The bow-tied one and I are having a disagreement. This is usual for the revision process. We have many disagreements, generally because he does not see nor appreciate my artistic genius. (At least that is what I keep telling him.)
The latest thing is a blond joke problem. Here is the situation: (SPOILER ALERT–this next part contains some of the plot for my next book, which will be aptly named: Yes, I Stole This Idea From Hannah Montana. Okay, that is actually not the title–that is just what I’m afraid people will think when they see the book, but I digress. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t want to know about the plot before you read the book, don’t read on.)
Alexia, the main character is secretly a double for famous rock star, Kari Kingsley. She is even lip-synching some concerts while Kari is busy with other things. Kari Kingsley is half Latina but has dyed her hair blond and also has been known to say some stupid things to the press. During the course of the story, the press thinks that Kari is cheating on her boyfriend, soap star Micheal Jung, because they see what appears to be Kari out with another rock star, Grant Delray.
Kari can’t fess up that she has a double and so when a cameraman catches up with her and asks if she is dating both Micheal and Grant, she answers, “Not at the same time.”
A couple pages later I say:
The entertainment shows gave Kari’s botched dating explanation a lot of play time. the late night shows commented on it too. They said things like: “Well, who would have thought it–it looks like Kari Kingsley is a natural blond after all.”
The bow-tied one wrote that he didn’t get this joke. (By the way, he is blond, so that might have something to do with it.)
So my question is: Did you get the blond joke and if not, can you think of a better one to use?