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$2 Dollar Productions Goes Up In Flames . . .

Posted by 2 Dollar Productions Saturday, February 10, 2007

It's official - $2 Dollar Productions went up in flames this morning at the "World Series of Pop Culture" try-outs.

An update will be forthcoming with details of the debacle, but for now, I will say that while I personally passed the test (just barely), I am not fully convinced that is the only path to moving on.

I could be very wrong too.

Regardless, I would love to go drink away the pain, just toss a few back and laugh. But I am off booze because I leave for New York in a little more than a week, which makes this even more painful as I have nothing to dull the ache.

Maybe I'll just go bang my head against a wall for the rest of Saturday.



  1. BostonPobble Says:
  2. *sniff*

    So sorry. :(

  3. orchid Says:
  4. Awwww...and I was so looking forward to seeing you don one of those t-shirts on cable t.v.! Oh, well, Now I'll wait until you grace us with pics from your portfolio...

    Now all you have to do is hold off a bit longer. Focus. Food and Booze are superfluous. Complete your next mission. Keep your eye on the prize.

    Go get 'em!!!

  5. drëâmè® Says:
  6. Oh nooo... It's alright. At least you tried right?

    Go run. Sometimes that makes me numb the pain.. or gives me new pain to concentrate one.

  7. BostonPobble - Thanks for the condolences, but I had a sinking feeling about it all week which got confirmed. These things happen.

    Orchid - You and me both about the t-shirts. And thanks for the inspirational words as I have got to finish strong, for reasons I can't entirely recall yet remain important.

    DR - Good idea. I already took you up on it as I ran on my treadmill at home as it's semi-cold outside today.

  8. drëâmè® Says:
  9. yeahh Im residing on running insides too... its -30 outside so... yeah........... that should explain it.

  10. JLee Says:
  11. sorry, man. Hey, at least you know you passed the test, that counts for something right?

  12. julia Says:
  13. I know you've alluded to your low sex drive in these trying diet times, but when you have no other recourse, BD, it's time to fuck your wife.

  14. aww! shucks! so sorry to hear that.

    those shirts are awesome. any way i could my hands on one of those? :)

    no booze? im with julia on this one...

  15. Robert Says:
  16. Sorry to hear that. Did you try the psyche warfare stuff? You may not have gotten high enough score but you could have dragged a few down with you.

    I forgot about this one but it could have been a turning point for you, sorry. Tap the lead of your pencil on the desktop repeatedly (like a drum stick). Do it for about 15 seconds. Give it a rest for a minute, then repeat. The 15 seconds ensures it's not long enough for someone to say something but the repeated tapping throws off their test mojo.

  17. SymplyAmused Says:
  18. So sorry..least you tried, you passed a test and all those other cliches that don't seem to take the pain of failure away. Personally, I think you trying is more brave than anything..kudos for that!

  19. Dr - Damn. -30 would just about kill me, it's only 40 someting here, but that's cold for Austin. It's all relative.

    Jlee - It counts for a little. Not much, but a little. Ha.

    Julia - That's a pretty decent recourse for many events, although as you noted, my energy is low thus giving my body the appearance of action yet nothing to back it up. Ha.

    Schrewness - It's possible as I do have some left-overs, and if you email me with your size, I could let you know for certain.

    Robert - I talked to my teammates about it, but the way you were seated and the way they had you test, it was virtually impossible (I can't really get into details). Thanks for the pencil idea.

    Symplyamused - Thanks as it was easily worth trying out, and I would likely do so if this thing ever happens again. I'll got into more details in tomorrow's post.

  20. Wendy Says:
  21. Aw, that sucks. I was rooting for you, man. If it makes you feel any better, I tried out for Jeopardy--twice. And The Joker's Wild. And the New Newlywed Game.

    These game shows must be fixed. You should have slept with the director. Would that be cheating?

  22. Wendy - Thanks and if WSOP was hard, I bet Jeopardy was a real bitch. Ha. And that's a good question about the producer. Actually, while they were scoring the tests they kept having people showcase thier "talent" (which were lame) and I wanted to stand up and say "If you get me a bottle of baby oil, dim the lights and find a camera, we're on." But I didn't.

  23. Robert Says:
  24. A guy at my church (Van) appeared on Jeopardy last April. He had $32400 in his account but still lost by $100.00. Van totally dominated most of the show but was lost the second half (where most of the money is). The turning point was when the reigning champ answered a daily double question by making a correct guess at the buzzer. It gave him an extra $5800. Without it he would have lost.

  25. Melissa Says:
  26. "Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come..."


    So very sorry.

  27. Robert - That sound excrutiating for your friend as I think I would rather get blown out than be that close. But that's still pretty damn impressive.

    Melissa - Finally, someone else understands the full gravity of the situation and that is a great quote. Appreciate the sentiment.

  28. Lucy Says:
  29. Doggone it.
    I wanted to see you guys dominate on TV.

    Now I will have to wait until you are a world-famous model and are doing interviews on Oprah. ;-)

    I'm soooorryyy...

  30. That is too bad! Life will move one and just think in a week you'll be in NY and then you can drink away the debacle.

  31. Lucy - Thanks as I would have liked to have at least had a chance to compete with some teams instead of a blank sheet of paper. Ha.

    Sarcastic - Life will definitely continue and I just want to make it through this week, get to NYC & Then take a breather because it's been running fast and heavy for months.


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