Amidst all the excitement of last week’s network UpFronts, theTVaddict neglected to reveal one his most exciting adventures.
It’s 12:30AM on Tuesday night, and I just arrived back at my place after an incredibly long, yet exciting day (it’s New York, are there any other kind?). Before I head to bed, I check my email. Turns out, a friend from the CW had emailed to congratulate me about being mentioned in the Wall Street Journal. Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that I don’t generally read the Wall Street Journal (this TV Addict prefers magazines with ‘weekly’ or ‘TV’ in the title!) so naturally I had no idea. And as I sat in front of my computer screen, pondering what would come from my fifteen minutes of fame, I knew what I had to do. Brave New York at 1AM and find myself a copy of today’s Wall Street Journal.
1AM Midtown Manhattan. I run into a twenty-four hour Starbucks by Lincoln Center looking for today’s edition of the Journal. The Barista points to a kind older woman in the corner drinking coffee. I kindly ask to borrow her copy of the paper for a second. Much to my absolute shock, the article in question is on the front page of the paper. I quickly turn to page A12 and scan for my name. Holy Frak! theTVaddict, or more specifically my real name ‘Daniel Malen’ is quoted in the WSJ with regards to an article I wrote on my SUPERNATURAL set visit. Right away I ask the woman if I can have her copy when she’s finished. She politely says no.
Taken aback (after-all, who keeps yesterday’s paper?) I ask the Barista where I can grab another copy of the paper. He says to head up the street, where I quickly run only to find every copy sold out. Out of breath (seriously, I’m a TV addict, I don’t do exercise) I soon realize that the odds of finding today’s WSJ at 1:30AM are not good. Even in the city that apparently never sleeps.
Exasperated I pause for a moment to catch my breath. From behind me I hear a voice. “Can I help you with anything”. I turn around and blurt out, “I was quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal, I’m need to find a copy.” The man says, “not a problem, I carry one around in my back pocket.”
Turns out, Brian Banks (pictured above) is homeless and one of his few pleasures each day is reading the Wall Street Journal cover to cover. And lucky for me, Brian’s more than happy to part with today’s paper in return for a cash donation which I’m only to happy to offer.
theTVaddict.com is mentioned in an article that discusses the burgeoning power of blogs in the world of television. You can read the article in its entirety by clicking here.