September 2, 2005
Welcome to a very special State Fair themed Slander Edition Friday. We will remind you that the Fair is down to its last few days; get your ass out there or you risk missing your late-summer trans-fat gorge and perhaps will miss meeting the carnie of your dreams. Which reminds us of a Totally Legitimate Interview we did... Anyway, let's get this libel started!
* According to KSTP booth workers, Joe Schmit is basically illiterate. This is something that is easily hidden in the studio with the use of an earpiece, but is not so easily hidden at the State Fair. After Schmit misread the word "Pronto Pup" off the teleprompter for the tenth time, a KSTP producer was reported to have head directly to the beer garden to drown her sorrows in 3.2 Grain Belt.
* Star Tribune gossip columnist CJ is reportedly on a diet, but was seen last night being escorted out of the Dairy Building, apparently for licking one of the butter sculptures. For shame!
* For an undercover investigation, WCCO's Jason DeRusha is posing as a carnie. The scoop is, he likes it so much that he's thinking of dressing like a carnie on-air for the rest of the year.
* Although it is rumored that Fancy Ray has left Mpls for bigger and better things, he was seen at the Fair last night rubbing cheese curds all over his body on Machinery Hill.
We will give a full Fair report next week. Until then, happy Labor Day!