- 7:29 PM, Tuesday,
February 17th, 2004:
- BUM BA-DA DUM,
BUM BA-DA DUM DAAAAAAAAAA!!!
- Even Rob was
impressed at the amazing ingenuity of getting his
favorite website on the air:
- Rob Schneider, the
official celebrity spoksman for 4tvs. LOL. Oddly
enough his ex-wife and daughter live in Columbus if
you can believe it. So we're practically brothers!
- Anyway, it worked
and it worked very, very well. Unfortunately this will
be the last appearence of 4tvs.com on the Ryan
Seacrest show. Allow me to explain:
- So once again, get
down there and have to lie to the boutique lady.
I swear...I realize there's a language difficulty
but does she not realize I'm lying? LOL. "Yeah,
uhm...this is just a temporary sign until the new one
comes...uhm..." Oh well, I was nice, asked her
about her business and then scurried across the street
to watch the jumbotron monitor to see if the sign
would get on. I knew we had a good shot because they
were only interviewing one person and that's when they
usually use that camera angle. Oh how I wish
I had someone filming me when it came on the
- ...for no reason.
Hundred people standing out here watching this, Rob
Schneider comes on and I raise my hands and
scream "YES!!!!!". A goofy moment in the history
of Adam Kontras for sure. Looked perfect. The fact
that I could read it FROM the jumbotron was
amazing as the clarity is shit. They hit the shot
about 5 times, then they cut to commercial. When they
come back however to continue the
- (sigh). They
change the entire shot. You know it's on
purpose...because if the audience can read it - so can
the producers in the botth and they will avoid it.
Especially because it's advertising a website that
could be ANYTHING. I can never really win because it's
a .com. Period. They will always shoot around it. Even
if I found a different place for it, say a little
closer to the column with the blue neon? They'll just
do what they did for the 2nd guest:
- And shoot to the
complete OTHER side of the pillar where you can't
read anything. Of course there, I could probably
stand on the side of the road with the sign, but alas
- it's about an inch for the cameraman to move.
Basically they control their own set. Duh. Every sign
you see that says "I love you CLAY" is checked
beforehand before it ever comes close to getting on
the air. Truth be told, the publicists hand most of
them out to people that they already have pre-made.
LOL - how classic is that. I noticed it when the
dude from that 70's show was on, Topher Grace, and I
saw that all the signs looked like the same
handwriting. LOL. Then I saw them putting them
down after the show was over and walking away. Behind
the scenes in Hollywood baby...
- So this marks the
peak...and the fitting end to the Seacrest Sojourn. So
I thought. I put this on the 4tvs.com
ME ON SEACREST? EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW!!!
- And actually got
two emails RIGHT when it aired on the east coast at
like 2:15 PM PST. The first just saying "I saw your
website on Seacrest and had to check it out."
Cool, cool...but the second is absolutely
- "I saw
you on Seacrest. Are you affiliated with the liquor
store below? I
some Mad Dog to get my woman boozed up so that she'll
bite my junk.
time I fell in the fountain. Stay away from the
- Jeff Ziegler, you
are my hero. I'd say that I'm concerned about using
your name without your permission, but I just
nailed my sign over another business's sign in broad
daylight to get on TV. LOL.
- Now before they
changed the angle I was actually considering keeping
my sign up there for a day as I work tomorrow.
I figured it would probably make it 48 to 72
hours before someone finally took it down. Especially
with "Boutique Lady" telling everyone I was the
owner. Now of course, it's a moot point because of the
cameramen...or is it? I'm going to email the producers
a that first picture and some links to this little
journey so far and see if I can get them to NOT
turn their cameras away. Maybe once they know it isn't
some sex site they won't try to avoid it. Worth a shot
anyway, but it is indeed a longshot. We all
KNOW that they should put me on the air for my
determination and good looks alone...LOL.