So I just finished filming my first sitcom pilot. Rob Raffety is creating an 8-minute digital short that’s an entry to a Samsung contest where the winner gets cash to film a whole series. I play a Capitol Hill intern. I’m in two scenes and have lines in both. Super stoked to see this puppy edited. Will embed once it’s on YouTube.
I also got a guest post published at the America’s Future Foundation blog: Writing headlines that get traffic: What I’m learning at Reason magazine.
And last week I live-Tweeted the Republican National Convention. I got my tweets included in Reason staff tweets, so that was really cool. I also made it to the Reason staff page! Here I am: http://reason.com/people/cathy-reisenwitz/all.
The RNC was interesting. It was actually the first one I’d seen, despite spending most of my life as a Republican. As a marketer, I have to give mad props to them bringing out the people Romney personally helped as part of his church work. The story of him folding laundry grew my cold little AnCap heart three sizes. Seriously, though. That’s how people make decisions. Whether they realize it or not. Brilliant. I rationally know that whether Romney or Obama is the kind of person who will get in there and actually help people on the ground when they need it, or the kind of person who will call themselves a “community organizer” as their main profession for years, but be unable to find one person he helped in that role, either way it has no bearing on their likelihood of murdering American citizens abroad and launching illegal, immoral wars while throwing medical marijuana patients in federal prison. I mean, Obama has done all that and more, but Romney has given me not one shred of evidence that he’ll be any different.
So that was interesting. I also LOVED, unironically, not from a marketing standpoint, but just unabashedly loved Condi’s speech where she shouted out school choice and indicted the current system by pointing out that she can tell whether a child will go to college based on their zip code. Then she said this:
And on a personal note– a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America – her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State.
Yes, America has a way of making the impossible seem inevitable in retrospect.
Chillage, homes. Chillage.
I’ll analyze the news next week.