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Sunday, January 17, 2010 :::

I Want My DanTV

A few months ago a lawyer emailed me and asked for my permission to use this image on some MTV show I'd never heard of before:

It felt nice to get a non-threatening letter from a lawyer about my website, so without giving it much thought, I said "sure, go ahead." But then later it occurred to me that I probably should have gotten a few more details first. Even though I had already given my consent, I emailed back and asked in what context my picture would be used, because I had begun to imagine the worst (ridicule, derision, Jersey Shore, etc). They were kind enough to respond, and told me that they wanted to use it for some innocuous reason that I can't specifically recall on an upcoming show called The Buried Life. And to think that I didn't even win the costume contest that Halloween.

Cut to five months later, and the show is finally debuting tomorrow (Monday) night on MTV. They never guaranteed they would actually use my image on the show, and they never told me what episode it might air in if they even did, and the total cumulative airtime would probably amount to less than two seconds maximum, but I'm excited for my Prime Time debut nonetheless and have set up my DVR accordingly.

Unless this was all a ploy just to get me to watch their show, in which case they are diabolical and I applaud them.

::: posted by dan at 4:14 PM :: [ link ] :: (3) comments Social Bookmark Button

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Looks like its Buried Life and Hoarders on the TV menu this evening!!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:14 PM  

looks like the oompa loompa outfits got them into the Playboy Mansion! What'd it get you Dan!?!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:26 PM  

I just saw a commercial a bit ago about the oompa loompas on that show and thought of your costume, then I read this post! That's weird! But cool!


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:00 PM  

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