Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Plant Tongue Firmly In Cheek; Read In Best BW Voice

"Tonight we debut a new series here on NBC Nightly News called Recession Is the Mother of Invention and we kick it off with a visit to Netarts, Oregon, and Farkas Tait, who owns a small dry cleaner shop on Main Street in this village of less than 1000 residents. Farkas, in addition to the usual cleaning, does tailoring and mending, and this recession has been more boom than bust for him. Because you see, Farkas can not only alter a man's suitcoat, but use the leftover scraps to make a matching tie! I sent along this jacket I'm wearing tonight--one that I used to wear around the newsroom back in the eighties--and not only did Farkas remake this indigo broadcloth into a stylish coat I'm proud to wear in the new millennium, but he also made this tie as well. As you can see, there are no visible seams anyplace, and it matches perfectly. Well done, Farkas Tait, and look out Jos. A. Bank!"