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Buffalonians Offer Giggle Queen Anderson Cooper Title Of “Pussy-Willow Prince”

Like most WASPs who ritually condescend to their plebeian audiences, Anderson Cooper delivered a disingenuous apology to the Dyngus Day-celebrating residents of Buffalo, New York. Cooper claimed that, during his minute-long giggle fit (one of his most severe ever), he was saying “this is so stupid” to himself, not branding a quirky regional celebration as lame.

Really, Andy? An insincere apology is worse that no apology at all, IMHO.

Anyway, Buffalonians With Too Much Time On Their Hands (BWTMTOTH) actually staged a “Pussy-Willow Pride” protest against Anderson Cooper yesterday (right), and Cooper invited the Dyngus Day’s HBIC on the show. The guy told Anderson he had every right to think Dyngus Day is ridiculous and weird (thank God for sincerity), and that they wanted to accept his apology and invite him to next year’s festivities.

In fact, he said, the Dyngus Day druids would like to offer Anderson Cooper the title of “Pussy-Willow Prince.”

And so it came to pass that Queen Giggles metamorphosed into his true form, the Pussy-Willow Prince.

It’s a bedtime story, really.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 12, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • Sansacro
      Sansacro

      Thanks for this really funny and well-written bit.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan Mulvihill
      Evan Mulvihill

      @Sansacro: You’re welcome!

      Apr 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike

      Why do people obsess over this pathetic closet queen Anderson Cooper?

      Apr 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Louie
      Louie

      Anderson strikes me as kind of quirky and odd himself after watching his daytime show, I don’t think his apology is insincere and I do think he’s the type that really does appreciate weird celebrations like this Dyngus thing. What set him off giggling was the mention of the word “pussywillow”.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike
      Mike [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Born in Buffalo, and even Buffalonians laugh at Dyngus Day. We ARE proud of it, but we have a sense of humor too!!!

      Apr 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queertypie
      queertypie

      This reminds me of Kathleen Turner’s pussywillow scenes in “Serial Mom”. Pussywillows is a very funny word. Love ya Anderson.

      Apr 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bryan
      bryan

      i love it when anderson goes into a giggling fit during a ridiculist segment (as long as it stays the exception rather than the rule). it’s so infectious!! can’t help but smile to see him succumb to the girlie-giggles. they’re sincere and i love it :)

      Apr 13, 2012 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Auntie Mame
      Auntie Mame

      He’s creepy.

      Apr 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bwteske
      bwteske

      waterspraying, pussy willows…cockspurs would be a great addition to the ritual!
      fun story thanx!

      Apr 13, 2012 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlackRockRitual
      BlackRockRitual

      D’awwwww, that’s a really cute laugh.

      Apr 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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