When I got the call from Phil Archer and Channel 2 I was reluctant to be interviewed on such short notice. I was not feeling my prettiest yesterday and, believe it or not, I suffer from HUGE stage fright. I hide it well but you can see it in the beads of sweat that form on my head. I tried to duck out but he was very persistent. I was explaining to him that I didn’t feel camera ready and he asked me “Do you have any open wounds?” to which I replied “Well, no, not right now.” He said “Then we’re good to go!”
I gave him directions to the office and he and his cameraman were there in 15 minutes.
These guys are pros and they do put a person at ease when they are doing the interview so I relaxed very quickly.
As it turns out, I was able to get home in time for the broadcast so I could cringe in horror as appropriate. Turns out I looked fine and the sound bite was perfect. It could not have been a better on screen appearance….well, except for one tiny detail.
The name of the radio show is Technology Bytes, not Reality Bytes.
Yes, Technology Bytes and Reality Bites both strive to be funny.
We both were created in Houston, TX.
But from there the differences become more and more glaring.
Reality Bites was created in 1994
Technology Bytes was created in 1995
Reality Bites is a comedy about love in the ’90s
Technology Bytes is a comedy about computing with equipment from the 90’s
Reality Bites features a mediocre cast of washed up near nobodies
Technology Bytes features a … wait … this is not a difference.
For sure they have more women in the movie than we do on our show, but I bet Jennifer the Intern was never arrested for shoplifting.
Ah well, you know what they say about publicity.