I've started getting press releases due to this blog, and while I'd like to stay focused on the DC area, I'll stick a few up that tickle my funny bone or some other anatomical part. Here's one from MTV's True Life show, which beyond being over 28 by some years, I still wouldn't apply to go on. However if it appeals to you, here's the unedited PR:
ARE YOU A FANBOY?
MTV’S TRUE LIFE WANTS TO HEAR YOUR STORY!
Are you a young person who is obsessed with a certain book, comic, or video game? MTV’s True Life is looking for young people who are die-hard fans of certain brands, characters, or fantasy series.
Are you obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character and attend conventions with other fans? Have you ever waited in line overnight for a book, movie, or videogame release? Do you have tattoos depicting your favorite brand or characters? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of it? Do you aspire to author your own graphic novel or comic series despite your parents’ disapproval?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and want to share the story of your fantasy obsession, email us at email@example.com with all of the details. Be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.
Tell MTV why you need to be seen and heard. This is your chance to let others see what your life is all about!
So there you have it. If you do decide to apply, feel free to let us know as well.