Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Kickstart: Shoulder the Load

We've all felt the pain of scuffing up a freshly shined shoe. Or someone stepping on your foot when you're wearing a clean pair of kicks. It's the worst. Even worse than having your neighborhood flooded.


Narayan Pargaien went to cover a flood just north of New Delhi but didn’t want to get his fancy shoes wet so he found a local flood victim to hold him up. Pargaien is upset at his cameraman as he was supposed to film from above the helper’s shoulders. Instead he filmed the full scene, revealing the carrying. And even though the footage wasn’t ever used, the video made it to Youtube so Pargaien has been fired.

Let’s get serious for a moment: the flood in Uttarakhand is devastating as 560 people have died and 100,000 were evacuated from their homes. Which sort of makes this guy even more of a d*ck.

What I can't understand, is why he had to be out in the water, anyways? They couldn't film from a hill or a rooftop or something? I hope he at least gave the guy some money for carrying him like that. Anything less than $100 and I would've just thrown his ass into the water. And not only that, this guy was getting sent out to cover a flood; how wasn't he better prepared? Was he scheduled to cover a nightclub opening when his producer called and said, "Uh, Narayan, there's been a change of plans..."?

You know who would've been prepared? Kate Upton, that's who. Right, Kate?

Yup. Let's go.

No comments: