From the Funny Business email inbox this week...
"Keep your purple gown; don't banish it to the consignment shop. You'll need it for your next Emmy, for either the Dykstra interviews or (more likely) the Winkers jeans story...That aside, your 'bad customers' post reminds me of a current story here in Columbus: a woman offered to buy everyone clothes at a Burlington Coat Factory. She said won the lottery. She didn't. This story's a riot …literally."
As for making Santa Ynez the visual focal point for my storyon wine, Jim C. writes:
"You have the story for Santa Barbara on target. But they grow so few grapes there that they don't count. If 100 percent of the grapes fell on the ground in that area, who would care? The local grower and no one else. Price of grapes in the San Joaquin Valley, where 85 percent of the state's grapes grow have doubled this year and sales at the value end are BOOMING. If you want to do a grape story, go to Modesto, not to Los Olivos."
By the way, here's a cartoon from Doug Pike inspired by the wine biz: