Hey gang! Derek here. I wanted to have a little chat with all of you about CMEpalooza. Not the actual Spring event, mind you. Until we have the agenda totally set (we’re almost there), we don’t have much more to tell you about it. No, I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend lately, and I wanted to bring it to a quick end. I’m here to talk to you about the word “CMEpalooza.”
Here’s the thing — it’s”CMEpalooza.” It’s not “CMEPalooza” or “CMEPALOOZA” or…(ugh)…”CME palooza.” It’s one word with the first three letters capitalized. It’s a mash up of “CME” and “palooza.” It’s a palooza of CME. It’s CMEpalooza.
In one of the first emails Scott sent me when we first started working on CMEpalooza together, he referred to it as “CMEPalooza.” I responded to him with a threat of fisticuffs if he ever spelled it that way again. It’s one of the few arguments I’ve ever won with him. To be fair, most of our arguments rarely extend beyond this exchange:
Me: Hey, should we try this?
Me: Why not?
Scott: Because it’s dumb.
Me: Good point.
So, winning this argument was no great feat. Still, I even had “CMEpalooza” t-shirts made. See?
What I’m trying to-…wait a minute. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? That’s right — CMEPALOOZA T-SHIRT CANNON AT THE NEXT ALLIANCE CONFERENCE!!! I can see it now. The first day’s keynote speaker finishes up and we’re just about ready to break for the first round of plenary sessions, when all of a sudden a loud siren begins to sound, I run onto the stage with a massive t-shirt cannon while Scott grabs the microphone and yells out “WHO WANTS A T-SHIRT?!?” The crowd goes wild as Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” blares overhead and I begin firing t-shirts left and right. Man, that would be great.
Where was I? Oh, right — just remember: If you’re writing it out, it’s “CMEpalooza.” All one word, no capital “P.” Now, does anyone know where I can rent a t-shirt cannon for cheap?
8 thoughts on “We Need To Have A Chat About CMEpalooza”
Can we now have a chat about St.Patrick’s Day? Never Patty!!! St. Patrick or Paddy is acceptable but NEVER Patty!
I think we have provided a valuable service here today.
Yes. Why yes you have.
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssss! CMEpalooza t shirt gun!
Forget the gun give them to the alumni speakers and if there are more left give one to Mike LoPresti
Don’t know about any deals about purchase or rental of an electric airgun T shirt launcher. But I can help with those mechanical slingshot-type ones (I know a guy). They are reasonably priced (about $15), and since the Alliance meeting will not be in a stadium-height room, I bet they would work just fine.