Thursday, February 16, 2006

A Galley Slave reader had mentioned this and I've just finished reading it. I'm talking about Gene Weingarten's essay for the Washington Post, "The Peekaboo Paradox", about Washington children's entertainer Eric Knaus, aka The Great Zucchini.

Knaus earns $300 for making kids laugh, does about eight shows a weekend, and has no idea where the money goes. (But Weingarten does take a side-trip with him to Atlantic City.) All in all, an exemplary piece of reporting.


Jay D. Homnick said...

It's a very poignant piece with a broad range of human elements. Hard to imagine a person who would not be moved by some aspect of this story.

Anonymous said...

The large black woman throwing up on the craps table is hilarious.