Calling All Fanboys!

by The General

MTV, the station that used to be famous for it'\s innovative music videos, put out an APB today looking for fanboys willing to bare their souls to the world... or at least bare their souls to that special breed of bored high school student and stoned undergrad who has enough time on their hands to watch a show like I'm a True Life Fanboy.

If public humiliation is your calling, or if you believe in the redemptive power of Cable TV to better the global standing of fanboys every where, read on...

MTV's original notice.



Are you a young person who is obsessed with a certain book, comic, or video game? MTV’s True Life is looking for young people who are die-hard fans of certain brands, characters, or fantasy series.

Are you obsessed with comic books, anime, fantasy, or manga? Do you like to dress up as your favorite character and attend conventions with other fans? Have you ever waited in line overnight for a book, movie, or videogame release? Do you have tattoos depicting your favorite brand or characters? Have you ever missed work, school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of it? Do you aspire to author your own graphic novel or comic series despite your parents’ disapproval?

If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and want to share the story of your fantasy obsession, email us at fanboy@mtvn.com with all of the details. Be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

Tell MTV why you need to be seen and heard. This is your chance to let others see what your life is all about!

Probably my favorite part is "If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28..." Apparently, appearances are everything.

Sadly, the General is an Old Man™ and will be unable to apply. But, maybe my loss is your gain!


Austin said...

You appear to be younger than 28, especially once the makeup crew gets their hands on The General!

Brandon said...

Ugh. I can see the debacle on the horizon.

Patrick Gaffney said...

It would probably horrify the honchos at MTV, but the wife and I have caught a couple of real life and the ones we have seen have been okay documentaries. The one on Autism was especially good.

Brandon said...

I watched one several years ago on furries. It provided me with great information that I would actually use when I dated a furry.