Kevin recently criticized some dude named Bill Brummell after reading a corny quotation on a Starbucks cup. Turns out, this Brummell dude is a tv producer/documentarian. Remember "Night Tracks" from the '80s? Sure you do! It was a music video show that came on TBS on Saturday nights spanning into Sunday morning. That was his baby. Apparently he works for FOX now. Anyway, this dude has evidently been reading Kevin's blog, and specifically that particular post. Kevin's analogy was that Brummel's poem is like something written by "every 8th grade girl ever".
Over at my other place, I recently wrote something about Ted Leonsis, who is majority owner of the Washington Capitals and vice chairman of AOL. He markets himself as a really approachable and "normal" guy, and he actually does a great job of reaching out to the public. On two occasions that I know of, he's invited Caps bloggers to watch a game from his owner's box. He also extended a really nice gift to all the season ticket holders who stayed on board through the lockout.
My post, though was criticism of his completely absurd "101 goals in life". I called him, among other things, "arrogant", "self-serving" and "decadent". Here's what may have been the one, though:
The whole list, to me, reeks of arrogance. Especially the way he checks them off the way a leathery bar whore adds notches to her lipstick case. Maybe he's a really swell guy, but you lose your "normal guy" cred when one of your goals in life is
15 Net worth of one billion dollars, after taxes
Anyway, Mr. Leonsis caught wind of it, and sent me a short e-mail, telling me that he likes Wilco and "Raising Arizona" and that he grew up in the town where the Hurricanes' minor league team plays (Lowell, Mass), while going to public school. He said he left a comment on the blog, but he must have been foiled by the robot protection, because I never saw the comment. Oh, and yes, it really was him.
Maybe we can make this into a game. See who can get traffic on their blog from the person in the highest position after writing bad stuff about them.
Kleenex Girl Wonder Ponyoak