So yesterday I get this email from the contact me part of this site, I’m always glad to get these so I read it eagerly. So it’s from a guy who says he works with the Discovery channel, he liked my interview with Adam Savage the other day, would I like to write a post about the currently showing Sharkweek episodes? At this point I’m on a high that anyone associated with the Discovery channel even read my interview, let alone contacted me about it, so I immediately said yes. A few minutes later when the euphoria had ebbed I decided to do a search on this guy and found that he works for a marketing company and apparently makes a living making flattering comments wherever some one even mentions a Discovery show and tries to get them to promote for him.
Now I don’t begrudge this guy doing his job, he didn’t mislead me greatly, though a more upfront introduction would have been appreciated. Something like “I work for a marketing company affiliated with Discovery and since your a fan of Mythbusters thought you might want to help promote their show.” would have been better as now I can’t trust the nice things he said.
So I’ve agreed to do some “Shilling” for “The Man”, but as “The Man” is the Discovery channel and the subject of the “Shill” is Mythbusters, I think I can live with myself. So, er, sharks are cool right…? I do know that at least some species of Shark can sense electrical currents, that’s cool. Anyway here are a couple of pictures from the Mythbusters episode.
Thanks for the opportunity Shawn, it was a lot of fun but I don’t think it’s for me.