the most bizarre thing....

Anything else on your mind that you would like to discuss with other like-minded people.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
User avatar
jonathan
Elephant
Posts: 1108
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:39 pm
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

the most bizarre thing....

#1 Postby jonathan » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:27 pm

happened at work today.

i have just started a new job at real foods (veggie, bar fish oil, wholefood shop) in edinburgh and today was my second day.

yesterday was funny because i had about 4 or 5 people come up to me and ask me if i was really vegan (i was wearing my vegan power vest) - conversation going something along the lines of:

" - are you really vegan?
- yes
- really?
- yes
- really
- yes
- do you supplement
- no
- really?
- no
- really?! "

you get the idea!

so today i was wearing the same vest and a woman came up to me and asked me what i lifted. strange question to come from someone in her 60's. i told her and she was impressed.

so then she asked me if wanted to appear in a film.

*pretty shocked!*

i asked her what it was about and she explained. it is going to be a documentary type film about the injustices faced by people with physical disabilities, and how in the UK they are barred from certain establishments because some types of disabilities are not recognised by government agencies.
she said that i was to appear in two scenes, one as a lifeguard at a swimming pool (she originally asked me if i was a swimmer) and one in a gym.
in the lifeguard scene im supposed to be absentmindedly inspecting my nails by the poolside or something and in the gym i am supposed to be lifting big weights. this is intended to contrast the disabled people who are often not allowed in such environments.
she said that i was the biggest most muscled guy she had met so would be good for the role.

crazy stuff - shooting is going to be next month or the one after - obviously i will wear some sort of vegan vest in the gym if i can get away with it!

and the film is going to be broadcast on channel 4 (for those of you not in the UK its one of the main 5 terrestrial channels) so it could go out to a few million people.

its mad that one minute you are sweeping the floor in a shop and the next you are offered a place in a film!

jonathan
Squat
Press
Eat
Repeat

User avatar
brendan
Rabbit
Posts: 188
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: St. Louis, Mo.
Contact:

#2 Postby brendan » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:34 pm

Dude, that's so cool! Congratulations. And if you can, when the film is ready, get it online so we can watch it. :D

User avatar
Richard
Site Admin
Posts: 6064
Age: 34
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm
Location: England
Contact:

#3 Postby Richard » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:50 pm

That's cool man, congratz. But are you really vegan? and I mean REEEEALLY. Also I am a twat

User avatar
veganmadre
Elephant
Posts: 1056
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:41 pm
Location: Pittsburgh

#4 Postby veganmadre » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:58 pm

That's totally cool! Congratulations! And I was feeling bad that you'd have to take your anarachist politics to work and not share with us....if taking them to work means getting this awesome opportunity, I guess it makes it a little better!! :D
Making Prudish Americans Uncomfortable - one photo at a time.

User avatar
robert
Site Admin
Posts: 21053
Age: 36
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:05 pm
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

#5 Postby robert » Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:45 pm

Awesome Jonathan!

Welcome to the film industry!

I know what you mean about those coversations with people. I've had my share of them, and Topher too. That is one reason why Topher and I often wear shirts similar to the one you were wearing. Something like Vegan Power or Vegan Bodybuilding, they get attention, and start up conversations.

Again, congratulations man, keep us updated!

-Robert

Check out my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness Book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Bodybuildin ... 497&sr=1-1

User avatar
V VII Hero
Gorilla
Posts: 731
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm

#6 Postby V VII Hero » Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:05 pm

congrats jonathan. you are the biggest vegan alive :D

make sure to videotape it for me, so I can see a copy!

kollision
Elephant
Posts: 1448
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 1969 7:00 pm

Re: the most bizarre thing....

#7 Postby kollision » Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:38 pm

jonathan wrote:happened at work today.

i have just started a new job at real foods (veggie, bar fish oil, wholefood shop) in edinburgh and today was my second day.

yesterday was funny because i had about 4 or 5 people come up to me and ask me if i was really vegan (i was wearing my vegan power vest) - conversation going something along the lines of:

" - are you really vegan?
- yes
- really?
- yes
- really
- yes
- do you supplement
- no
- really?
- no
- really?! "

you get the idea!

so today i was wearing the same vest and a woman came up to me and asked me what i lifted. strange question to come from someone in her 60's. i told her and she was impressed.

so then she asked me if wanted to appear in a film.

*pretty shocked!*

i asked her what it was about and she explained. it is going to be a documentary type film about the injustices faced by people with physical disabilities, and how in the UK they are barred from certain establishments because some types of disabilities are not recognised by government agencies.
she said that i was to appear in two scenes, one as a lifeguard at a swimming pool (she originally asked me if i was a swimmer) and one in a gym.
in the lifeguard scene im supposed to be absentmindedly inspecting my nails by the poolside or something and in the gym i am supposed to be lifting big weights. this is intended to contrast the disabled people who are often not allowed in such environments.
she said that i was the biggest most muscled guy she had met so would be good for the role.

crazy stuff - shooting is going to be next month or the one after - obviously i will wear some sort of vegan vest in the gym if i can get away with it!

and the film is going to be broadcast on channel 4 (for those of you not in the UK its one of the main 5 terrestrial channels) so it could go out to a few million people.

its mad that one minute you are sweeping the floor in a shop and the next you are offered a place in a film!

jonathan


Congrats mate. I was about to say, "Is she saying that you are disabled because you are vegan?!". Lift them weights mate!


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests