Monday, January 3, 2011

Robot Love

I admire people who are willing to put it all on the line to make something cool. People who are able to push aside the fear of failure, and are willing to try something new, no matter what it takes.

People like my friend Murphy.

I think I have mentioned Murphy before here, usually in the sense that we both were in D.C. at the same time, both love bad T.V., and both speak sarcasm fluently. However, I don't think I have ever mentioned that he is also very creative, very funny, and has a drive that would be admired by Ghengis Khan.

Right now, Murphy is working on his latest project "Boop Beep," a cardboard robot romantic comedy short film. You know, because there are so many of those around. Oh, wait -- NO THERE AREN'T -- and that's what makes it brilliant. Truly, truly brilliant. What makes it suck? The fact all movies, no matter how long or short, cost money to make. Murphy has two adorable kids, and we all know those don't come cheap, so he's asking for a little help in the film fundraising department.

Wait! Wait! Don't go!

I am not asking you to give him thousands of dollars. If I thought you could do that I would be asking you to give thousands of dollars to me. No, what I am asking is that you at least "like" the film's Facebook page. Maybe go to the film's Cafe Press store and buy a coffee mug. You like coffee, right? Or, if you are really feeling like a mogul, you can make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation and possibly be listed in the credits.

C'mon! I bet you give to the NPR pledge drives, and you don't even get a tote bad any more from those! Also, this push won't last for two weeks! Plus, you'll be a part of something really cool. How could you not love that?

I know I do.


Anonymous said...

I've been intrigued by robot love since the start of the vaguely hinted at longtime companion type relationship between R2 D2 and C 3PO.
Who would have thought it could work so well between a little astromech and a tall metallic protocol droid?
What do you mean my geek is showing?

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Can you send Murphy over here when he's done?


JenS said...

Nice of you to do this post for your friend.

Kelley said...

I'm going to like his page right...NOW!

Kelly said...

The shirts are really cute. Did you order one for Meg?

Anonymous said...

OMG! I read that as "speak sarcasm flatulently". I just about snorted coffee out my nose!