Washington Post Reporters Beat The Clock In ‘The Running Of The Balls’

Obama‘s balls.

Monica Hesse Wash Post

Monica Hesse, Texas Black Tie & Boots ball.

Ballsy guy and doll Washington Post reporters play beat the clock to see which one can grab the most balls in the least amount of time over four hours at inaugural festivities Saturday night.

Jamie Foxx

WP’s Dan Zak: “Jamie Foxx, native Texan, is onstage in one of the ballrooms! I creep onto the stage and follow him into the shadowy wings. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) comes out of nowhere, body-blocks me and takes Foxx’s arm. I trail them through the darkness until we emerge in a narrow backstage hallway. We all run straight into Miss Texas USA. A triple whammy: Elected official, celebrity and a tiara! Alas, Foxx’s body man yanks me back as the actor slips into a VIP room. I settle for Miss Texas.”

Rank has its privilege.  Monica munches on a fried Twinkie.

Rank has its privilege. Monica munches on a fried Twinkie.

Ball busted.

Ball busted.

It’s a tie.


Monday, January 21, 2013 @ 8:40 AM

  • Jimbotalk

    Thoughts on announcing the inaugural parade today:
    It was late late late LATE LATE!!!!  and poorly organized.
    For speed, parade security made the TSA look like the supermarket express lane. 
    What in hell was that teenager along the sidewalk doing wearing, like a super-hero cape, a giant CONFEDERATE FLAG?  This wasn’t exactly a crossburning crowd.  Before the day was over, he may have needed the ability to fly. 

    • http://chickaboomer.com/ Marty Davis

      I didn’t watch the parade.  Took a nap and missed your announcing.  Thanks for the inside dope, Jim.  I’m just glad I don’t go to these events anymore.

    • Jimbotalk

      You didn’t miss much.  Just cold, crowds, and another campaign speech.