Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Reports of my traffic gridlock have been greatly exaggerated
For weeks I've been hearing the ads. Rudy Giuliano bragging (what else is new?) about his "friends" like Colin Powell and Laura Bush and Joe Montana coming to Hartford to electrify, for $19.95 you during this terrible recession.
My years of watching late-night infomercials nudged my bullshit detector to the "on" position.
Well, it turns out that the only way these folks are coming to Hartford is "via Satellite." So, you are one of the great unwashed who has shelled out $19.95 to be in the same room with the motivators only to find you'll be watching them on a big TV screen.
But don't worry, because you'll also be able to enjoy the traffic gridlock that the promoters are predicting.
But my bullshit detectors are humming again, and I think that every editor in Hartford has switched theirs off, preferring to believe the press release that gridlock could actually happen in our lovely little Insurance City.
I think it's hype. Just the promoters trying to get a little more attention for their claim that the event has sold out.
I smell sell-out, all right. It's just of a different brand.
By the way, just who is Tamara Lowe?