Moving on. This is my sideways glance at fame, only because it is funny and piggy-backing on someone else’s 15 min of fame. And given that this fame is of a comical nature, maybe simply admitting that I know this person is enough of
a dubious an association. Let’s just ignore the fact that he’s actually my brother-in-law.
To set the stage: My brother-in-law is an anchorman for our local TV station (CTV News in Canada). He reads the nightly news, reports on stories, helps MC charity events and generally does news-y stuff. It’s pretty cool for my kids to have an uncle on TV. He is intelligent, well-spoken, out-going, charismatic, and handsome. Of course, he would be that last thing given he’s my husband’s younger brother. He’s also hip and “with-it,” yet apparently not quite sure of the meaning of certain jargon.
Let’s just watch the evidence. The first 35 sec is enough.
Astrid, the lovely weather girl, was right. He made the blooper reel. They made it on the Today Show, The Huffington Post and Australia’s Channel 7: The Morning Show, among others. They were played on Toronto’s biggest radio station (Classic rock Q107). Most of our national and provincial newspapers had a story on his story.
And the notoriety went on when CNN’s Anderson Cooper decided to give him some real/reel time on his RidicuList. More evidence below:
So that’s pretty famous now, right? Apparently if you Google the word, he made the top of the list as well.
The funniest part is that the producer was yelling into his ear as he started down that slippery path of
conversation proposition. Here is the following up story, with a few of the behind-the-scenes details.
I say enjoy the fame, however it comes. Who knew a bit of canoodling could be so good for your career?
*Btw, I knew what canoodle meant, but my husband did not. Did you know what it means?