[Sca-cooks] TV opportunity-- maybe

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jun 10 14:34:49 PDT 2010

On Jun 10, 2010, at 5:13 PM, Martha Sieting wrote:

>> The SCA does not want to be represented as a bunch of nutcases who run around whacking each other with sticks.

But... they ARE a bunch of nutcases who run around whacking each other with sticks, aren't they? I mean, among other things? But yes, I agree there's a potential for bad publicity that should probably be avoided as much as possible.

> Just because this person presents him/herself as a reasonable individual looking for a knowledgable, reasonable presenter does not mean that the show will be aired that way.  The fact that they state that they're looking for someone with strong opinions rings bells for me, but maybe I'm being overly cautious.

I think the strong opinions issue is simply a gauge of the passion with which they will be presented. Think of the people who have become popular on FoodTV, etc. One of the qualities they all seem to share is the absence of a tendency to say, "Hmmm... well, I don't know... mayyyyybeeee..."

Discretion in decision-making is great policy, but often not very entertaining.

Adamantius (who would simply refrain from mentioning the SCA)

"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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