About a month ago, a PR pitch hit my inbox, and because it had to do with The Kite Runner, I didn't delete it immediately as I normally do. The premise was simple: get 100 people together and win a free advanced screening of the movie in your town. I don't know 100 people, so of course, I blogged it.
Just like that old shampoo commercial, I told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on and so on... As a result, we now have more than 100 people signed up to see this mofo next week, for freeeeee!, before everyone else does.
Then I got to thinking, Khaled Hosseini lives in the Silicon Valley, wouldn't it be cool if he came to see the movie with us? After all, we are his local peeps. His Kite Runner posse, if you will. So this is my plea:
Dear Khaled Hosseini.
If by chance this post pops up in your feed reader or your assistant's feed reader or your publicist's feed reader because I've dropped your name a couple three times on purpose hoping to show up in a Google alert somewhere, we'd all love it so much if you could find the time to come to our private screening. We are huge fans of your work and it would mean the world to
meus. We take immense pride in the fact that you are "our own," local to us (by way of Afghanistan, of course). You have an open invitation to join us next week if you are in town and not holed up some LA hotel doing a jillion interviews in advance of the movie's premiere.
Captain of The Silicon Valley Kite Runner Club*
I wonder if he'll show?
* Like a complete douche, I totally get off on titles. Especially ones that don't mean a g.d. thing.