Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lee Garfinkel strikes back, defends mustache

Woke up this morning thinking I should post some more thoughts in the Lee Garfinkel-gets-canned-for-Eric-Silver saga, because what struck me was how, when the swap out was eventually confirmed, the commenters had turned a bit more positive by my subjective estimation. The detractors were still there, of course, but you could see the hatefest slowly playing itself out. The whole incident makes me think we all should have a commenter SWAT team, at the ready, for whenever our reputation is being impugned online. Rally those Facebook friends and Twitter followers!

Anyway, this morning @bmorrissey pointed out that now Lee, back from Antarctica (yes, he was in Antarctica during this whole thing), has stricken back with a 825-word story at in which he mostly defends the trashing of his ... mustache.

He also claims to have started a blog, in which people can continue to comment about him, but he hasn't, really; it's just a parked GoDaddy page, owned by Adweek.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Times' Weekender ads finally get the spoof they deserve

Thank God someone finally made fun of those ads for "The Weekender" package from The New York Times. Whenever I see one, it actually makes me reverse policy and think that maybe it going away wouldn't be such a bad thing after all.