Last week I was contacted by CBS3 internet reporter (and former Miss Pennsylvania) Nicole Brewer about creating a site profile for the station. The webcast would chronicle the fascinating world of toynbeeidea.com and more specifically my bizarre obsession with the Toynbee tiles. Self-promoter that I am, I did 2 things:
1. I said yes.
2. I opened up the interview to fellow tile scholars Justin Duerr and Colin Smith.
In expanding and re-framing the story, I both diluted the whole free-advertising potential of the interview and made it more interesting. The story shifted from a boring site profile to an awesome story about the tiles… which as you know, I am unusually obsessive about.
For a couple of hours on Friday afternoon we stood on noisy center city streets expounding on the mystery of the tiles and looking generally weird. One friend who saw the video said that we looked like “quite a bunch” out there.
All in all, it was a fun experience. Nicole was great and I believe that she left with a genuine interest in all things Toynbee tile related. To see the video, visit Nicole’s site here: