Long Story Short 

A journalist walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "What can I get for ya?"

The journalist says, "The best story you've got."

About that time is when an awkward silence sets in between the two. The journalist grips his tape recorder, hopeful. The bartender tugs on his scruffy goatee, wary. Or maybe tells the journalist that he'll be right back, not returning for 15 minutes.

In the end, the bartender says something like, "I've got a million stories, I just can't think of one right now."

The journalist, feeling defeated, slinks off the bar stool and repeats the process at several other establishments. He makes numerous calls, seemingly always during a busy time. With persistence, he eventually harasses a couple stories from especially kind-hearted people. So do his colleagues. They all erupt into laughter in their quiet office space while transcribing horrible pick-up lines and tales laden with debauchery and stupidity.

Such is the much-less-funny tale behind compiling the feature story in our annual Drink issue.

We hope you enjoy the lowbrow yield of our efforts.

  • Our journalists go looking for a different kind of story.

Readers also liked…


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Long Story Short

Popular Events

  • U.S. 24 Improvement Alternatives Identified @ PPCC Falcon Campus

    • Thu., March 2, 5-7 p.m. Free
  • Public Meeting to Explore Topics Related to Areas Surrounding the USAFA @ Library 21c

    • Thu., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Free, RSVP required
  • "We CAN" Virtual Town Hall @ Library 21c

    • Wed., Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free
  • Civics on Tap @ Storybook Brewing

    • Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through April 18 Free
  • Community Blood Drive @ CC's Worner Campus Center

    • March 1-2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Recent Comments

All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent   |   Website powered by Foundation