bar.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


2 thoughts on “The Onion at the National Press Club tomorrow

  1. I was mostly being factitious because of the membership application’s odd statement that “candidates must be sponsored by at least two members in good standing, including at least one active member” then allowing that the membership committee will stand in as sponsor if you don’t know anyone, so long as you meet the criteria.

    Which to me makes it sound like you DON’T need to meet the criteria if you have some sponsors.

    I just find it amusing.