67 years. One job. Not many people can say that, if any. But Vin Scully is one of a kind. And this week, he couldn't be going out in better style. His last call at Dodger Stadium was a walk-off homerun, clinching the National League West Division Championship for the Dodgers.
Now, all this talk about retirement and Vin saying goodbye got me thinking: What will he do with all the spare time? A 67-year habit is hard to break. Well, I made some guesses, along with a little parody video. Please excuse my Vin Scully impression...I don't purport to have the perfect impersonation of Vin down pat or anything. I'm just a fan who's having a hard time saying goodbye, and wants to lighten the sad mood with some humor. Enjoy!
Recently I had the pleasure of hooking up with a digital media design company called Oddboy out of New Zealand. They have created a fun mobile game app called Jrump, which has generated a lot of buzz around the world. features a futuristic Donald as president in 2017, set in a post-apocalyptic Earth. I guess you can tell which way the politics sway with this game. All that aside, I did the voice-over for the video to promote the game, using my Donald Trump impression. Special thanks to Tom Bellamy of Oddboy for inviting me to participate. This game looks like it will be yuuuuge. You can watch the promo video below:
Thrillist, a site for lists of all kinds, has compiled a list of the best Donald Trump impressions of the 2016 Presidential Election Cycle. It was released a couple months ago, but I happened upon it during a Google search of myself(admit it, you do it too). I was pleased to see that out of 35, I ranked #10. Now, full disclosure, it does start out as a tongue-and-cheek list. Jeb Bush doesn't do a Donald Trump impression for a living. But when they got to me, I was flattered at what they had to say:
"As far as voice-work is concerned, it's tough to beat Harthen. His Bill Clinton is near flawless, too -- even HRC loves him."
A big thank you to Sean Fitz-Gerald for including me among some very talented people, sans Jeb Bush.