Holy Fucking Shit

It looks like I might be going to New York.

I mentioned in a previous post that although some negative things had happened to me recently I wasn’t sinking into depression because of the good things happening in my life.  I woke up to an email this morning that blew me away. 

It seems that somebody working for a US television network read my alli diet pill post and liked it.  A lot.  They think they can use me on a show.  On a major US network.  This would involve me flying to New York in October.

Holy.  Fucking.  Shit.

OK, to allay anyone’s fears about my potential naivety:  my first reaction was “This is bullshit”.  Some bastard was winding me up so they could make fun of me for being excited by the prospect.  There was a phone number included in the email for me to call.  My suspicion was that any call I made would go through to voicemail.  There would be a recording of me getting all excited and maybe giving away some personal details that would later be used to humiliate me.

Not this little black duck!  You don’t get me that easy.  The return email address was from a TV network’s domain but it’s easy enough to fake a return email address.  BUT it’s easy enough for me to send an email directly to the TV station to find out if this guy is real.  Then I get to do a blog post and video saying how I outsmarted the prick that wanted to prank me.

Ummmmm, it appears not.  It’s for real.  He replies with an email saying “haha I understand your caution, how do I prove I’m real?  Here’s the number for the switchboard – call them and ask to be put through to me.”  Yeah, that’s a pretty good way to prove this isn’t a prank.

Holy.  Fucking.  Shit.

So I called the switchboard.  By the way, the switch operator lived up to every Australian’s stereotype (good and bad) of an American telephone operator.  She had a syrupy sweet voice and used all the “how may I direct your call” lines to perfection.  Her intonation was so friendly and perfect it seemed creepily unrealistic.  But that’s probably just me.

Right now I’m on my lunch break at work and I haven’t been able to form a single fucking coherent thought all day.  And they’re kinda expecting me to do a few things today.  Sucks to be them.  I’ve actually given four weeks notice at this job so I can work on another big project.  So right now, this job doesn’t seem like the most important thing in the world to me.  I’m sure my professionalism will win out though and I’ll do the boring, non-life-changing stuff that’s expected of me.

Once I have some solid details I’ll be letting anyone interested (and doubtless quite a few people who aren’t interested) know all about it.  My other big project is in its last stages of stealth mode so I should be shouting that from the rooftops this week as well.

The big project I’ve been working on with others has been in planning for months.  We’re just about to lock in the final critical details (basically, a date) and then we’ll be going public.  Which is just as well because my brain has been on the edge of exploding having to keep this stuff secret.  The big project and the possible TV thing feel like the culmination of what I’ve been doing online for the last 18 months, even if I didn’t realise what it is I’ve been doing.  Now I have to go back to work… I’ll have to find some way to disguise the fact I don’t give a shit about it right now.

Holy.  Fucking.  Shit.

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18 responses to “Holy Fucking Shit

  1. Congradulations! That’s awesome man.

  2. If this is legit….As they say in Urban Areas of the “Big Ups!”

    I hope no one is trying to spoof and betray your hearts desire. Maybe we can have a “Welcome Mr. Angry to America Meet and Great” in Manhattan….

  3. E0157H7

    That’s amazing. It’s a good job that you would be in New York. If they wanted to send you to LA it may have “altered” your psyche in spectacular ways. I’ve seen people put sunglasses on their dogs over here in California.

  4. Wow! I go underground for a while and resurface to read of your possible impending – and well earned may I add – fame! Big congrats to you, wonderful news!

  5. “I’ll have to find some way to disguise the fact I don’t give a shit about it right now.”

    Welcome to my world.

    Congrats on what may be your big break. Hope it goes well.

  6. DOA

    Hope it goes well. If nothing else, just so I can watch the show and say to my friends… Who, that guy? Pfff, I knew him when all he had was a 10-post blog. Taught him everything he knows. , etc…

  7. congratumalations! i await the next thrilling installment with great interest…

  8. Holy Fucking shit! That’s just fantastic. You really deserve it man, you’re so hardworking and talented … good luck and I’m looking forward to you making a dick of yourself, er being on telly :)

  9. Mr Dude… dude!!! That fucking rocks!!! Let me know (and everyone else) how it goes, cos’ mate… (to use an over zealous americanism) I’m rootin’ for ya…

    with all four inches….

    this episode of “Gruntski is drunk again” is fictitious. All names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious: no identification with actual persons, places and buildings & products is intended or should be inferred.. thanks to Lethal Weapon 2 for this disclaimer….

  10. That’s fucking awesome Mr. Angry!! ha…ha..ha..

    Although… I don’t know if New York can handle you. Holy Shit….. Mr. Angry in New York. My god, the bullshit meter will go off the roof.

    Wait…I’m having movie flashbacks!!! Dear GOD, it’s Crocodile Dundee all over again.. Woot, Paul Hogan. ;p

    Oh..oh.. even better, YOU will be the bad guy in Ghostbusters II. The level of anger, hate and general miasma that already permeates New York will increase exponentially in direct relation to your very presence and it will manifest it’sself in the form of a viscous, pink gel that will cause panic in the streets and the Statue of Liberty to walk.

    OH MY GOD… the horror!! the incredible, funny, horror! bwa..ha..ha…….

    Go..Go..Mr. Angry… Go!! ;)

  11. Rick - a 'merican'

    Well, it’s about time. Glad to hear it.

  12. Rose

    Congratulations! You totally deserve it.

    Mr. Angry the Superstar. Then we could be like, “Yeah, well, we were into Mr. Angry before he was famous.”

  13. Many thanks to everyone for your support. And not just for this – the support and feedback from readers over the last 18 months is what keeps me going.

  14. wow dude.
    Congrats. Good luck with it all.

    - Steve
    mainIT

  15. That’s fantastic news Mr A – well done!

  16. Sounds pretty cool. Congratulations.

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