Friday, June 13, 2008

Some shots from last night's Red Eye

So as you know, I've been going through a public identity crisis. (I do all my living exclusively in public now. When the cameras are off I just sleep in a closet, Small Wonder-style). When I'm on TV I'm something in between funny and informative—I'm fun-formative—and I talk about all kinds of stuff on various shows, so I don't really know how to "brand" myself. I mean, I get the iron really hot but then I let out this blood-curdling death moo and kick up my hooves and it just doesn't happen. As I've said before, obviously I am a journalist, but don't put me in your little box! (Unless your box is a roomy studio or one bedroom come August/September in a safe neighborhood in Manhattan or Brooklyn.) So I settled on pop culture expert—I'm taking it for a spin, I have seen every episode of Facts of Life after all—and the guys at Red Eye have been kind enough to refer to me as a "self-proclaimed pop culture expert." So that's what was going on in this first photo.


And also in this second.



But then I recovered because I am a pro.



And then here I'm talking about the Dems video ad where a woman almost sleeps with a nerd but then stops when she realizes he supports McCain. And speaking of apartments, I was kind of distracted by the fact that I think I used to live in the apartment this was filmed in. I mean, not really, but my old apartment had that exact layout. It's a little something I call "The Murray Hill," because almost all apartments in that neighborhood have the same layout. And, points for verisimilitude: McCain supporters would totally live there!

As for the viral video itself, I admit I think it's pretty clever.



Now see, I was thinking that I might get asked if I've ever had this experience, seeing as my dating life or lack thereof is a fun topic. I've never run screaming from some guy's apartment because I discovered that his politics are different than mine. I'm more the kind who would overlook that kind of stuff and then feel tortured about it later because I like him but How Can I Like Someone Who [odious belief/action/hobby/ political affiliation/insignia here]. And I'm not speaking theoretically, but that's a story for another day.



8 comments:

Rbastid said...

I hope to be able to catch up to this episode by tomorrow, I only catch like 30 minutes a night now.

Wanted to say though I'm glad you went back to the big, puffy, Jersey like hair for this show, i'm sure the shitty weather added to the fluff.

Also how do you feel if said box is Cabin out in the woods with no running water?

nowhere man said...

Odious? Really? How sad and superficial.

alison said...

Huh? I didn't even say what the odious beliefs/affiliations, etc. were...

Lord Melchior said...

I didn't watch the episode. What I want to hear is which of those things you do on hot days was the lie.

Toddrod said...

Maybe "nowhere man" meant this picture?

http://bp1.blogger.com/_PITEiSwjxOs/SFKMMnmPVuI/AAAAAAAAAZU/V7WSRx78WVU/s1600-h/tvheads323517.jpg

It looks like you were smelling something kinda funky.

Toddrod

Joe said...

I don't know how she does it, but Alison looks sexy even when she scowls.

Ted from Accounting said...

Ok, here is a hypothetical for you...and by hypothetical, I mean "not real" you crazy bloggers because I'm a NOBODY and AMR is a SOMEBODY!

But here it is...if I was to ask you out on a date, which of the faces in those initial three screen captures would you make?

I realize if you wrote screen capture #3, it could cause a mass exodus of your blogger demographics (middle-aged bald headed men). So, you don't have to answer if you don't want to!

If it was screen capture #1, then that means, your a nice fellow Ted but...

If your response is screen capture #2, then I'll go make some sun tea and enjoy my weekend! I'll still be back on Monday to support the cause!

MRG said...

Come to think of it....you kinda look like a grown up version of Vicki. Okay Alison, time to 'fess up.....are you a robot?