Attacks on the media are increasing in frequency—and now they include flying vomit. The New York Post reports Wendy Burch of California's KTLA was covering an annual Fourth of July competition in which participants run a mile, swim a mile, and chug a sixer of beer. Surrounded by shirtless chuggers, Burch pulled aside a large man for a live interview. Unbeknownst to her, the man had "puke here" written on his back. "Someone took him up on the offer right during the middle of my live report, much to the chagrin of me, our anchors, and anyone in Southern California who may have been eating breakfast at that very moment," Burch writes for HuffPost.
A technical glitch caused the feed to freeze right as the puke flew in from off screen and made contact with Burch. But the unaware—and staggeringly professional—Burch continued to interview competitors with vomit in her hair. Afterward, she says she "drove home, took a hot shower and a long nap." Burch calls it "one Fourth of July I will always remember." She isn't alone. Video of the incident—which the AV Club calls "a 90-second vérité horror film that cannot be erased from the mind"—quickly went viral. Here's hoping Burch's next Fourth of July assignment is a little easier to stomach. (Read more vomiting stories.)