Posing with my Shorty Award.
A few days ago I had the honor of receiving a Shorty Award in the Music category. The Shorty Awards recognize those individuals who have expert-level mastery (or just plain obsessive use) of Twitter. The prize included a free trip to NYC and a chance to mix n' mingle with other Twitter savvy folks. CNN's Rick Sanchez hosted the event, and MC Hammer presented some of the awards (including mine) alongside Rick. I had a great time and met a lot of really cool people, many of whom I hope to stay in touch with. Highlights of the trip include getting a personal tour of the Marvel Comics Headquarters (thanks, Agent M!!), hanging out with my oldest and dearest friend Greg and his wife Laura (Thanks again for putting me up), and of course hanging out with MC Hammer. More can be read about this event here, here, here, and here. (and also here)
Thanks to Kelly and Daniela for the pictures!
Hammer and Hunter - U Can't Touch This!
I tapped the mic to prove once and for all that the feedback you ALWAYS hear in movies when people step up to the podium doesn't really happen! It's a fallacy!
Two dapper lads: Greg Martin (my BFF of nearly 30 years) and myself.
Charles Trippy and myself. He won the Shorty for Humor.
Accepting my Shorty.
CNN's Rick Sanchez and myself.
Hammer and Rick Sanchez laugh at my jokes (or at my expense!)
Hammer apologizing for joking at my expense. Don't worry, Hammer. It's all good.
Look! My first Shorty! (the gentleman behind me is obviously jealous)
Like I said in my acceptance speech: "Thanks 2 everyone who nominated/voted for me; my friends, fans & followers; readers of tranquilmammoth.com; & especially all the @AFI fans." Follow me on twitter and maybe next year YOU'LL be meeting MC Hammer!