We initially resisted giving the Trailers Without Pity treatment to the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey, Jr. joint Sherlock Holmes, fearing that we just wouldn't have much to say about it. Those fears proved unfounded when we got cracking and discovered the joys of rolling our tongues around words like, "Sleuth" and "holmes." I like saying, "Holmes."
We're doing two more videos this year, then we're taking a break while I go tend to a mewling new baby next month. But, if the missives I'm receiving from the mothership are true, it sounds like NBC/Universal would like to continue this creative partnership, so we will have more episodes beyond those next two in the '10.
I went in, much more prepared than usual, did my thing and left, thinking things went really well. So why is it that last night, I was dealing with e-mails from fools telling me my opinion of the Droid (I said it's ugly and a little masculine) was flat-out wrong and that I don't know how to pronounce "mischievous?"
Another person e-mailed on the subject of "Droid's handsomeness": "You said on NPR that the Droid was ugly. I think the Droid is a handsome peice (sic) of hardware, all made of metal, a nice heft. Just saying."
It's kind of amusing and I try not to take it too seriously, like the racist e-mail I got over the weekend that said, "You can use your picture in the newspaper next to your other illegals or those born here from illegal aliens."
Journalism would be awesome if it wasn't for all the readers and listeners.
Speaking of work stuff, I also had a story in Saturday's paper about the upcoming genAustin Girls Now! Conference. You can find that here.