Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting Discovered

Over the years I have heard stories of how models, athletes, or actors were once lowly people working menial jobs but, at a certain point in their life, they were discovered by someone and that was how they launched their career.

Wanting to get discovered can make some people vulnerable. I've heard of creepy stalker guys claiming to be photographers who offer women a modeling contract if they will come by their place and take some photos. There are also talent agencies who bank on gullible parents and string them along with the dream that their little kid will be the next childhood star like Macaulay Culkin or the Olsen twins.

I'm getting older, but sometimes I wonder if I will ever get discovered and, if so, what it will be for; probably for my ability to tell if a movie is good just from watching the trailer and reading the reviews. Maybe it will be for my talent of shelling sunflower seeds faster than a cage full of parrots. It's hard to identify just one talent that might do it for me.

It's kind of sad that many people who become famous often do so by making a fool of themselves: Miss South Carolina, the rape intruder guy, and Basil Merceaux come to mind. By the way, I noticed that Basil didn't win his election, but he recently got hired to review movies on Jimmy Kimmell Live. I heard his review of Jackass 3D which he refers to as "an amazing film".  I'm pretty sure Roger Ebert doesn't feel threatened.

Maybe it's time to do something stupid on YouTube to further my career and propel Chaka's World to fame. I can already imagine how awesome it would be if they made a movie about my blog. It would probably be way better than The Social Network. Speaking of movies based on the Internet, I can't wait for the movies about Wikipedia or Web MD to come out.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You definitely need to do a sex video.

M-Cat said...

We could totally have a sunflower seed de-shelling contest.

Years of watching baseball has made me a champion!

tiburon said...

I say go for it. Then I can say I jumped on the bandwagon in the nick of time...

Eric said...

Wikipedia II, the electric boogaloo?

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

I know what you are saying. Idiots get the coverage. Just today I was watching Housewives of DC and they had that couple that crashed the Obama dinner. They are on t.v! and they are crass and horrible people. Kim Kardashian films herslef getting banged by a dude that had a tree trunk, and she is now a celebrity. Paris Hilton blows a dude and she beccomes a socialite. Not to mention Jersey Shore... I say follow your passion and if fame comes along, that's the frosting.

Kal said...

We will never be able to gain fame if we aren't prepared to cross the line of stupidity or creepy behavior. Guess you and I will have to remain good guys in relative obscurity. In case any producers are reading this, however, I can tell when the phone is going to ring before it does. It's like a superpower.

Kelly said...

Personally I don't think fame is all it's cracked up to be. Enjoy your simple life Tom.

Tom said...

I am not really after fame, but rather the money that often accompanies it.

Fancy Schmancy said...

"Hide yo wife, hide yo kids" sorry, that's just catchy, I can't get it out of my head.

Cheeseboy said...

As far as I am concerned, you have been discovered!

Jeanne said...

I would totally watch a movie about your blog.