Thursday, July 09, 2009

A Public Plea to the Organizers of the 24 Hour Video Race of Dallas

Please don’t ever hold the race on Memorial Day Weekend again.

Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please.

I have standing family obligation every year on that weekend and therefore it throws a wrench into Dog Food Productions’ participation. I know we’re only one team and it doesn’t really mean much.

But, the Race is really all we have in life. Seriously. We’ve got nothing.

We love the Race and look for to each year. Without it, we dive headlong into a downward spiral of depression, infighting, backstabbing, shoplifting and inappropriate name-calling.

We’ve participated 5 times and each time we’ve done one step better...

2003 - Finished our film in time, but couldn't get it on the required tape format. That hurt.

2004 - Finished race, didn’t make the finals.

2006 - Finished race, made the finals, didn’t place.

2007 - Won 3rd place in our division.

2008 - Won 2nd place in our division.

2009 – Couldn't participate because of the date. That hurt more than 2003.

2010 and beyond - Who’s to say?

Hopefully you will have pity on us and keep it away from Memorial Day Weekend. We don’t need to win, we don’t need to place, we don’t need to make the finals, we just need to race and finish.

The future and well being of this handful of idiots rest solely in your hands.

But no pressure.