Thursday was Misunderstanding Day
at the WWL-TV newsroom. First Misty Marshall and the Moonpie King performed, leading to this awkwardly revealing on-air exchange with Paulsen:
Eric: "Actually, Sally and I are former moonpie kings and queens ..."
Band: "(Ba-dum-ch!) I never knew."
Eric: "Settle down."
Things only got worse when Paulsen and I were discussing the Over the Line Big Lebowski Party:
Me: "They're having a dialogue contest, outfits, trivia, lots of Caucasians being drunk around the Rock 'N' Bowl ..."
Eric: (Looking into camera and shaking head)
Only on Misunderstanding Day could "copious White Russians getting consumed" end up sounding like "a ton of boozed white folks acting the fool." Although I'm sure the latter is also true.