Thursday, October 27, 2011

MTV True Life contacted me... wait, what?

 I got out of class today, hit up the dining hall and then Store 24 for some weekend provisions. I got back to my apartment to see this email in my blog's inbox:

Dear University of Nonsensical Happenings,

My name is Laura Desmond and I'm helping to produce an episode of MTV's Emmy award-winning documentary series, "True Life." We are currently making an episode about young people who are addicted to marijuana. I am reaching out to you to see if your blog can help us spread the word about this episode and connect with young people interested in sharing their stories.

"True Life" has been on MTV for over ten years, and it covers important social and personal issues for young people in a straightforward, empathic style that respects its participants and its impressionable viewers. Our style allows the young people to tell their own stories, in their own voices, without a reporter or narrator. We simply follow them through their lives, without affecting their choices in any way, and we capture real life as it happens.

Our goal, as with all episodes of True Life, is to put young people across the country in our subjects’ shoes. We hope that, by portraying the most intimate moments of our subjects’ lives, we will help young people understand complex personal and social issues. We have no moral, religious, or political agendas, and aim only to objectively tell the story from our subject’s perspective.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions! Thank you for your time and consideration.

So that is a real email I received today from a production assistant from Punched in the Head Productions, the company that runs MTV True Life. She left her name, company position and phone number and it all checks out with their website, so as far as I know this is actually real and not spam. I mean they had to of searched for college blogs, found this and my email under the contact tab so it's not like a generated bot.  I guess if you're interested, email me and I can send you their contact info. I don't really expect any of you to reply, but I had to post this because I think this is actually pretty hilarious and kind of cool... Although I'm not sure whether I should be excited or depressed. Maybe I'd be more supportive if MTV (Music Television) actually played music. Zing!

Have a nice Hallowcoming weekend.

Stay classy, not UMassy.


  1. of course they choose UNH.....

  2. druggiest school in the country

  3. Weekend provisions being a 6 pack and a tilt... see what I did there?

  4. "Hey man, people on campus listen to you, would you be interested in helping us exploit your fellow students for our TV show? Oh, and as for your compensation, there won't be any money. But when you die, on your death bed, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you were instrumental in composing a forgettable forty-two minutes of television at your peers' expense."

    So you've got that going for you. Which is nice.

  5. hahahah wow. this is too good to be true. i know quite a few people that are 100% addicted to marijuana. Even though its not physically addictive (neither is coke btw, hence calling it a habit), but in the same way that you can be addicted to sex or gambling, you can be addicted to pot. And believe you me, I am addicted to pot. I have no desire to quit, and it has absolutely no detrimental effects on my life. I just enjoy and it excentuates my experiences. Ive quit for several weeks at a time on several occasions without ill effects, as well as for 3 months after graduating college so i could find a job. The bottom line is, im a functioning pothead, and i wouldnt have it any other way. please contact me about this because i think it would be an incredible experience i would be absolutly thrilled to take part and voice my opinion. im actually in the process of trying to write a book about it to try to get it legalized but that's a tale for another day.

    My email address is and my number is 508 838

  6. .....hahahahahahahahaha

  7. Sounds like someone is a little desperate for their 15 minutes of fame

  8. Mr. UMass up there should take an English class before trying to write a book...