This week, Rob explains why lying is an integral part of the Hollywood ecosystem, and passes along a few pointers on how to do it successfully. Really. We’re not lying – that’s what this episode is actually about.

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  1. JennaStocker Member
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    @roblong “It’s not out of malice. We lie to each other to make things simpler.” In addition to a known unknown in Hollywood life, this could be well-heeded advice to the newly married. How far would any of us be professionally or personally if we fell always into the trap, “Does this make me look fat?” Keep it simple; keep “traffic” moving. Pick and choose your battles, wisely. Another very entertaining Shot!

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  2. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
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    @EugeneKriegsmann

    As an officer in the Navy, I was taught that your personal integrity was an essential part of leadership. I found the same thing to be true in teaching. As such, I avoided even those small “fibs” that one often uses to grease the skids. I have never regretted maintaining that posture. I do find that once one has told me something that I later found out was not true, my trust in that person dropped to zero.

    Of course, I should add that once you reach flag rank, something I never aspired to, lying is de rigeur, and is probably necessary to gain that rank.

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  3. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    So Sandra Bullock doesn’t really think I’m handsome?  Damn . . .

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  4. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

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  5. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    I am sorry, I know that Rob experiments with various drugs, but I am old school. The idea of smokeable CBD sounds to me like a joint. I still have a problem with advertising marijuana or any other formerly illicit drug. It strikes me as one more brick taken out of the wall of civility that separates us from the swamp.

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  6. kedavis Member
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    @kedavis

    Eugene Kriegsmann (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    I am sorry, I know that Rob experiments with various drugs, but I am old school. The idea of smokeable CBD sounds to me like a joint. I still have a problem with advertising marijuana or any other formerly illicit drug. It strikes me as one more brick taken out of the wall of civility that separates us from the swamp.

    I like to think that most of Rob’s listeners are smarter than Rob seems to be.  For sure, I know that I am.

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  7. Blue Yeti Admin
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    It was a limited run and something of an experiment (Kushy’s VP of marketing is a former assistant of Rob’s). Martini Shot is tricky to place ads on because it is much shorter than our typical podcast. But we expect to have some new, more –shall we say– mainstream sponsors on the show shortly. In the meantime, enjoy the commercial free version — just like it was on public radio!

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  8. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    Sponsors come and go a lot on podcasts . . .

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  9. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Stad (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    Sponsors come and go a lot on podcasts . . .

    Yes, but Rob said in the past that one reason he was able to bring Martini Shot back was because of having this sponsor.  And if that only happened because someone there was a past friend/associate/co-worker, and only was for a short time, that may not bode well for his comeback.

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  10. Blue Yeti Admin
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Rob has lost his one sponsor?

    Sponsors come and go a lot on podcasts . . .

    Yes, but Rob said in the past that one reason he was able to bring Martini Shot back was because of having this sponsor. And if that only happened because someone there was a past friend/associate/co-worker, and only was for a short time, that may not bode well for his comeback.

    I doubt he said that because this show is not reliant on sponsorship — it’s just something he enjoys doing. That said, it’s nice to have a sponsor and be remunerated for the time it takes to write and record it.  We are grateful to Kushy Dreams for taking a shot on unproven show (which is what it was at launch). As I mentioned above, the show will be sponsored again in the next month or so. 

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  11. Jim Kearney Contributor
    Jim Kearney
    @JimKearney

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):
    we expect to have some new, more –shall we say– mainstream sponsors on the show shortly

    This is great news. I’ve been a big fan of Martini Shot for a very long time, and used to recommend it to my film school students years back when I taught. 

    Frankly podcasting as a medium does little for me, because most are not enough like Martini Shot. The brevity, the writing, and the tone work together just right. It’s like a comedian who finishes his set with you wanting more, instead of overstaying his welcome onstage. Most other podcasts I’ve heard tend to be rambling, undisciplined, and self-impressed. Martini Shot is tight (in the condensed as opposed to the intoxicated sense), focused, and self-deprecating.

    Whatever the sponsor is, it will be elevated by positioning itself on Martini Shot. It combines an insider’s perspective on a business which is notoriously difficult to penetrate, with a healthy skepticism about the manners and mores thereof. 

     

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