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Starwatch: The Quest For Fame 2008: The Year That Mike Broke

Posted by Mike G. on April 16, 2008

So two interesting things have happened to me in the last couple of weeks.

Upon returning to Anchorage I went with a friend who’s in to theater to sign up to be an extra in a short film. After we had the meet and greet, signed some waivers and got the filming schedule we then headed to a bar called the Pioneer.

This bar, as luck would have it, was hosting a Bud Light sponsored rock paper scissors tournament. 40 some people entered the contest and when the smoke cleared and the dust settled I was the one left standing. I could see in to their minds, and more than that I could make them throw the shot I wanted them to. One by one they fell, none of them had a chance.

Heavy hangs the head…

So tomorrow, Thursday the 17th, I will defend my title and if I should emerge victorious, I will be whisked away to Las Vegas to compete on the national stage. The coverage will be on ESPN2, and the prize is 50,000 dollars and immortality. Stay tuned.

Getting back to my screen debut. We’ve spent two long weekends with one more to go filming. It’s a gritty, violent, Roadhouse meets Hardboiled, rockabilly sleaze-fest set in Alaska called “Way Up North”. For my turn I play a drunken lecher who, in the film’s violent barroom blood-soaked climax, is more concerned with ass cleavage spelunking than the vortex of violence that is engulfing the tavern.

It’s been quite an interesting experience to be (a very small) part of. Whether my character makes the final cut remains to be seen but regardless it’s been a blast.

After a very long cold winter it takes these random moments that seem to be in overabundance up here to remind me what I like so much about being in Alaska.

Oh yeah, the Iditarod was fun too

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