Welcome back to the Blogtown series we like to call "Worst. Night. Ever." Every Wednesday during our weekly "My, What a Busy Week" pitch meetings, someone suggests an event which is the equivalent of throwing acid in our eyes—but we also realize a more enlightened person might love it! Hence, these "risky" events are often unfairly pushed aside. WELL, NO MORE. Instead of allowing what could be entirely worthy events to vanish forever, we're asking you—yes, YOU—the Blogtown readers to decide which of these events one of us should attend... whether we like it or not!
Every week an editorial staff member will be presented with three events that do not match their personality or interests... like, AT ALL. And here's the fun part: YOU will vote on and pick the event that must be attended by our unlucky staffer. Afterward he or she will review it right here on the blog! NOTE: Everyone's taste is different, right? So while attending a Taylor Swift listening party might make Courtney claw her eyes out, Steve might love it! That's why you might find a perfectly pleasant event or two in the list below. Also, competitors must stay for at least two hours (or until the event is over, whichever comes first) and are not allowed to get drunk, or use any substances (drugs) or distractions (phone/reading material) to dull the pain they may experience. Now let's see who is up this week:
It's Marjorie Skinner's turn on the wheel of destiny. Now, Marjorie's one tough cookie. She's able to take most things in stride, and her sense of adventure* is second to none. Now, I think it's unlikely Marjorie will get as badly burned as I did, but we still found plenty of opportunities to make her suffer. Which of these three options is guaranteed to make her as uncomfortable as possible?
* translation: tolerance for bullshit
• OPEN MIC AT CURIOUS COMEDY. As far as I know, Marjorie has never done stand-up before. It is in your power to send her to Curious Comedy's open mic on Sunday night, where she'll have to perform a three-minute set to a room of legitimate comics and comedy fans, who will no doubt greet her pitiful attempts at humor with deathly silence.
Polling closes at 5 pm tomorrow. (Worst. Night. Ever. is taking next week off because of America's birthday, but the following week is Alison Hallett's Worst. Night. Ever! Got any discomfortable events for her? The time frame is July 10-13, so leave your ideas in the comments!)