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12:15 PM, Tuesday,
October 21st, 2008:
Just when you
think you're out...
to pull off the meeting on Friday, wasting
all-day Monday with meetings falling
through - I was left with only this
morning before my flight tonight and when
I wrote Tammy she still hadn't heard back.
I literally wrote "writing on the wall" to
Tammy and jumped in the shower to get
ready to leave...
then replies that the meeting is on for
11:30 AM and I have to bust ass to
get there. So here it was, the last chance
to make something "stick" during this
odyssey that can really change my career
...maybe. Heh. Ugh
- would have almost, almost, rather they just
send me on my way - but no I actually do believe I
will be working with them again. The reason? The
person I met with has actually been there 18 years.
Her along with Tammy, both believe in what I did
before, liked what I did before, and are prepared to
go to bat for me even saying: "We're not gonna let you
go..." Totally positive... but also - totally not from
the new administration. LOL. So the plan now is to
make a small presentation that she will take directly
to the new Executive Producer's office, play it, hand
him a list of bullet-points showing all the positives
from what I did before. Thankfully, there are tons. By
the end of the last season we were
there's a big caveat here. This is being planned for
the new year and is only 5 weeks long. Only 5
contestants. What was one of our biggest pluses, the
ability to bring in 27 acts investing only seconds of
airtime for them (yet still being their big break) is
whittled down to 5 acts all being flown out and
eliminated Survivor-style throughout the run. No
matter, it is what it is - I have to show how The
Egos will enhance this and again - thank
goodness I went ape-shit on those last few
shows. The production value should sell itself and I
left the meeting fairly certain that I will be
involved with The Early Show somewhat soon. I was
actually quite surprised at how positive she was and
although it comes down to the head honcho, thankfully
there are enough people on my side and I have the
opportunity to show what I did.
So now... we wait!
:-) What else is new? Literally nothing will happen
until the election, and if the election isn't
decided in 2 weeks? If we have another 2000?
Just forget about this. However that is looking more
and more unlikely isn't it? Palin really did turn into
an anchor like I predicted a couple months ago - and
incredibly? It took juuuuust long enough that
she didn't have time to step down. Freaking,
beautiful. Now if Joe Biden can just shut the hell up
for a few more days we should be fine. Jesus Joe, you
actually said that if we vote Obama in there will be
an international crisis to test him. Wow. Stupid on
every possible level, so bad that had anyone in the
Republican party said it we would lambast them for
being a fear monger. I want to hear Barry's phonecall
to Joe after that one.
And finally, Colin
Powell's 7 minute endorsement at the beginning of Meet
The Press was breathtaking. First of all, who the hell
does a prepared statement for 7 minutes without notes
or a teleprompter? Wow. But to watch a Republican sit
there and chastise his own party for the fear
mongering and show concern for a Muslim-American kid
who deserves to believe he can be president...
beautiful. It shocked me that he was so damning to
McCain to boot. I expected a lighthearted
endorsement with resounding respect for both - but
though he did say some nice things about McCain, he
basically destroyed every aspect of McCain's campaign.
To give you some perspective, in 2000, when asked who
McCain considered a living hero he said Powell
immediately and unequivocally. Ouch.
Alright, well Mr.
Adler should be here any moment and I need to act like
I was just "packing up" and not waiting to the last
possible minute before I had to leave for my
flight... just to say hello.
PS - one quick
laugh... this is the billboard outside of the
Springdale train stop:
I mean, really.
Really. The point of this type of symbolism is the
allusion to something sexual. It's supposed to
be nearly subliminal. That, my friends, is a
penis. And it seems to be pissing right on
Illinois in a pool of urine shaped like the United
States. Wow. What they're trying to imply there is