Unemployment and Snuff Films

As of May 23 I am officially unemployed. That’s right. You see, the page program is supposed to only last exactly 1 year, but sometimes people are extended a bit so they have a little bit more time to find a job. But in my case, I was extended longer than any page in recent history  1 year and 2 months. Shocking. I think it happened because my boss Betty really liked me and sympathized with me a lot. Plus I made her laugh all the time. But as much as Betty loved me, she couldn’t extend me any longer. So as of last friday, I have NO JOB. Here is a pic of me hanging up my page pin with my name on it (a page tradition) along with my celebrity look alike photo – Jonah Hill.

But am I worried? Not really actually…it doesn’t feel like I’m broke and jobless just yet. After all, I am getting my final paycheck from NBC this Friday, So I really won’t feel the effects of having no money till next week. And you wouldn’t know I’m jobless to look at me. I mean, last Friday night, I went out with some friends. This girl, Lauren Zwerling (who I share quite an interesting past with) from High School came to visit her friend in LA and thought it would be cool if we met up for drinks. So me and my buddy Cameron went to meet up with her and her friend. We pre-gamed a little and then left for the bar. It was called the “Happy Ending Bar”. It was a cool place but apparently no one else thought so but me. Cameron peaced out quickly leaving me with Lauren and her 2 friends. We all re-located to a much more expensive bar called “Vanguard”. With an extremely full bladder, we stood there for about a half hour waiting for one of the girls’ friends to let us in for free. It ended up being 5 dollars a person but whatever. So we get in (I peed finally) and we continued to get drinks. Just to let you know what kind of a place this was…there were girls in their underwear dancing on pillars and at the bar if you opened a tab it was a $40 minimum. INSANE. So to make a long story short, I got super drunk. SO drunk, in fact, that I apparently ordered stuff on Amazon.com that night before I went to bed. I found this out by checking my email the next morning. “Thank you for completing your order with Amazon.com”. yeah. great!

So now it’s Wednesday. This morning I did some extra work again, similar to my Star Trek gig. Only this time it was way shorter, easier, and cheaper. It was a one day gig for the show “How to Look Good Naked” hosted by Carson Kressley of “Queer Eye” fame.

Basically we got to shoot in this banquet hall from 9:30am – 1:30pm. I had to wear a suit and tie because it was supposed to be a fancy event. I got paid 32 dollars in cash on the spot. SCORE!

When I got home, I checked the mail and found that one of my Amazon orders had arrived – “Snuff” by Chuck Palahniuk.

It’s his new book. If you don’t know who C.P. is, you should definitely check him out. His books are awesome. He wrote “Fight Club”, which they turned into that awesome movie. But he has many other books that are just as twisted. “Snuff” is about this porn queen who sets out to break the world’s record for having a 600 person gang bang, the story is told through several different P.O.V.’s of some of the um….contestants? I don’t know what to call those guys, but you get the idea. It sounds exactly like something C.P. would write. Although I couldn’t imagine this being adapted into a movie…oh wait, yes I can, I just have to open the folder labeled “gang bang vids” on my hard drive…..er um….i mean….uh….moving on…

So aside from the one day of extra work, I didn’t know what else to do with my unemployed ass, so I’ve basically just been playing GTA 4 non-stop!

But then suddenly I received a phone call today from this woman who had gotten my resume from someone and wanted to know if I could help her out and be a PA for 1 week. I immediately said sure before she even told me what the gig was. But basically I’m going to be helping out on a one day “insert shoot” for a 20th century fox movie called “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, no it’s not a documentary about the day Hollywood announced they were making a sequel to Gigli, it’s a remake of the classic 1951 alien flick of the same name.

So for a guy who can’t land a permanent job, I’m doing a pretty good job of getting temporary work. So now you see why I’m not worrying so much….just yet. Ok, time to go read about porn queens.


~ by mattmcg on May 29, 2008.

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