I often get asked, “Why ThrillCam?”
Okay, not often, but occasionally.
To be perfectly honest, rarely…
Rarely do they ask.
On that rare occasion, I must first ask them for clarification.
The person usually responds, “No, Elizabeth, I understand why you married him. What I mean is, why the NAME ThrillCam?”
I know I’ve explained this before in various blog posts, but it finally dawned on me to add some video footage to back my story.
You see, I’ve called ThrillCam, ThrillCam, since the 1980’s when we met and fell in love in college.
(Baylor University, by the way–Sic ’em!!!)
IT WAS THE EIGHTIES, PEOPLE!!!!
We were young, skinny, had more hair, and gosh, I want those legs back…
Anyway, during that time, The David Letterman Show was doing an reoccurring segment on his show called, Late Night Thrill-Cam!
(Oh, and my husband’s name is Cameron.)
Scroll forward to the time 7:10 to watch the segment:
The ThrillCam was such a roaring success, the David Letterman Show added new versions of the ThrillCam:
(Audio is not great, sorry.)
If I remember correctly, David Letterman also had the Late Night CowCam. (I’m thinking the whole Late Night ________Cam fizzled out after the CowCam. Can’t imagine why…)
Anyway, my husband’s nickname has stuck, at least, for me. Surely no one else would want to call him ThrillCam, which, I believe I’m safe in saying, he greatly appreciates.
No matter what you call him, he’ll always be my beloved.