Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

15 Minutes

Headline Correction: 3 Lunatics on the Loose.

Yesterday marked the third time in recent years that my weird self has graced the pages of a local newspaper. And this time, it was all thanks to Jodster.

I joined the Useless Advice From Useless Men blog in late September after a fourth member dropped out. A short time later, our Useless Advice blog was featured on MSN, as Site of the Day. That was a proud day. Especially for Jodster, since the site was his baby.

Now, this half-page article, including a great photo of myself, 'pondering' Jodster, and 'confused' RainyPete in the local paper, has really got our friends, family, and even strangers talking.

Not that these people are usually mute, but their talking has now focused on us. My mother the optimist truly believes she'll see me as a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. Hey, don't laugh. You'll hurt her feelings.

My mom had the same illusions of fame about 3 years ago. That's when the same newspaper ran a story about the gravestone that my dad and I found in my backyard. Over the past 3 years, that gravestone has turned out to be a totally sweet Halloween decoration.

And, back in April 2000, my Eagle Talon was featured in the Wheels section of the Toronto Star, with a colour picture. The focus of the article was on the additional power created by the turbo by overriding the factory computer with a GReddy boost controller, therefore none of the other heavy duty modifications were mentioned.

But my creative juices are feeling kinda low these days, and with only 8.5 fans, I think my 15 minutes is almost up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Picture of the picture! It's like picture in picture...

1:28:00 PM

Blogger Rainypete said...

Hey! Who you callin' half!

4:21:00 PM

Blogger Richard said...

Allow me to bump it to 9.5!

Long time reader, first time commenter...keep up the good work.


4:52:00 PM

Blogger Bub said...

Heh, heh......my half-wit status finally is recognized!

5:23:00 PM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

congrats! and to think i've received some of that useless advice. by gawd (sniff, sniff), I am simply honored!

8:42:00 PM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

did you take that picture of the picture with your new "Sony DSC-H1, a digital SLR type camera of totally kickass, professional nature."?

8:45:00 PM

Blogger TheatreChick73 said...

Hey, don't sell yourself short! With Richard and I, we bump you up to 10.5...that's right, double digits!

Seriously, though, nicely done! Congrats :)

8:51:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Remember being 9 years old? And your tenth birthday? "Double digits" was a huge accomplishment.

I'm actually still using my 3.2 mp camera for my blog... but I should get some H1-style pics up later.

9:51:00 AM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

as i told jodster, you guys should start selling small advertising spots on your uselessmen site, start making some $$!

and remember me when you are big and famous!

11:17:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're already BIG. My pants are a size 40!

7:57:00 AM

Blogger Ellie Creek Ellis said...

okay, then just remember me when you are famous!

got a link for the paper article (ty jod). it is great, you guys have a cool thing going.

i just have one qualm. my cat isn't useless, she keeps my feet warm at night!

8:51:00 AM

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