It isn't funny. A fire has destroyed floats and thousands of costumes for Rio's Carnival and many of the "schools" will be scrambling like made, trying to replace in a month what took almost a year to make. --I don't know about you, but I look forward to the color and craziness of Mardi Gras and Carnival showing up in the news as a sign we made it through another Winter.
Still, I had to look twice at the Reuters lede, which described the fire as "throwing preparations for Brazil's annual festival of hedonism into chaos." Like it wasn't chaotic already?
Best of luck to the folks in Rio -- and Reuters, too.
Also, "Hedonism into Chaos" might make a darned fine motto for some people I know.
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