Audition Blues Leads To Mockery

Audition Blues Leads To Mockery

The end of summer is always a slow time for most film/TV actors.  For the ones where it’s not, we shun them for their success and beauty.  Really, it’s an illness to be that pretty and successful.

Anyway!  It’s during this time that I like to dabble in something creative that has no profit potential what-so-ever.  That way I’m free to create without the threat of too much failure.  Any measurement of success can be reinterpreted however I see fit.  Today, my latest project’s success will be measured by “likes” on YouTube…  I think.  I may change it to how many blogs embed said project.  (See how this works?) This success measurement approach is similar to a credit cards’ APR.  But without the bad customer service and fine print.

So, what did I do with my Labor Day weekend?  I made me a video!  (Now, don’t worry, I’ve put the whole Tea Party thing on the back burner until Ms. Palin jumps into a race somewhere.)  I decided to focus on “Dr.” Terry Jones over at the lovely Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.  This little fella boasts a membership of 50 or so followers and a stockpile of weapons (I’m guessing).

Recently, “Dr.” Terry Jones announced he would be burning Qur’ans on September 11th of this year.  You can read more about the wisdom of such a move over at HuffingtonPost.  (Also note that I believe everyone has a right to burn whatever book they want, as well as flags, steaks and incense.)

But for our purposes, that’s all you really need to know to enjoy my video.  A video that I wrote in 15 minutes and then spent 6 straight hours putting together without a pee break… Yes, I’m such a big bladdered stud… Plus, mild OCD helps, too.  [cue heartfelt PSA music] If you work in the industry and wish to save me from these bouts in the future, just call my theatrical agent with an audition.

And now, the official “National Burn A Qur’an Day” commercial!

Make sure to help my success rate by “liking” it on YouTube or embedding it in your blog!  Otherwise, I have to change my success measurement… to the least liked video on YouTube… [Kicks at pebble on ground, then plops down with folded arms and a pouty face].

UPDATE:  I have called off my pouty kid threat!  Video seems to be doing really well.  And now the good folks over at the Huffington Post have picked it up!

About D.C. Douglas

D.C. Douglas is a voice actor and film / television / theatre character actor based in Los Angeles, California. He also dabbles in gadflyism during slow weeks. Leery member of Google +.

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