Looks like I won’t be a MythBuster.
I was contacted a little while ago about some possible sponsorship opportunities with the Discovery Channel. Apparently they were looking for some people to film some tie-ins to Mythbusters, and people-who-know-people asked if I had any ideas to pitch for SCIENCE-based content– Myths to bust, prompting viewers to visit the Discovery website and submit their own myths, that kind of thing.
I said, “SCIENCE? Do I have the guy for you!”
Sadly, while the people I talked to were very enthusiastic about my ideas, it seems Discovery was going in an entirely different direction. It’s a shame, too. I was never going to be on the set with Adam & Jamie even if I’d scored the gig, but there was potentially a fair amount of money in it, and I thought the whole mad scientist thing would really wow ’em. Seemed like a good fit, the way the promotion was described to me.
Oh well. Maybe they were afraid Doctor Insano would run around on Meerkat Manor testing the myth “can meerkats dodge golf clubs?”
Yeah, I know, I’m whoring myself out for cash. I’d sell out for a sandwich and gas money. You don’t want to know what I’d do to get some of that phat MythBusters money.