"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Day 71: Podcast Advice

Hope you enjoyed the first installment of my new "TV" show. I got a lot of positive feedback. And, of course, people had suggestions for making it better -- almost all of them wrong (at least for me) in one way or another. One person wanted me to express more angst, one wanted me to act out a tragic scene from my past, one wanted some kind of useful advise, one wanted it shorter and zippier.

Well, in the first place, as with my one-man shows, I do not act in these pieces(and, in fact, can not act, period -- as is evidenced by my failed sitcom). You get the emotion I'm feeling at that moment. Angst will come -- when I'm feeling angst-ridden. But I will never act anything out. It would defeat the purpose.

Also, I cannot give advice about something I myself am struggling to understand. The closest I could come to giving any kind of really helpful advice would be, "Don't be me." Future pieces will be shorter and funnier than this one, but as far as making them "zippier," no thank you. These aren't made for kids; they're made for intelligent adults who enjoy seeing someone much worse off than themselves make a fool of himself week after week.