Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Alpha and the Oprah

I'm a fan!

I was up early yesterday morning, as I always am and was actually surfing the net. I like a sport that doesn't require balance, or indeed, standing. I came across this amazing story and an even more amazing video. It all begins with Oprah. Apparently she is now giving away a television show. That woman knows how to give a gift! People are requested to make an audition tape and then post it on the contest board.

A young man with cerebral palsy, Zach Anner, has posted an audition tape. It is clever, it is funny, it is positively brilliant. Curious, well click here to see the audition. Then ... vote.

Zach's tape has caught the attention of some major hitters in the entertainment world, that's cool. They like his moxie and his sense of humour. I'd like Zach to also feel the presence and support of the disability community. I have three hundred of you who visit faithfully, if you all voted, well, that would be three hundred more. And, if you send the link to ten each - well, do the math because I can't.

If this post ever gets to Zach, hey buddy, a travel show - you are a brave man! I travel for a living and get to deal with the lovely and friendly people at airports, the amazing accommodating people at hotels, the fabulous and welcoming waiters at restaurants I can't get into. Man, I can't wait to see how you make that funny. But I trust you will.

12 comments:

karen said...

Vote cast! Thanks Dave, for the head's up. Zach is hilarious! I'd get cable for this guy's show!

theknapper said...

I voted too.

wendy said...

Vote cast...still laughing. I've never been keen on Oprah but Zach I would tune in for!

Lori J said...

ok Dave, I read your blog every day and it always leaves me with something to think or chucle about. This morning when I watched Zack's video I was howling with laughter, all my coworkers came into my cubicle and the whole office was hooting. A wonderful way to start the morning! Consider this about 20 votes from my office!

Tamara said...

Tat was great. I cast my vote - and put a link on Facebook. I'd love to see him win -

Kristin said...

He is seriously funny. He got my vote and I put it up on Facebook and Twitter.

Anonymous said...

I am one of the lurkers, I loved it!

I voted!

lexica510 said...

Voted! Zach's a funny guy, and a show focusing on *real* travel, like "getting along and having a good time even when things go wrong" would be so much more interesting than the usual sort.

OhWheely . . said...

I voted.

Someone let us know if they spot this guys travel show out there one day.

AkMom said...

Voted and shared on Facebook. Go Zach!

Courtney S. said...

Voted. Thanks so much for sharing this! Zach rules. I hope he gets teh show.

Kita said...

No Atlantis to underwater or to fictional for us! LOL!
I have voted and I have linked Zach to my Facebook page. Thanks Dave :-)