I get some weird e-mails, letters and faxes at work. You really never know what could come next.
But then there's the really odd stuff. Here's a fax that landed my on my desk just before I left for vacation Friday:
Sir or Madam,
My name is Timothy Cullen. Please go to my website mentioned above to read movie outlines I have written. It is my deam to have at least one of my movie outlines made into a Hollywood motion picture. Superstar actor Tom Cruise is my main choice and desire to play the leading character in most of the outlines I wrote. It would be greatly appreciated if you sent a letter on my behalf to, Creative Artists Agency 9830 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, Ca. 90212. Please attn; the letter you send on my behalf to Mr. Tom Cruise. When you send your important letter asking this actor to please consider my request also include my address listed above. Note; please mail me a copy of the letter you sent on my behalf.
What is someone to make of this? I finally went to the Web site today and looked around. Cleary Timmy's been sending this out to every newspaper, to the person who handles film. I don't know if the dude's got some problems or something, but this is an odd, odd site. You can also learn about his ideas on Social Security, which are important enough to him that he called all 435 members of Congress ... in the middle of the night, he says. He couldn't leave a long message because the voicemails would only allow 45 seconds, so he wrote it out here.
My favorite movie outline is for "Scarface 2." These things are hysterical, and not in a good way. I sort of feel bad for mocking; well, not really. He faxed this letter.
But after going to the Web site, I realize the guy might just be crazy, which, of course, makes perfect sense since he loves Tom Cruise.