Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight K. Schrute from The Office, was at CNN today! The Brit hostilely made me submit an iReport, which quickly became a monster in the newsroom. Behold:
Email from The Brit:
Subject: I don’t see a submission from your Dwight bobblehead yet
So like the good obedient child that I am, I put together my very first iReport:
Next email from The Brit:
The iReport team are complaining that you didn’t send video…
Comments from inside the building, useful suggestion at end.
The Brit: I made her send it!
The Brit: and have berated her for it not being video
DW: Thank you, saves me from having to do it.
DW: I’m betting not first time she’s gotten berated for “doesn’t follow directions.”
DW: it’s gotten 56 hits in 14 minutes.
The Brit: really? oh lord, she’ll be insufferable. But 50 of those prob from inside here
DW: i don’t know how the click counts work internally. she didn’t even have her picture in her profile. i’m pretty sure some of our users get additional clicks because of picture they choose
The Brit: it’s her first submission, bless her
DW: i’m just saying. she’s got her logo. i’m estimating that picture of female is good for at least a 10% increase in clicks. more if they’re cute.
More, via IM:
The Brit: … But I have created a whole new audience for dpnation …
DP: i just changed my profile pic
The Brit: a man wandering past my cube says “that’ll work”
And somewhere out of this, I think got hitched:
y++: breaking news!
y++: Deeps is now my gf
Skybil: Let me start spreading rumors …
y++: fictional, perhaps, but where’s the line these days
y++: yes yes, she’s my gf
Skybil: True. Lots of relationships are based on fiction!
DW comes through on my iReport, clears for on air usage!
DW: “I’ll make an exception and vet this one.”
Q&A between DW and DP (required for iReports used on CNN):
Did you take the picture? — YES and those are my bobbles (Teixiera is a gift from the Brit herself)
What kind of camera did you use? — iPhone, hence why the picture quality is so awful
Where do you live? NYC
What do you do? MBA/online celebrity/bacon enthusiast
Are you over 18? pretty sure, yes.
They begin to realize they’ve created a monster:
Skybil: You’ve made Dana insufferable!!
Skybil: I blame you
Skybil: Good point
Going live in 3.. 2..
The Brit: make sure you watch this thing on dotcom live
The Brit: there may be a surprise for you
Wes’ brush with fame and 20/20 hindsight:
Wes: OMG OMG I just got to shake dwight schrute’s hand
Wes: he even talked to me
Wes: bet you’re regretting business school now
Dwight signing T’s [exercise] ball.
m++’s ultimate plan:
m++: skybil has given me a strategy on how to get you down here
m++: deeps, your hair looks terrible, you need to visit your stylist here
[he may be onto something here..]