That's not a short joke, by the way; it's an actual news item. Via the Stamford Advocate: "The Stamford Downtown Special Services District has announced Cashman will join this year's Heights and Lights event as a celebrity guest elf, accompanying Santa Claus on a 22-floor rappel [of] the Landmark Building." (By the way, yes, the director of the SDSS did indeed address the question of what Cashman's outfit would look like. The answer: "This is going to be a surprise for all. Will he be an elf in Yankee clothing or a Yankee in elf clothing? You've got to come Sunday night to find out.") That's this Sunday, by the way, or two days after Friday's rehearsal. For an idea of what awaits Cashman, here's video of last year's event.
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