A lot of inspiration behind a lot of humor: Zach Anner

Monday, June 14, 2010

Two things to know to understand this post:
1) Oprah is running a contest where people post a few-minutes long video pitching their idea for a talk show. As I gather, the winner will get to host said pitched talk show on, I assume, Oprah's new network.  And no, this is not me asking for your vote--I hardly like hearing myself talk, I don't want to bestow that upon the world.
2) I rarely post videos because I rarely watch videos embedded in blogs, but I absolutely implore you to watch the ones within this post.  It is worth it, I promise. I would even consider begging.

Found through John Mayer's blog (in which it was re-blogged from The Daily What, another site I recommend), please watch Zach Anner's pitch.  I've also copied what tDW wrote to accompany the video.  Don't let any doubts overtake you; just watch.

Zach's oprah deal from Zach Anner on Vimeo.
This Is Hilarious, You Should Watch It of the Day: Zach Anner, a young Austinite with cerebral palsy (the sexiest of the palsies), pitches a travel show “designed to inspire people who never thought they could travel” for Oprah’s Your Own Show competition.
Is this man not one of the most incredible people you've ever seen??  He's so genuinely funny and creative and magnetic.  You watch and you think oh my and you automatically put him in a category of "disabled", but then...suddenly, it all disappears.  He becomes this strong, hilarious man who just happens to be in a wheelchair.  For further proof of how awesome he is, this is his vlog response/thank you for all the support he's received:

If you feel inclined, you can vote for his talk show here.

But I'm not posting this for your vote, I simply want to share one amazing man who offered me a little perspective in my day.

PS. To see John Mayer's vlog response to Zach Anner's vlog response, click here.  For once, I am in full accordance with JM.


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