Imagine getting a text from a friend saying "You're internet famous." Then imagine finding out that it's from a viral meme that you didn't create, know nothing about, and claims that you're a Trump supporter....when you're not.
That's what happened to Texan Calvin Ballenger.
This Guy >>>>>>>
Now...imagine creating a Trump meme of a crazy-looking guy with two assault rifles that goes viral. Now imagine crazy-looking guy with assault rifles tracking you down.
That's what happened to me.
This whole situation could have gone bad pretty quickly, but it didn't. Calvin was cool and open to talking and I was, to say the least, apologetic and conciliatory.
In this podcast, we discuss what it was like for him to become "internet famous," the current political climate, and what people on the border towns actually think about Trump's plan to build a YUGE wall.
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The picture of Calvin with two assault rifles was originally taken on the set of an independent movie he was working on called "Tejano" by up-and-coming filmmaker David Blue Garcia.
The process of creating this amazingly beautiful independent film is explained here (and it's worth your time to check it out).
Also here and here
Why I made my FIRST FEATURE FILM in my Home town from David Blue Garcia on Vimeo.
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