Last week, I got off the train in the morning and there was a TV reporter that jumped in front of me with a few questions about fare increases. I immediately sensed that she was trying to wind me up, get me irate. But I felt like I was mild mannered and not falling for the bait.
ME: “I can accept the price increase because I know they’re buying new trains, which we really need badly. So as long as I can see the results I’m okay with it.”
TV LADY: “But what if they don’t add the trains? Are you seeing what you’re paying for?”
ME: “I’m not seeing what I’m paying for yet, but I know they’re in the works.”
TV LADY: Strange devilish smile. “What if they raise prices again? Would that make you stop taking the train?”
ME: “No. They basically have me over a barrel. I don’t want to pay for parking, I don’t want to pay for gas, I don’t want to deal with a car. Maybe I could ride my bike sometimes, but not in bad weather. So for me the train is still the best option.”
TV LADY: Looks at camera man with a huge grin. “Thank you.”
Now watch how it was presented on air.
That’s not the angle I was expecting.
Everyone at work was mocking me for being the angry American.
The night before the Webstock halfbaked challenge I got a hellish fever (it turned out to be tonsillitis). I was up all night with the chills. In my feverish delusional state I somehow had the hallucinatory inspiration to put together a presentation for my halfbaked team to show on my behalf, which for some strange reason they never did show.
You probably need to be fully baked (or feverishly delusional) to appreciate it. Click on the movie, then use the keyboard left and right arrow keys to go through the frames.
I’m pretty certain this could have swayed the vote in our favor.
This sums it up brilliantly.
As a side note, that’s a cool use of Google Presentations. It took me a long time to notice the “audience” and chat features.
@ 07/03/2008 |
Grizzly Man is a phenomenal movie, but not for the reasons you might imagine. It is an unintentional comedy of legendary proportions.
Honestly, when I rented this movie I was expecting something along the lines of BBC Living Planet with a sad ending of Richard Attenborough meeting his demise in an unfortunate set of circumstances.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Think a gay(er) Steve Irwin with bears. An obnoxious dim wit begging to be slaughtered.
If you told me Grizzly Man was a mockumentary starring Andy Dick and directed by Christopher Guest, it would be exactly what I would expect.
Whenever I see Christopher Guest films I just think how campy and exaggerated the characters are. Grizzly Man is proof that these deranged goofballs do in fact roam the earth, in all sincerity. Christopher Guest has yet to put together such an amazing ensemble cast of characters.
In describing Timmy the Grizzly Man, one of the interview subjects flatly stated, “I think those bears put up with him for so long because they thought he was retarded”.
Undeniable proof of this comes when Timmy gleefully prances up to a pile of bear shit, fondles it, and then squeals “Oh my gosh! The bear, Miss Chocolate, has left me her poop! It’s her crap! It was just in her butt and it’s still warm! This is a gift from Miss Chocolate!”.
I had to grab the DVD box to make sure this wasn’t a put on.
@ 16/02/2007 |