Saturday, June 12, 2004
No Reality for Me.
As some of you may know, a few months ago I sent in an audition tape for an ABC reality-based TV show called "The Benefactor." Created and hosted by Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, who was simply going to give away $1 million, the application asked 4 questions. 1. What would you do FOR a Million Dollars? 2. Why should Mark give you the money? 3. How would it change your life? and 4. What would you NOT do for the money? So I thought about it for a week, got some advice from a few friends, read more articles about the show and made my tape. Nothing had really been announced about what would be involved or what he was looking for, except that it wasn't going to be about eating bugs or remote islands. So I didn't get on the show, they filmed it last month in Dallas, but have since been reading updates from the set on Mark's Blog. Recently he posted a description of the contestants and the challenges, and it all makes sense now! In my tape, I never once mentioned my background, likes/dislikes, interests, or other witty commentary. In fact it was pretty bland. Guess I'm destined to live a bona fide reality life and not one homogenized by reality tv. Check out The Benefactor Promo from the link on the right of Mark's main page, but watch out for the volume, and look for the show on ABC in July.