57 hours remain, and spirits are low.
Three weeks ago, while beaming in the confidence that the project would be funded, I opened a $100,000 line of credit with CBC National Bank. I immediately took leave of my "real job" and employed a crack staff of 16 to develop my script, promote the project via the Twitterrealm, and take copious dictation while working out of a deluxe suite at the Four Seasons Buckhead. And yesterday, bright and early, I canned their asses.
I'm okay with the debt. I'll figure out...something. I already bought a Powerball ticket while extremely teary-eyed and drunk. But the real pain, the REAL hurt, the kind that can only come from watching OUR dream of Daniel Stern playing the guy from The Spin Doctors go down in unfunded and unrealized misery -- that's the pain I'm feeling today. It just might not happen, folks.
And so, I'd like to introduce something new: The Impossible Push. T.I.P. is "code" for the effort we ALL must find within ourselves to come up with $4,997,895 by Thursday. PUSH!
You like The Spin Doctors, right? PUSH.
You liked the tall guy who fell down a lot in Home Alone, right? PUSH IT.
You've longed for a film that satisfies your funny bone, your drama bone, your biopic bone, and your soundtrack bone, right? PUSH IT WELL.
Give yourself to the Spin It To Win It project one last time, if only by mentioning it to a stranger on the bus. Give a reasonably-amusing idea a real shot at life. Give...THE IMPOSSIBLE PUSH.
Rev. D.E. Nadolny