Look, I want to apologize to anyone who may be following this or even giving it a casual glance. I'm sorry if it seems as though I am stooping to a level unbecomming of the conventional demeanor of this site. I can only hope to keep my standards at a comfortably positive state, the temptation to digress is certainly there.
Dear Mr. Cynic
You said, "I'm sorry, but I must have missed that memo."
That is correct, sir. You DID miss that memo. You weren't there when the associate producers were buzzing around drumbeating the promise of exposure and how it would require our "acting" to get us noticed. I mentioned it in another topic, you must've missed that one too.
"They promised airtime to nobody and nothing beyond those prizes. "
And how do you know that, sir.
"They'd give you money to develop the invention if you're a finalist, period. Beyond that, it's all up to you. "
It's all implied. No one from season 1 participated in a live commercial sponsored by Evenflo and the other companies at the finale? And they can't even get the Anecia and the Dtract built. The million dollar winner will most likely NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. One of the finalists was a non-starter yet the show kept it in because the backstory would hold viewers. That would be the Dtract. Notice how they spent more time telling Francisco they would "hire" him as an apprentice rather than putting the bike on the market? The show progressed an invention which should have never gone as far as it did and the bike company knew that. It was a vehicle for MaryLou to Boo-Hoo.
(Bet you guys forgot about her) and had nothing to do with what a great invention it was. Let's face it, it was bad.
What happened with WordAce? Has anyone promoted it? What were the others? You can't tell me they dropped off the face of the Earth.
"Please, go ahead and prove me wrong."
I'm certain that will never happen. You will most likely just return for another flogging.
"Find one television commercial, one line in all of AI's applications and agreements where they promise to do anything more."
Don't tell me you believe in tv commercials.
No, don't you realize, they're much smarter than that. They wait until the sheep are good and ready and then they raise the blade by building tension with tedious waiting conditions and positions. Then once you make it to the next pen they swoop around like vultures, zooming in on the sweaty palms entwined in a nervous rub, the knees bouncing up and down like impatient fans at a red carpet event. Instructing you to not look at the cameras and act normal. The quiet chatter between auditioners is periodically broken by rehearsed exits from the staged judging room. All this while communicating to headquarters replete with producers and directors giving second by second instructions where the "action is". They shove a pretty intimidating contract in your face at the last minute warning you not to talk about the show or bad mouth it in anyway or you get sued for $5mil. They are smart, too smart to put it in writing, but believe me, it's there. Like I've said all along, it's implied.
"where is the actual, real HARM? You scream, "It's a scam!" "
I've not screamed once, dear sir. The caps I've used were to highlight a point I was making. As far as "real harm", the real harm is us encouraging others like us to audition. No, I wouldn't waste my time with a lawsuit. I can do just fine from this chair in these shorts.
"The only harm I've seen so far has been to your ego."
Wow sir! You are not only a top notch cynic, but also a psychic psychiatrist to boot! Bravo my good man! Bravo!
"All I've ever written was that people should keep an open mind and make their decisions themselves as to whether they should go on AI. "
That's funny when you consider the amount of time you spend denigrating not only my point but my personality.
"Never did I write that people must go on the show if they want to be successful."
You basically said it showed how serious they were if they auditioned.
"You, on the other hand, are singleminded in your "shut down the useless, lying bastards!" campaign. "
That sir, is the way YOU see it. It certainly is not the way it IS. (how'm I doing so far Michelle?
"There's a big difference between reading the topic and agreeing with you. Even Randy's got your number at this point."
Where did that come from? Is that some tidbit of something you've got bouncing around in the back of that cynical brain of yours? What's your train of thought here?
I'll allow Randy to speak for himself.
"You're a disgruntled rejectee especially enraged by Doug Hall's dismissal of your invention and this is your revenge. "
That's a real stretch bro. Dougy didn't enrage me. He gave me an unlimited supply of material in which to point out the fact he was absolutely wrong with his analysis of my invention. You really haven't read that much of me to think you can make sweeping generaliztions like that and get away with it.
"You make up derogatory names for others like "Ham Head Hall" (and then have the chutzpah to call others "childish") and refuse to deal with the judges as real people, refusing to use their names and instead referring to them as "the bald guy" and "the rich guy" on your website."
And I thought I was the 'King of the Run-On Sentence'. I am flattered you took the time to read my website. Do you know anyone who might want a sling? To appease your charge of me dehumanizing the season 1 judges, to my credit, the context of the website was not geared towards fans of the show. I didn't think many of the viewers (of my website) would be intimate enough to care what their names were. The site is about my slings.
"You can't seem to get it into your head that this may well be a big reason why no corporation wants to deal with you. "
Is that the fact JACK? And here I was thinking it was my bad spelling all along.
"It's unprofessional to badmouth others you've dealt with as if you're still in the sixth grade, and no company will risk having you do the same to them if things sour."
Let me guess...
Hey are you actually H3 in disguise? I'll bet you are Dougy himself pissed off at my YouTube video. Just wait til the next one shows up!
It's already mapped out, I am still having trouble getting my camera back fixed from Circuit City. (guess I'll have to start a new campaign) If you liked the first one, Doug, you'll love this next one.
"Randy's reading you, but he's not signing on to your boycott. Nobody else is, either."
I'm sure, Rome was not built in a day. Good night sweet prince!