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Rex Sorgatz

Idea: a chain of popup stores. (I don't know what it even means, but it seems like everything is now either a chain or a popup store.)

apr 28
2005

being excerpted is bliss

MAGAZINES

Here I was talking about the Steven Johnson and Tom Friedman excerpts in magazines, but I completely overlooked that I was excerpted in Wired this month. Well, it's a blurb excerpt of this piece I wrote about viral marketing. Here's a picture of the excerpt, which you'll find on page 89 of the current issue on newsstands (the Star Wars one).

TV

No surprise, NBC's version of the The Office is about to get cancelled.

Ladies and gentleman, the most boring tv show of all time.

FILM

Batman Begins trailer.

BLOGS

ifuckedanncoulterintheasshard.blogspot.com. "hard" is such a nice touch.

The Guardian pretends to get a peak on the new Huffington blog. And here's a list of 47 of the supposed 250 super-bloggers lined up. In what could be the strangest list of people of all time, we have Bill Maher, Christie Hefner, David Geffen, David Mamet, Diane Keaton, Gary Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harry Shearer, Jann Wenner, John Cusack, Larry David, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mike Nichols, Norman Mailer, Nora Ephron, Tina Brown, Vernon Jordan, and Walter Cronkite.

LOCAL

Over on MNspeak.com, we have news about Best Buy and some crazy ESPN.com guy.

6 comments

Call me what you will, but, having given The Office US a fair chance (given its predecessor's reputation), I actually...liked it. I was a big fan of Sports Night and noticed that you have to hang out while everyone finds their mark, both onscreen and off. SN was clunky at the beginning, too. I don't disagree with the decision to cancel the show (who am I anyway?), but I hope people won't make it into another Ishtar (which I also love).

posted by dave at 12:57 PM on April 28, 2005

hmm.. I was just thinking that in an alternate publishing world Wired would actually be a mag that collected the best online content and turned into a print mag. It always seems such a suprise to see internet journalism meander onto print, like some cross dimension event that should just never BE. But don't tell me you didn't get that tingle on the back of the back seeing your name in print. That print tingle is here to stay, and well deserved it is too. Bravissimo.

posted by davey at 2:02 PM on April 28, 2005

i'm laughing so hard (oops, pun) at the ann coulter thingy, i can't breathe...oh my! so good. & yay wired blurb! and the star wars issue to boot.

posted by melina at 3:57 PM on April 28, 2005

The comments section made it past 4/26. All those who had the over can collect.

posted by gamblinwad at 4:53 PM on April 30, 2005

I owe someone money, cuz I didn't think it would be here still. (Blogging has been a little light though -- working hard on MNspeak.com)

posted by Rex at 3:52 AM on May 1, 2005

"The Office" was a big, fat disappointment to me. I expected "live-action Dilbert", I got ... well, it was crap. I watched 15 minutes of the premiere, and I *literally* never cracked a smile. Just sat there looking at it, wondering what substance was abused by the people who green-lit this train wreck.

posted by Jeff at 9:31 PM on May 1, 2005




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