The Helen A. Rosburg Lightning and Thunder Luncheon was today.
First, the food was actually really good, but it was Mexican, so everyone there is going to have their own thunder later this afternoon.
Second, the place was packed – everyone went to the lunch. Holy cow.
Third: it featured the first ever (that I’ve seen) live action promo for a book. An entire skit – featuring a stunt-rigged hangin’! – was a promotional play for Rosburg’s book, Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder. Last year’s Mr. Romance played the hero’s role decked out in more buckskin fringe than I could possibly describe, and at one point the narrator mentioned his hair. Cue Mr. Romance to gingerly touch his black wig (pictures coming soon) and immediately stop touching it. Major acting chops, here, like damn.
The sheriff was also the stuntmaster, and while he was hooking up Rosburg’s daughter, who played the heroine, to a harness so she could be hung without actually being hung, the narrator said, “Hanging her did not seem to bring the pleasure he thought it would.”
Clearly he had eaten too many beans.