It would be outrageous to claim that I have somehow opened up a channel of clairvoyance to the world of show business. So I’m not going to claim that. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
On January 12, actor Josh Malina was bemoaning his career woes on Twitter (a recurring theme for the Backwash anti-hero). And for some reason, I came to a specific conclusion about a solution to his problem, and tweeted the following:[blackbirdpie id=”25396137666019328″]
Some clarification of terms:
“#TBBT” is a hashtag referencing The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular sitcoms on TV today–and being nerdy and quirky, a pretty good fit for what Josh Malina has become post-West Wing. (See: his guest spot on Psych, his series Backwash, and his Twitter feed.)
“@billprady” is the Twitter account of Bill Prady, co-creator of The Big Bang Theory, who tweets regularly.
Get ready for the spooky part: Guess who was on last week’s (Feb. 10) Big Bang Theory? Me! No wait, that’s not right. Josh Malina was though! (And well positioned for a recurring guest role, no less.)
Did I mold reality and make that occur? I don’t believe so; the timing is too tight. But clearly I bore witness to some sort of intra-state portal of insight on that fateful day in January.
Mere lucky coincidence, you say?
On Feb 5, I tweeted the following…[blackbirdpie id=”34101281354162178″]
Clarification: @DougBenson is a comedian who has a podcast I enjoy called Doug Loves Movies. @pnut (P-nut) and @nickhexum (Nick Hexum) are two members of the band 311, a favorite band of mine that is based in LA (as is Doug’s podcast). The only connection I knew of between the two was that they both are known to be fans of the reefer (a.k.a. the demon weed), and I had seen P-nut tweet a couple of innocuous fan-type messages to Doug Benson recently.
The rest was just me embracing my amazing new power…because, unbeknownst to me (but knownst to my inner clairvoyant self apparently), 311 has arranged for Doug Benson to be the onboard comedian on their “311 Cruise” this year. He announced it on his Doug Loves Movies podcast which came out today (Feb 12th).
Again, the timing is too tight for my tweet to have been the inciting factor in this occurrence. And it’s not 311 appearing on Doug Loves Movies, it’s the other way around. But mark my words–well, technically, I’m marking them for you right here, but remember them–members of 311 will in fact appear on Doug Loves Movies before long–making my tweet both clairvoyant and prophetic, if I’m not mistaken. Which I’m pretty sure I am.
What entertainment industry happening will my clairvoyant unconscious stumble upon next? What other celebrity matchmaking will I manifest as 2011 unfolds?
No one knows…but it seems to be surfacing via my tweets, so your best bet is to follow me on Twitter.