A few odds and ends …
Hank Garner, a guy who describes himself as “just a fat man trying to get to the truth” has created a new blog titled My Low-Carb Journey. Like Jimmy Moore, he’s making podcasts part of his offerings. And wouldn’t you know it, his first podcast was with The Man himself, Jimmy Moore.
His second podcast, which just went online today, is with yours truly.
The Big Fat Fiasco Speech
I don’t recall who first requested the Big Fat Fiasco speech on DVD, but bless you. I uploaded the speech to YouTube as a way of saying thanks to the many loyal readers who wished me well and said they’d like to see it. I certainly didn’t expect there’d be a market for a DVD version of a speech that was available online for free.
Boy, was I wrong. Once I edited and authored the DVD and put up an order page, we were swamped. I burned DVDs nonstop for days and ended up shipping copies to the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Scotland, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Israel and Afghanistan. We still get orders trickling in every day.
So thank you all for your support… honestly, you blew me away.
Fat Head Direct
Now that we’re in habit of processing DVD orders, we asked our U.S. distributor if they had any issues with us selling Fat Head DVDs directly from the blog site. They said no problem — the only catch is that we can only ship their DVD to U.S. addresses. You can still buy from Amazon, of course, but you’ll notice we’ve changed the sidebar link from Amazon to a direct-order page. Since we do a little better financially without Amazon taking a cut, we’re making the direct-order price $15.00 with shipping included.
Fat Head overseas version
We’ve given up on waiting for our overseas distributor to make DVD deals outside the U.S. They’ve managed to sell the TV rights in several countries, but no DVD rights. For more than a year, I’ve been receiving emails from fans in other countries asking where they can buy a DVD that isn’t region-restricted for North America. I’ve had to tell them to be patient, our distributor is working on it. I’ve even heard from people who confessed to downloading an illegal copy and wondered how they could pay me for it.
Well, enough waiting already. We’re looking into other options to replicate and distribute the film overseas, and we should have the details worked out soon. There won’t be any foreign-language audio tracks or subtitles, but the DVD won’t be region-restricted either.
As a way of saying thanks to fans overseas who order the non-U.S. DVD when it’s ready, I plan to include the Big Fat Fiasco speech as a bonus track. Like the U.S. DVD, it will also include a bonus track of extra interview footage with the people you saw in the film.
Hard to believe, but I’ll turn 52 on Sunday. If only I’d known 30 years ago what I know now about diet and health, I could’ve saved myself a lot of frustration. I might have even kept a full head of hair, according to a new book I’m reading on baldness and nutrition.
But all’s well that ends well. I have a fabulous wife and two daughters I adore (one of whom had her own hair disaster last week, as described on my other blog), I live in a charming town, I work at home, I’m back to writing for print after decades away from it, I correspond with some brilliant doctors and researchers, and I thoroughly enjoy the back-and-forth comments with readers. Life is good. Here’s to 52 more.