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Bart Gets to Sit Up Front, Because He’s a Good Guy at Sports

Hey, remember when the Simpsons was good?

Anyway.  That’s what I thought of when I got an email from another Anonymous PA:

Almost nobody I work with is a “real” fan of movies or TV. I read THR and Variety every morning, and a few other industry new sources so I can chat about things with people, but most of the time nobody knows what i’m talking about.

There are a few exceptions but for the most part, all they talk about is sports. Sports, sports, sports. It’s like Spanish to me. I feel like there is nobody for me to talk with. I mean, nobody on my show has heard of “The Room” or “Dr. Horribles’s Sing-along-blog.”

Is this true on your show? Are you a sports fan? Have you heard of Dr. Horrible? Do you think I should try to become a sports fan, for politic’s sake in my Career? Do you think Pro Athletes talk about movies all day in the locker room/dug outs?

Like you, I don’t know anything about sports.  But, stereotype or not, most men do.

And, also like you, I’ve met a lot of people who don’t know anything about the business.  They don’t know what movie is coming out this weekend, or what shows are the highest rated.

That being said, I don’t think it’s wise to try and fake an interest in sports.  It takes years of immersion in a subject to be able to converse intelligently about it without having to consult a sports almanac.

Surely there’s more to life than sports and movies?  You could try talking about politics, for instance.

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  1. What to do for the guy who follows both and works with boobs who follow neither? And I’m from Chicago, where they just shut down countless city blocks for the Stanley Cup and all anybody here could say is “Oh, like, Hockey?” Better to stop relying on work as your only basis for friends and get out to places where people a lot more like you congregate. Like the Arclight or something.

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