Looking for a possible PR firm/rep with hardcore experience dealing with business and tech press, to push verbiage related to same into the public eye. Drop me a line at cmohney at blackbookmag dot com if interested. No idiots.
“While Gotham is at the science fair, I’m banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I’m shredding “Reign In Blood” on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I’m racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who’ll kill me if I don’t cross the finish line first.”—
“No longer did Internet users need a blog to connect with the world. They could instead post quick updates to complain about the weather, link to articles that infuriated them, comment on news events, share photos or promote some cause — all the things a blog was intended to do.”—Ha! That pretty much sums it all up, in terms of the intentionality of BLOG. Mark it: NYT jumps on Death of Blogwagon. See also: “Although Tumblr calls itself a blogging service, many of its users are unaware of the description and do not consider themselves bloggers…”
A beating death leads to teenagers. The men undergo a body shave; two are eliminated. A man has 24 hours to find his kidnapped son. African prince and royal sidekick come to Queens. The city becomes a glittering wonderland for dreams. The hunting and survival methods of the polar bear. Charlotte; brooch; chest of drawers. Fifty million people are plunged into total darkness. Proposing; skydiving; flooded street. A man seeks revenge against a bully. A female party-goer claims self-defense after killing her attacker. Un complot de intriga y secretos oscuros. A herpetologist helps a detective track her flushed-away pet, now a king-size mutant called Ramone. An escaped convict evades the police and a hit man who thinks he is someone else. Yucatan lime soup; seviche; chicken; chocolate-banana desserts. The bride wears stripes; the flower girls wear gorilla suits. Groom’s sister thinks the bride is a killer. New Yorkers look into a neighbor’s death. A seductress blackmails a married salesman. Detective exits coma, enters murder mystery. A private eye cannot seem to get away from a gambler and his no-good girlfriend. Adam’s disturbed friend abandons his family. Behind the scenes; animals in rehearsal. Deaths caused by spontaneous combustion. The most notorious weather events in recent years. A busy man’s wife has their porch renovated. The weatherman tells of his gastric bypass surgery. New Jersey Cardinals at Staten Island Yankees. Pyramids of Egypt. Latest news and action from the world of golf. Adrenaline pumping sports. A couple needs help with a large basement. A boor causes trouble during Hanukkah. Un hombre intenta vengarse de un asesino.
Through a series of unlikely coincidences Smirnoff is here in the office administering their People’s Challenge, which involves blind-drinknig Smirnoff vs. Absolut. We mostly seem to have made the right choice because they’re still here, serving drinks and such. Everyone assumes I engineered this as a pre-birthday stunt and I’m fine with that assumption. Productivity is rapidly decreasing into a morass of congenial profanity.