One after the other, Martin Sargent's shows-on television, on cell phones, and online-have been brutally cancelled. When his most recent effort, Infected by Martin Sargent, was axed by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, Martin finally cracked. At the show's final taping, Martin doused himself in... Read More
If you've passed out on as many mattresses that have been left on the street as I have, you'll really appreciate today's Lil' Internet Superstar!
You know how sometimes you put on a pair of slacks you haven't worn in a few years and find a twenty-dollar bill in the pocket? Or maybe some undone drugs? Or a knife all good and caked up with blood you thought you may have left in that nursing home you robbed back in '04, when you were going through a little bit of a rough patch? It's a great, feeling, right? Well sometimes the same kind of thing can happen with finding websites you'd forgotten all about.
Back in 2001, I remember showing the site StreetMattress.com on this old TV show I was on called The Screen Savers. And when I found the site again last week, I couldn't believe it was still active, in much the same regard most people view my career.
After all, the site is just clearinghouse for people to upload photographs of mattresses found lying on the street. Kind of funny, but not something you'd think would have staying power, right? Wrong! Lo and behold, it's more popular than ever, with at least a baker's dozen new photos of piss-soaked mattresses getting uploaded on the daily, or about 18,000 photos since the site began.
Amazing, right? And kind of depressing when you realize that a site about soiled mattresses that have been jettisoned to the street gets more daily submissions than your Internet TV show does views.
But regardless of my mixed feelings towards being reunited with this old online friend, StreetMattress.com is today's Internet Superstar.
Have a nomination for an Internet Superstar? Send it to martin at revision3 dot com, and be sure to watch a new, full-length version of this show every Wednesday.