I took Clementine to look around in front of the local all-nude strip club this afternoon, where our friends from Hollywood will be shooting their big winter street scene tomorrow. She was amazed by how fake the “snow” was that they’d put out. Basically, it was just a bunch of tiny styrofoam balls, swept up into piles, with an occasional thin white blanket taped down over a patch of grass. I told her that it wasn’t all that hard to fool people (see Obama’s fake birth certificate, and the moon landing), and that the folks in Hollywood pretty much had it down to a science. Then, she asked me what they’d do about the bushes and trees, that are now all in full bloom. I didn’t have a good answer. I suppose they could edit them out after the fact using CGI, I told her, like they did with Lindsey Lohan’s breasts in that remake of Herbie the Love Bug. I suspect, however, that they they’ll likely just hire a few local drunks once the bars let out tonight to devour all of the leaves like an army of aphids. So, if you’re looking to earn some money, and they won’t let you sell any more plasma this week, you might want to show up at the intersection of Michigan Ave and North Washington Street tonight at about 2:00 AM.
And, remember, if you see someone famous, draw them for the pencil paparazzi file. I’d love to get a ton of entries tomorrow.