June 03, 2005
In 1994, I attended the annual confab of television critics in Los Angeles. One evening, [Ted] Turner hosted and sponsored an event to promote a documentary series called The Native Americans. This was the most politically correct program imaginable, and the event featured a Sioux dance-and-drum troupe putting on an endless performance in a hotel ballroom. We all watched in respectful silence. Then Turner got up and said, “I want to thank you all for coming. But I better thank the entertainment first. After all, I don’t want them to scalp me.”
And then Turner laughed at his own joke. And kept laughing. Like a hyena.
Posted by Anthony Perez-Miller at June 3, 2005 02:13 AM