I'm Going On Tosh.0 on Thursday - 7/29/09
So yesterday I'm up at my cabin, in northern Minnesota. I'm helping my dad and neighbor build a log pile. About the most northern Minnesota thing you can do. Here's a picture of the logpile.


My Blackberry rings - I answer it. Maybe not the most northern Minnesota thing you can do.

"Hello, this is Paul."

"Hello, Paul, how's it going?"

"Not bad, just building a log pile."

"Um... OK. This is Rachel, a producer at Comedy Central. Can you come in Thursday and shoot a Web Redemption for Tosh.0?"

Some background: Tosh.0 is a show on Comedy Central about web related stuff. Here's comedian Daniel Tosh, the host.


They do this segment called 'Wed Redemption' where they have somebody from a classic internet clip come in and try to redeem themselves from a hilarious blooper they were involved in. Several years ago, when we were shooting the IdiOlympics, during our Dunk Contest episode, this happened:


And they wanted me to come re-create it, on Comedy Central, on Thursday. I put down the log I has holding.

"You live in Venice, right?" said Rachel. "Can you come by the studio Thursday morning, say 10 o'clock."

“Uh, Thursday might be tough...” I say. “I’m in the woods in northern Minnesota right now.”

“What are you doing in the woods in northern Minnesota?” the producer asks.

“Long story,” I say. My life is very ridiculous sometimes.

Long story short, Comedy Central is now flying me back to LA this afternoon to be interviewed about - and then apparently attempt to re-enact - my dizzy drunk dunking a basketball from many years ago. Then they're flying me back to my cabin in Northern Minnesota Thursday afternoon.

I have no idea what's about to happen to me. But I'll keep you posted.

I can't see this ending well.

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