A ventriliquist reporter decides to have a little fun with the projects editor, goes into the boss' office and asks the pencil holder for the secret of the boss' success. "He's an evil taskmaster, always dulling our points with his ill- thought-out projects ideas!" the pencils say, to the projects editor's astonishment. The reporter asks the same question of the boss' dictionary, which responds, "Wouldn't know about that. He never consults me." The boss blushes fiery red. The ventriloquist reporter turns and asks the office couch the same question. "The couch lies!" the projects editor interrupts.