Wolf Blitzer was in the AC360 anchor chair this evening so we'll focus tonight's post on Dyngus Day, which is today.....April 1st (and this is not an April Fool's joke). For those of you who don't remember the kerfuffle surrounding Anderson and Dyngus day here's the Ridiculist that started it all:
And the follow up the next night, which included an apology and an invitation for Anderson to be the very first Pussy Willow Prince.
In February WIVB announced Anderson would not be attending because of a previous commitment. We here at ATA were absolutely gobsmacked, we were so sure he'd go.
So what was this assignment Anderson was on that kept him from being the Pussy Willow Prince in Buffalo, NY? We're not too sure but we did get a press release that AC would be interviewing Dr. Conrad Murray for tomorrow night's AC360. So we thought maybe he's in California?
But then there is this:
Glamurama.com. Roughly translated it says "Anderson Cooper, who attended the Carnival of Rio in January, returned to Brazil to pass the vacation of Easter. The anchor of CNN is in Trancoso staying at the hotel Uxuá, in the Square, accompanied by a friend. Sunday night Anderson stayed hours in the pizzeria Maritaca, taking wine and chatting. It is worth remembering that the journalist assumed his homosexuality in last year."
How will the Dyngus Day celebrants take the news that their Pussy Willow Prince was vacationing in Brazil instead of sprinkling water in Buffalo? We're not sure but maybe these photos from today's Dyngus Day parade will give you some small hint.
And that's how we here at ATA do a 'Keeping Them Honest'.