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Had an awesome night at The Moth Grand Slam. Read eighth out of nine storytellers, and gave it my all. Judging-wise, I placed in the bottom third, but maybe half a dozen people came up to me at the end to tell me they liked my story best. SECRET SPECIAL AUDIENCE FAVORITE :)
Why the discrepancy between judges and audience? Perhaps just that: sexy nerds with high self-esteem only play well to sexy nerds with high self-esteem. Witness: Steve Jobs. Reviled in his sexual prime.
Plus I made crusty old Don Hall crack up a lot from the stage, which was awesome. He has thus transformed from Don Hall, The Man Who Made ‘Professional Asshole’ His Personal Brand into Don Hall, Beloved Radio Personality.
I’ll post the audio once I have it in my hot little hands!