It’s A Bird. It’s A Plane. It’s A . . . Flying Donkey?!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It’s not often that I’m dumbfounded by the stupidity of people. Check that. It’s not often I’m this dumbfounded by stupidity. It looks as if a group of entrepreneurs locked themselves and copious amounts of drugs in a room and vowed not to leave until they had the perfect idea to attract tourists to their private beach. What they came up with is hardly the perfect idea, but they certainly got the attention they were looking for.

The private beach on the Sea of Azov, in the Krasnodar region of Southern Russia, was the sight of perhaps one of the worst PR scenes ever. The group decided to strap a donkey to a parasail and see what happened. The BBC is reporting that an animal cruelty investigation in underway. Perhaps, when all the dust settles, a donkey-themed amusement park will both get people there, and raise enough bail money to set the owners free.  The world needs more donkey-themed attractions, doesn’t it?

It makes me wonder what’s going on regarding the promotion of The Expeditioner book coming out this fall. You’ve been warned . . .

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