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Tit for Tat

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Assorama interviews about how "surreal" it was to meet Simmons after seeing him on TV for such a long time. Simmons asks what they're there to do, and Kwame explains about the auction and the foundation. One point for him for correctly pronouncing "Glaser," at least, but that is the last point Kwame will be getting. Simmons abruptly looks at Kwame with a scowl. "Are you a lawyer?" You know, that's pretty much never a promising question, unless you're at a party talking to an attractive and obviously money-grubbing individual. Kwame says that he's not a lawyer, and Simmons asks what Kwame does. Kwame says his background is Wall Street. Kwame takes a deep breath and launches into the ideas that the team came up with that they might be able to auction off. First, they suggest a New Year's Eve "personalized concert." Oh, come on, folks. That's almost Tammy-worthy. Simmons is like, "No. What else?" Heh. Kwame suggests a one-year unlimited backstage pass. No. What else? Kwame interviews that he thinks Simmons just didn't take to his personality and found him "stiff." Yeah, I think so too, pretty much. Assorama now tells Simmons, as if he has never heard the words "charity" or "auction" before, that "the reason [they're] adding so many elements is that this is a charity auction, and we have to make it as appealing as possible." By the way, for those of you taking notes at home, write that one down, because I would say that comment is at least as patronizing as anything Jessie is going to say to Isaac Miz-a-ra-hee later. I totally think he should have said, "Oh, you're trying to make the packages appealing? Ohhhh, now I understand!" But good cause or not, Simmons says he just doesn't like any of their ideas. "None of them?" Assorama tilts her head and asks in a pathetic, pity-seeking voice. Ugh. What kind of a business demeanor is that supposed to be? What the hell makes that okay?

And now, The Rise Of Troy, Part One. Troy interviews that Assorama and Kwame were "awestruck" by Simmons, and were coming up totally dry. Back in the office, he cranks it up. "That's what we come up with, Russell, but we had the idea..." Simmons, his attention grabbed by this guy calling him by his first name, I think, looks at Troy hard, saying, "Try again?" Hee. Everyone laughs, and Troy grins. Russell incredulously asks where Troy is from. "I'm from Idaho, but originally, I'm from Montana," Troy says, stretching his hick accent until it twangs lovably. "You're not self-conscious about your accent, are you?" Simmons asks him. "You gonna make fun of me with my accent?" Troy grins shyly. Kwame interviews that Simmons looked at Troy "as if he was from Mars." He allows, though, that this helped "break the ice" with Simmons. Troy, fortunately, can back up his charm with at least something of an idea. He asks if Russell would be "willing to honor one person for one night and make them the center of attention." Now this, Simmons likes. He'll spend some time with the person and so forth. "Yeah, just make 'em feel as good as you can," Troy says. Kwame interviews that Troy is "a great closer," and adds that "his country demeanor helped close the deal." With that, they are dismissed. Troy certainly did bail Assorama out on that one, because she was tanking, big-time. He also managed to be gracious to Simmons when Simmons was kind of a dick to Kwame, in my opinion.

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