My job is weird.
Take today, for example. I woke up at 5:30 AM, took a very sleepy train to Manhattan, and walked to the CBS Broadcast Center on 56th Street. I waited in line with the crew for the 7 AM programming shift, and was eventually escorted to a room where pretty women put makeup on me and tried to make me look less like the shiny-faced assault on fashion sense that I am. (A noble, if somewhat doomed, cause.) I was then ushered to a studio where I put on a microphone, sat down on a couch, and proceeded to talk about superheroes’ love lives for approximately six minutes on live television.
And then I went home and began my normal routine of writing about superheroes, superhero movies, and comic books.
Yes, this actually happened:
Many thanks to WLNYTV and the CBS-2 team, as well as the “Live On The Couch” crew for inviting me to join them on the show. They’re a fun bunch, and it was great to pair up with my pal Lucas Siegel from Newsarama for this gloriously geeky segment.
By the way, Lucas and I decided beforehand to try and work the word “crisis” into our conversation somehow, as a subtle nod to the comics crowd watching the show. I’m thrilled that I was able to slip it into my very first response.