It is a fine line between following our Tradition of attraction rather than promotion, but this is both an awareness opportunity as well as a chance to make amends. So, please move forward with cautious optimism.
Candor Entertainment is looking to help people get over their obsessions and addictions. We are a production company in Los Angeles, and we are casting for a new TV show about people who are fanatical about something to the point it has started to have a negative impact on their lives. It can be anything from Harry Potter to The Red Sox to Lip Balm. The aim of the show is to help people let the negative thing stop running their lives. If interested, tell us about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 1997, Kevin C. and the Silicon Valley chapter of Lip Balm Anonymous appeared on TV in a two-part investigative expose on a daily comedy series in a segment called “Lip Smack.” In addition, there were testimonies from celebrities such as Cindy Crawford and John Leguizamo.
This was the first television interview we did for Lip Balm Anonymous back in 1997. The show was The Internet Cafe, a spinoff of the popular Computer Chronicles that aired on PBS stations. The episode was The Weird Web, and featured LBA along with a Mr. T fansite, a girl who was into tattoos, and other oddities.
It just so happened that this was filmed in Palo Alto, CA and I was living in the next city, so this was awfully convenient. The funny thing about this show was that it was filmed in a “cyber cafe” (remember those?) that quickly went out of business. The Internet Cafe lived on for a few years.
The LBA interview starts at the 2:15 mark in the video.
Thanks to the Internet Archive for making the show available all these years later. Gotta love those now-retro Netscape browser screens.
Great story from Amy Robach today about ChapStick addiction. Her story is similar to mine: she got hooked on ChapStick received on Christmas morning.