T. Boone Pickens told a pretty funny story yesterday at the National Press Club about a previous appearance in which he had some sound problems. Warning: There’s a bit of colorful language at the end.
“I spoke at Midland, Texas. And it was a big audience there. It was about 3,000 people. And I was sitting and I had the person that was interviewing me; it was a conversation type, you know, format. And I talked for about ten minutes.
“And Jay came up to the front and he said, ‘Boone, there’s something wrong with your microphone. They can’t hear you.’
“And I said, ‘Well, first thing is, I don’t have a microphone.’ And so I started looking. And I was sitting on it. And so when they rigged me up, I said, ‘Well, you can say that for the first ten minutes, he talked out of his ass.’