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Michael Bay Walks Off Stage at CES After Teleprompter Malfunction

Written by Jeremy Shane on Monday, January 06 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Michael Bay Walks Off Stage at CES After Teleprompter Malfunction

Apparently, even big shot Hollywood directors are human and have flaws.

Samsung brought in director Michael Bay to talk about film-making and tie it into their CES press conference today, but a teleprompter malfunction left Bay frazzled and he quickly left the stage.  We should probably make jokes here, because that is what we do, but I have too many issues with speaking in front of large crowds myself, so I sympathize.  Instead, I'll turn to the internet for help.

"I mean, come on. Bay can't talk to an audience without a teleprompter?" said Reddit user 'penisfingers', who has routed all verbal communications entirely over the internet for the last sixteen years.

"What kind of a person has to walk off a stage because he's nervous speaking in front of people?" wondered blogger Milton B., who once wrote a long-winded blog post blaming the patriarchy for girls not liking him because he's too short. "What a nerd."

"What a loser," said Timay, a longtime comic book reader who breaks out in visible flop sweat whenever he's forced to speak to a woman who isn't his mom.

"Don't have time for questions, I have to come up with a joke for Twitter about Bay needing a script for his own thoughts," said snarky reporter Chude Mirror, who lives on the tears of the downtrodden.

Or, at least, that's what I imagine we'll see if we cared to look.

Anyway, he begins "Hollywood is a place that creates a viewing escape," but it quickly gets sidetracked there, even after they attempt to "wing it."  Bay soon just apologizes and walks off the stage, leaving Samsung president Tim Baxter there to deal with it himself.


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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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