Thursday, October 26, 2006 :::
My network television debut was sixteen years ago this month, when K-Mack and I got interviewed by a local-news beat reporter while walking home from school one day. K-Mack got more air time than I did, although they misspelled her name and misclassified her grade. But look at her exuding the highschool attitude:
"People don't want to be outside, alone, by themselves or anything like that," was her line but her delivery was unispired. My screen time was limited and I didn't get a byline, but it still made quite an impact on the viewing public:
My only line was "Yeah, I thought they would have caught him by now...", but I really want to congratulate the photographer for this stunning work. I mean, look at the shallow depth of focus, and how my feathery mullet practically glistens in the soft Autumn sunlight. It's too bad I was wearing a cap so you can't see the accompanying sidespike.
The mullet got chopped off ceremonially a couple months later, and no offense to Sampson, but the power of my magnetic screen presence has never subsided.
::: posted by dan at 10:07 PM :: [ link ] :: (20) comments
20 previous comments:
Oh My God
By , at 11:53 PM
Wow, that mullet is gloriously blowing in the wind. Absolutely stunning.
By , at 1:18 AM
that mullet is genuine Jon Bon Jovi quality! you are rockin' that mullet dan.
k-mack may have gotten top billing & a byline but at least your statement made sense. just goes to show ya, you don't have to be logical to get noticed!
By , at 1:48 AM
How do you have these images? Did you call the local channel and ask to go through their archive?
By Erik, at 5:55 AM
It is amazing how little you have changed... the hair is really excellent tho... Duayne Shintuzs (sp) would have been proud!
By Spider, at 7:28 AM
Umm…since you don’t know what the question that was asked, of course my comment doesn’t make sense, to YOU. Just be sure, I gave a direct and concise answer to the question and with extreme articulacy. The interviewer on the other hand was a novice hack of an entry level field reporter, could she not wait a moment for the subject of the interview to finish her Jolly Rancher??? I think she was off to cover the cat fashion show Village North right after. Pah-lease.
And I hate you Dan.
By Kristina, at 9:03 AM
I can't belive that hair and that look on your face! You really are a movie star. It looks exactly like on a sitcom or movie where they do a flash back to years past and exagerate everything to make it uncontrolably hilarious. Like the Seinfeld highschool flashbacks.
This is one of your most awesome-est posts ever!
BTW, what was the question, I seem to recall you talking about this before. Something about a thief or something prowling the hood
By The Artist Extraordinaire, at 10:17 AM
Sometimes I feel like I should pay you for how entertained I am by you and your blog.
Kris~ Just to back you up, I remember seeing your video...your screen time was riviting, Dan was just jealous because you stole the show.
By Stacy, at 10:59 AM
I had the same question as Dr. Erik-will-nail-anything. How'd you get a hold of the stills?
"This is one of your most awesome-est posts ever!" Puh-leeze. Is that for real, or did Dan pay you for that, Artist Extraordinaire? Have you even read "beaver?" (Dan, can you link there?)
I'm grumpy today. I even had a highball at lunch, thinking that would help. I'm lashing out at strangers, for goodness sakes. I do mean everything, tho.
By , at 2:35 PM
I can't believe someone just dropped a Village North reference. That place was the Krenshaw of BP.
BTW: The Village North Circus Circus was by far, the skeeziest arcade I've ever seen.
By , at 2:41 PM
I found it funny the village north had a hallmark in it... what village north shopper frequents hallmark?
By Stacy, at 2:55 PM
Two words: rock star
By ntrudr, at 2:59 PM
By , at 4:48 PM
K-mack & Dan,
just for the sake of fair discussion here, what was the question you were asked by the cat fashion show reporter? somehow i doubt it really matters though.
how long have you two been friends? at least 16 years from what you said Dan.
By , at 5:02 PM
Were you in The Goonies?
By , at 6:33 PM
I wish I were in the Goonies.
The question was something about an unsolved murder of a little girl in the woods by my house. They eventually caught the guy. K-Mack's question was something like "How has this affected you? Has there been a change in your daily routine or your sense of security?" and my question was something like "Did you think they would have caught him by now?"
As for getting a hold of the stills, K-Mack and I ran home that night and videotaped the broadcast. Recently, I found the video and transferred it to my harddrive, making it ripe for screenshots.
By dan, at 12:12 PM
Dan, you MUST post the whole video. I need to see that mullet in all its glimmering glory. Please!
BTW, can't wait to see pics from your Halloween this year...
By , at 1:24 PM
So Dan... now that we've finally seen it are you going to give us the real "static cling" Halloween photo complete with the glorious mullet? Leave the shame behind and own your mulletude.
By , at 12:16 PM
You HAVE to show the whole clip!!
By the way, Dan, you are VERY popular over here on the N.H./Mass border. "Dude, you're wicked awesome!"
By , at 4:28 PM
Best regards for one of the most interesting thing in the net today.
By , at 9:37 AM
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