This site has been offering columns worthy of the Pulitzer Prize in Commentary since November 11, 2oo7. That’s 11-11 in the event you’re scoring at home. Most recently, audio satires arrived in the form of The Farmland Almanac with Harrison Beillor and the Gabriel Theatre on the Air. Today brings a new day for both this website and Eye on Monday: Video.
All of us on the CG staff – and I’ve lost count how many there are – were certain the first video offering would involve Nikos from Paxos. His triumphant arrival in his adopted country of Wisconsin, after the State Department finally agreed to let him in (conditionally), was hailed by media members across the globe. Lisette Bruyere, the brilliant columnist from Belgium’s leading tabloid, Le fait de Faucher de Bruxelles (The Snitch of Brussels), said “The fact the lunatic Americans kept Nikos out simply because of his incident with the two goats waiting for the ferry to Corfu was ridiculous. I’m thrilled for Nikos. Wisconsin is the perfect country for him.” With that in mind, surely the premiere video would feature Nikos. But, alas, it was not to be.
Yesterday was Easter. And in the Upper Midwest an Easter Egg Hunt - or as we call it, The Hunt for the Egg – is serious business. Step aside Nikos. What follows is 61 seconds of compelling drama that spells out in no uncertain terms my approach to an Easter Egg Hunt. My assistant: CGabriel Media’s Press Secretary, Cadence. Without her, this column is nothing.
About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of the cleverly named Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. You can hear him weekdays from 9 to Noon. As a writer and humorist, his work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters and publications within the Sun-Times News Group.