As I have talked about on Twitter (@steveaustinBSR), I recently finished signing 35,000 autographs for THQ’s new video game WWE 13. The picture cards I signed will go in select Austin 3:16 Editions of the game. I had originally agreed to sign 25,000 cards. Then THQ wanted an additional 10,000. Since I am recovering from knee surgery I certainly have the time. I agreed to the extra 10k cards. I let the boxes of cards sit in the garage for a while and figured “I’ll get em done later”…I should have started signing them immediately…I finally got around to opening one of the boxes and at that time it dawned on me. 35,000 is a shit pile of signatures.
So I rig up my kitchen table and get all situated. I used silver liquid paint pens to sign the cards and it was a pain in the ass to keep the pens properly charged up to get a good signature. I start writing my name-STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN…..OVER…AND OVER…AND OVER…AND OVER…You get the point. Now for those that don’t know me, I have a real hard time sitting still. Now, I ain’t talking nervous, twitchy, weird, can’t sit still…Cause I can sit for hours watching football, etc. But sitting at a table and writing STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN gets real old real fast…Especially when you’re signing up to 8 or more hours a day. Working with them damn paint pens is enough to send you over the edge. I used a couple hundred dollars worth of pens on this extravaganza. I am an official expert on paint pens. If you have a paint pen problem, I can fix it. Yep…I am a certified paint pen mechanic. Anyway…Back to the story.
Now don’t get me wrong, you may be saying to yourself-“Shit. All that motherf#cker is doing is writing his damn name.” I ain’t saying it was physically hard…I’m saying I was bored to death. Hell, every job I ever had was Manual labor, with a capital M. Between going to PT for my knee, going to the gym, going to meetings, and all the other BS I do, it took 6 weeks or so to sign them damn cards. 35,000 of em. And that’s the end of that story.
On another note, yesterday we shot the PR stuff for Redneck Island. Last season was damn good. Deep thinking, far reaching, philosophical television that changed the lives of literally millions across the globe…Alright, BS! Redneck Island was a damn good time last season. Great cast and a cool host. Season 2 will be BIGGER, BADDER, AND REDDER THAN EVER.
I leave for Mexico in a few days. Couple days to settle in and then we roll cameras and start filming the brutality, calamity, and hilarity, that is Redneck Island. I am going to push these people to be there bestest,(invented word) and reddest, in an all out endeavor for one person to walk off the island with $100,000 dollars.
I am going to send daily updates during the entire shoot. Check the website for info.
On a last but not least note, BSR GEAR is up and running. Tshirts, caps, and hoodies available. New designs coming soon.
That is all, ladies and germs. Thank you for stopping by.