Some Notable Failures: An August Diary
After we returned from Italy, or wherever Ibiza is, none of us felt like recording another podcast episode. We were always only in it for the money, and that money still hasn’t come. Worse, our choice of an oil-powered web server has led to massive bandwidth bills.
So for the rest of the month, we put the show on hold and tried a bunch of other moneymaking ideas.
They didn’t work out so well.
Aug 4: Three people attend our “Socializing for Misanthropes” workshop & sweat lodge at the San Diego Airport Hilton.
Aug 7: Queen Latifah informs us we’re no longer welcome in her extended entourage.
Aug 14: Our “Three Guys and a Prius” moving service gets several hits from a Craigslist ad. Unfortunately all of the inquiries are based on our misunderstanding of crucial Craigslist lingo. Hint: it definitely doesn’t stand for “Men 4 Movin.”
Aug 18: An hour and a half of very quickly writing each other checks for $1,000 finds us no richer. We fire our accountant/masseuse.
Aug 20: The NIH declines funding for our kids’ show, Wake Up with You Look Nice Today. We withdraw our application; in exchange, they drop all criminal charges.
Aug 21: Merlin is detained at the Louisville, KY airport with a suitcase full of packing peanuts (don’t ask).
Aug 27: Security escorts us out of the building after Adam’s Spice Girls audition goes off the rails. Sadly, Belgium will never get to experience Lonely Spice™.
We gave ourselves a month to find something else, and in the end, nothing panned out.
Looks like it’s back to Plan A.