Saturday, May 26, 2012
Did he just say, "dried, deer penis" on TV?
by David Schechter.
This may be the best-ever, opening line for a story pitch:
"Dried deer penises from China, lemon trees, roots and all, from Italy, goat heads from Haiti, and skinned pig heads for soup, from China. That’s a sample of what the US Border Patrol’s 'Beagle Brigade' might find during a day’s work."
I borrowed, liberally, from an article in the New York Times when I turned that pitch in. Then, I called up Customs and DFW Airport and asked them if they have a similar program. They were more than happy to have me come out. Low and behold the boss said, yes...Read here...http://sheckmo.posterous.com/tag/schechter