Yes, in a generous effort to help me fund the fledgling Nerdist “empire” a large company has decided that my hosting prowess, visibility and snark are enough to hand me money to do things for them. Totally legal things, of course. Truthfully, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the shooting of the “Endangered Savers” campaign in San Francisco a couple of months back was SUPER fun (honestly, they didn’t pay me to say THAT). We set up a guerrilla-style man-on-the-street game show on the streets of SF and pit tourists against each other in a battle of trivia and ridiculous money-themed stuntery.
In the spirit of upfront-ism, I am telling you with full disclosure that as part of the deal I have agreed to send out a couple of blog posts and a few tweets kicking you in the direction of the aforementioned campaign. They will be short and to-the-point. If you have any questions as to why I would do this, 1) READ THIS POST and 2) they were all genuinely nice folks with a cool idea for a campaign, and I liked both of those things. OF COURSE pulling in cash is a factor, but I am honestly at the point in my life where I won’t take something if I think it’s going to be a drag, no matter what the dollar amount is. Life’s just too friggin’ short for that shit.
I haven’t done a commercial since I was a young pup in this business, and that one I don’t recall as being any kind of good time (I think it was for a soft drink and I think I threw up). THIS one I greatly enjoyed. What’s better than hosting a game show with people who have no idea what the hell is going on? NOTHING I say. Well, except maybe for extended orgasms but that’s a given.
Here’s a link to the campaign. Thank you for your time, Gentle Reader!