Hello Canucks! There’s a rumor going around that I might be on CBC’s Morning Edition tomorrow morning doing my boardgame spiel. They’ll be calling me at the unholy hour of 5:30 AM for a phone interview, so it’s likely that, at this time tomorrow, I’ll have no recollection whatsoever as to whether or not this actually happened. If someone in a more Northerly nation and Easterly time zone could listen and let me know, that would be swell.
This marks the third form of media that The Good Gift Games Guide has appeared in this year (hypertext, radio, Canadian). Is there any doubt that I will be on The O’Reilly Factor by next Tuesday? “No Bill, you shut up,” I shall say. “I sank your battleship fair and square!”
If you happen to work for a major media outlet and are wondering whether or not to book me for your talk show / news program / Ab-alizer 1200 infomercial / public service annoucement about the dangers of ferret-taunting (“… for more information, please visit slenderfury.org …”), allow me to cite credentials:
- Can speak eloquently and extemporaneously on any of the half dozen or so subject that I actually care about, including board games, my wife, the works of Infocom, fatherhood, silver era DC supeheroes, that one clip on America’s Funniest Home Videos where the dog is running around on a frozen lake and his owner calls him and the dog runs at the owner as fast as he can and the owner realizes what is going to happen and starts yelling “No, no! Stop!” but the dog can’t stop because he’s on ice and he crashes into the owner and the owner does an entire flip and lands on his bottom, and beer.
- Heard that song “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas on the radio today (this isn’t strictly a “credential” but, omigod, have you heard that song? It’s so! bad!)
- Moderately not unattractive.
Media inquiries should be directed to my publicist who, by sheer coincidence, has exactly the same email address as me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m angling for the Tony Danza show here, obviously, but will take anything.
Update: Canadian and awesome (but I repeat myself) reader Kyle actually heard me this morning, and sent me the link to the segment. I just listened to it, and I think it went pretty well. My favorite part is where I run roughshod over the host, like, three times in a row, not allowing her to get a word in edgewise. Typical American / Canadian interaction. On a scale of 1 to jerk, I reckon I scored about a seven.
On the upside, that does allow me to add another item to my list of credentials: “Fluent in bullying, boorish discourse, perfect for political programs.”