January 13, 2003

Fired for being an actor

Here’s an example of how effing brilliant the management in the Nevada State Government is. A couple of months ago, HBO was in town to make a documentary on our world-famous legalized prostitution, filming at one of the brothels just over the county line. They hired a few local actors to play customers (“I’m not really a John, but I play one on TV!”). Anyway, one of the guys they hired also works for the State, and had just gotten a promotion. He took his few hundred clams from the HBO gig and forgot all about it, settling into his new job.

In December the documentary aired, and one of his supervisors caught it on the tube. Not too long after, the man, named James Wood, found himself demoted back to his old position, his supervisors claiming “moral reasons” for the dismissal. WTF?! Fired for being an actor?

Cory Farley deconsructs the story better than I could. My analysis just involves a lot of head-shaking and muttering the word “boneheaded”.

Great to live in Nevada, isn’t it?

On a funny side note, the James Wood in question isn’t listed in the phone book. A different James Wood is, though, and he’s gotten so many calls from news outlets in the last week that he took out an ad in the newspaper telling people to stop calling him. Ace reporting skills, there.

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  1. claudia says:

    Hey I think I saw that documentary. They showed a lot of frontal nudity. It was quite a show.

    Posted January 13, 2003 @ 3:04 pm

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