I wrote to the environmental columnist at NOW just to tell her my story and cc’d the editor so he would know what was up. The editor emailed me back and asked if he could print the letter. I said that would be great. (When the letter was retyped they left out some sentences and added some typos, but hopefully the point still gets across.) To see the letter, scroll down to the bottom of the June 30-July 6, 2005 issue at:
Footnote: Yesterday I spotted a guy with his car running while he was walking around on the sidewalk chatting on his cell phone. I tore my letter out of my issue of NOW and handed it to him. He turned off his engine. Every bit counts.
Do we want the world to end? I think not. It’s too much fun. Go to the link below and register to join me on the Virtual March to Stop Global Warming. If it’s good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s good enough for me.
I say: “Hey man, we’re going up north. Wanna come?”
Then the other actor says some weird stuff in a British accent about wanting to enlist the help of wizards and stuff.
Then I say: “Uh… They can come too.. I guess.”
I, of course, will never hear the ad because I only listen to CBC, geek that I am.
It records next week. I’ll let you know more when it’s done. Suffice to say, I’ll be playing a teen type. Yep, when you need a Scotsman or a Teen, I’m your man. Said the 32 year-old Jew.
Even a writer as gifted as myself could not improve upon the email I just received. So I’m just pasting it in:
I hope all is going well with you. I am happy to inform you that your film, “Terry Cloth” will air May 30th, June 8th, June 18th, June 23rd, July 3rd, July 8th and July 12th. Inform your friends, family, fans and viewers via newsletters and mass emails that your film will be broadcasted worldwide on http://www.maniatv.com
Manager – ManiaTV! Original Productions
The ManiaTV! Networks
I’m the guy who says: “Hey there, little guy” to the vicious raccoon. And then the raccoon eats my face. But don’t worry, I wasn’t hurt. It’s “Theatre of the Mind,” as us professional radio actors like to say.
In another spot in the campaign, I’m in the woods at night and I say: “Who’s there?” with a touch of fear. Not enough fear to scare the listener, but enough to add drama and humour to the spot. It’s a delicate balancing act, which is why they needed a truly great actor such as myself.
That’s me saying “A Big Mac, please!” It’s a short line, but I say it with passion and conviction. Never in the history of acting has anyone asked for a Big Mac like I ask for a Big Mac in this radio spot.