Gallows Humor, The Apocalypse Edition: The Smell of the Crowd

My sense of humor is reasserting itself, if grimly. Here is something... a talisman for our walk through the valley of death.

The Hollywood Reporter: 

Donald Trump Campaign Offered Actors $50
to Cheer for Him at Presidential Announcement

"Donald Trump's big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop. New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras..."We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement," reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "We understand this is not a traditional 'background job,' but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought."

Right. The Damp Circus Peanut is papering the house. I REPEAT: HE IS PAYING PEOPLE TO CHEER FOR HIM. HE IS PAPERING THE HOUSE. I mean, lookit. On the one hand, Apocalypse. On the other hand, BWAHAHA[cough]BWAHAHA! On a serious note, I do hope the actors get their fee up front.

Kathryn Allyn