Wanna Win BIG $$$$ JUST for being who YOU are?

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    Exclamation Wanna Win BIG $$$$ JUST for being who YOU are?

    ExSoldier's NOTE: I get these e-mails because I sometimes find leads from producers looking for the types of script I write. My agent recommended I register and since it's free, I did. But this site is more about passing along these kinds of opportunities as well as employment opportunities at ALL levels of the entertainment (read HOLLYWOOD) industry. I saw this one just now and I HAD to post it here! I knew the moment they said EXTREME views, there'd be something about guns somewhere on the list. Sure enough...while it's not #1....it's there. I considered registering as a good old AMERICAN PATRIOT but I thought about it and figured it'd be enough to have the school board in the district where I teach (ultra liberal) do something BAD to me. I'm too close to retirement to risk that. But I'll bet there's a young stud or studETTE (Ohhhhh BETTY!) who might take up this challenge and risk the label on national tv of RAMBO wannabe, Militia nut and potential racist....I mean if you risk this...that's the sad commentary of modern America on old fashioned VALUES. None of us fit any of the descriptions I've just mentioned. But that's how you'll be painted unless you're very careful and the game's not rigged in advance. They'd be risking a lot to do that these days.

    ANYWAY....here's the e-mail in it's entirety as stipulated. My ONLY editing was to put certain areas in BOLD for emphasis to this group.


    Hi everyone,

    My friend Andy is casting for a new show and is looking for all types with extreme views or extreme lifestyles, and there is big prize money!

    As always, feel free to forward this if you know someone who would be interested.

    Details are below - be sure to mention I sent you, and good luck!

    -Jeff

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    CASTING ALL TYPES WITH EXTREME VIEWS & EXTREME LIFESTYLES

    A new show from the producers of THE WEAKEST LINK is conducting an extensive NATIONWIDE search for people (18 years+) with extreme views, extreme lifestyles and everything in between for a chance to win big bucks$$$$!!

    Do you have strong opinions and are not afraid to stand up for your beliefs? Are you falsely judged by your appearance? Do others find you too conservative or too liberal? Are you an amazing judge of character?

    Looking for the interesting TYPES as described above, including, but not limited to:

    hippy/alternative lifestyle
    obsessed with plastic surgery
    in an open marriage
    war veteran/military
    psychic healer
    ex-addict/alcoholic
    mistress
    stripper/male/female
    swinger
    polygamist
    little person
    Muslim
    real cowboy
    naturist
    body art/piercings
    married gay man/woman with children
    Native American
    Vegas Showgirl
    Rapper
    Gun club member
    Orthodox Religion
    Scientologist

    If you fit the above descriptions, OR have other interesting, unique, or extreme qualities, we want to hear from you!

    Strong beliefs/opinions may include:

    Death penalty
    Lesbian/Gay Marriages
    Gay Adoption
    Cannabis
    Abortion
    Immigration
    Animal rights
    Euthanasia
    Prostitution
    Terrorism
    Global Warming
    Stem Cell Research
    Inner racial relationships/dating

    If you have strong opinions about any of the above, OR other controversial issues, we want to hear from you!


    TO SUBMIT:
    Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and email the following information to:
    castingstory@yahoo.com
    You must include:
    1. Your Name
    2. Your Age
    3. Your contact information
    4. A recent photograph
    5. A short bio including your type and beliefs


    About the show:
    A new entertainment format in which 5 ordinary members of the public decide between them which 1 contestant is going to be given a large sum of money.

    The 5 people hoping to be given the money do not have to answer any quiz questions or complete any challenges.

    Instead, the panel of 5 will determine who gets the cash simply by hearing information about each contestant's life and deciding who they like the most.

    They will hear all about each contestant's beliefs, family status, salary and occupation...they will also be shown photographs and interview the hopefuls which will all go towards building a case for each contestant to win the money.

    However, there will be NO sob-stories - this is NOT about being the most DESERVING.

    Instead, it's about the panel themselves and how they reveal their prejudices through their judgments....

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    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you feel would be interested - however, you must include the entire email with no editing whatsoever, including the intro from me at the top of this email, and credit Jeff Gund at www.INFOLIST.com as the source if re-posted on a website or other list.

    Thank you!

    To be removed from this list, please login at www.INFOLIST.com and uncheck any email lists you do not wish to receive in your preferences (if you were on the InfoList BEFORE the launch of the InfoList.com website, you may first need to Register at the website and create an account with your existing email address to change your preferences). -Jeff
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    While I may fit one or more of these categories, I certainly wouldn't sign up. You know it's rigged to somehow twist the facts. It wouldn't be "entertainment" if they didn't do that. Sounds like the next non"reality" show that will hit the TV.
    eschew obfuscation

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    First rule of undercover work (aka, going concealed): don't blow your cover.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
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    almost sounds like what they roped jim march into and then twisted everything except his was just supoposed to be a oppsing view point no contest to win anything

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    Sorry but according to the Founding Fathers I am not an extremist but a Patriot and an American. I am MAINSTREAM even if Hollyweird thinks otherwise.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    ... and such a show goes to show how rare that is.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    Too bad Classic Liberalism is so misunderstood these days. Strict gun laws mean laws that are enacted in accord with the 2nd Amendment. WE are the real LIBERALS because we understand these EXTREMISTS put a little tension on the drum and make the world the give and take it's supposed to be. The extremists are dumbfounded we haven't opened up on 'em years ago. That's why they continue to push the envelope. With no basic principles or moral code, life becomes a childish game. Most of the members on this site feel like they'd be RISKING EVERYTHING by getting into their game. And they're absolutely right.

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    Sensationalistic stuff Jim as I see it - and that to titilate audiences who want ''wierd'' and freakshow type material, which is how I'll bet they'll spin a lot of stuff. I can see audiences as the typical jump-up-and-down game show variety.

    Indeed ''risking everything'' may not be putting too fine a point in it, and I most certainly will gladly hang on to what little anonimity I have left!
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    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


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    No thanks , like others , I prefer to not be known.
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    Exactly right, rocky. While the money would be nice, the last thing I want in this world is fame...
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

    "They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper

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    So just who doesn't qualify?

    At one level or another, they're defining most of the population as extreme.

    Maybe they mean "different from us" (the producers) instead of "extreme". But they are probably so narrow minded that they see no difference between "different from us" and "extreme".

    And "extreme", as we all know, is deserving of scrutiny and ridicule (at least for a start).

    Other people have thought like that, too. The National Socialist German Worker's Party, for one. The Ku Klux Klan for another.
    "...bad decisions that turn out well often make heroes."


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    When did I become an EXTREMIST? I never saw it coming......I thought I was an ordinary guy, living the American dream........


    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    CASTING ALL TYPES WITH EXTREME VIEWS & EXTREME LIFESTYLES

    Looking for the interesting TYPES as described above, including, but not limited to:
    war veteran/military-------------yep
    Native American-------------------I was born here, does that count?
    Gun club member----------guilty


    Strong beliefs/opinions may include:
    Death penalty........................FOR IT, needs an express lane!
    Lesbian/Gay Marriages....................Against it, civil unions (maybe...)
    Gay Adoption..................................No
    Cannabis.........................................N o
    Abortion.......................................... No
    Immigration.....................................NO , NO, NO
    Animal rights....................................No cruelty, but they sure taste good.
    Euthanasia.......................................O K for animals, NOT people
    Prostitution...................................... No
    Terrorism..............................NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!
    Global Warming................................All for it, I could use a break on the heating bill.
    Stem Cell Research...........................Against embryonic, for adult.
    Inner racial relationships/dating..........Don't care one way or the other

    If you have strong opinions about any of the above, OR other controversial issues, we want to hear from you!
    Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.-Seneca

    "If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. If I have a gun, what do I have to be paranoid about?" -Clint Smith

    "An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." -Jeff Cooper

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    Yup, under the radar is where I am and looking at flying even lower! While I might fit their so called "extremist" definition my privacy is to valuable to sell......
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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    This could turn into a real Jerry Springer type show. Im not one to go on a show like this and tell all. Im kind of a back of the room guy.Who needs that kind of fame. There will probley be a lot of contestants looking for fame.

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    The thing I saw as fishy was the yahoo email address. Any legitimate place wouldn't be using freemail.

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