"Stock Market Meeting 'Smashed by Pizza Delivery" by Alesia Schumann - SLEnquirer. Photo courtesy of the SLEnquirer.
Hey performance art and pizza fans!
Last night we just finished our performance called Pizza SLuts...
It caused quite a stir and the citizens of Second Life are still feeling the repercussions of the whole performance event.
We are in the process of organizing our definitive archives from this saucy performance for this blog but in the meantime, we have preserved and re-posted for you the breaking news that appeared in today's SLEnquirer...
Here is the article in its entirety:
Stock Market Meeting "Smashed" by Pizza Delivery.
By Alesia Schumann...
Posted: Thursday May 24, 2007
Just one day after the Allenvest International Exchange launched and started tradings with a volume of 326 573 shares exchanged, its headquarters were smashed by pizza delivery during a business meeting.
While the people behind Allenvest were convincing potential investors and journalists that their stock market plans made sense on Wednesday night, a group of performing artists called Second Front, led by Wirxli Flimflam, "delivered" pizza on request.
The "O Sole Mio" pizza chant sung was quite a momemtum killer when considering that stocks and risks in the virtual environment were discussed between people who wore pretty suits, ties and skirts.
After this event-shattering delivery took place, a few people in attendance said they filed griefing reports, thinking that the pizza was nothing short of an attack.
The SL Enquirer found the person who actually ordered the pizza but who also asked to remain anonymous.
"It was harmless fun, I think, but people take it as griefing, told us this source. She [Wirxli Flimflam] instant messaged me and I told her to deliver [to two people in attendance] and tell them it was from their #1 fan. I thought it it was gonna be a little prim pizza or something."
Wirxli Flimflam confirmed this information. "We thought they ordered pizza and we were just doing our job. It is as simple as that. We thought we were delivering to their office. If people are ignorant enough to see us as griefers, what can we say?"
Ms. Flimflam basically invited the Allenvest International Exchange people to handle the issue with humor. "Maybe SL will only be an empty corporate space like real life but is that ideal or worth aspiring to? Look at SL's origins and where it is heading now. People are getting increasingly uptight in SL. People need to be more open minded."
Investor Allen, chairman and CEO of the Allenvest International Exchange, intervened as quickly as possible when the "pizza attack" took place. "I"ve banned all the members of their group, he told the SL Enquirer. Six out of the ten of them were here."
Interestingly enough, Mr. Allen gave us a version of the facts that differs from Wirxli Flimflam's. "Any griefer I spoke with thought it was pretty funny and didn't deny it as a griefing attack, so I am left not knowing what to think."
Was any damage caused by the pizza delivery? "No permanent damage, just a random annoyance, added Mr. Allen. Well, the loss of clientele, perhaps. We had 25 people here for an event of ours. Oh well, I don't see it as a big deal anymore. It is the past, back to business."
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