Anderson Cooper Crowned Pussy Willow Prince

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The proud Polish citizens of Buffalo did not appreciate being the source of Anderson Cooper's giggle-fit on Tuesday night. Yesterday afternoon, despite Cooper's effort to make amends, they rallied at Redlinski Meats in the Buffalo suburbs to make their umbrage known:

Dyngus Day organizer Eddy Dobosiewicz said, "We will not sit back lightly and let the likes of Anderson Cooper have fun with us at our expense." ...

"Mr. Cooper, you can make all the jokes you want, but we take Dyngus Day very seriously here in Buffalo, New York," said Dobosiewicz.

Nevertheless, in what appears to be a magnanimous act of cultural bridge-building, the Dyngus devotees are shipping a box of delicious Polish sausage to Cooper, along with an invitation to next year's festivities:

And on CNN last night, Dobosiewicz extended the invite personally, and even offered to make Cooper Dyngus Day's first ever Pussy Willow Prince:

We are convinced that this is an elaborate trap, and that when Cooper shows up to Dyngus Day 2013, he will be beaten mercilessly with pussy-willow branches.