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Is that an endangered species sitting on his head?
I'd like to read his new "Dear Ken" feature.
"Dear Ken: I am pale and Irish. I've been pale and Irish my whole life. I resemble Casper the Friendly Ghost if Casper the Friendly Ghost was a ginger. I hate it. I hate myself. I want to feel better about myself. I'm on the brink of suicide. Please help me, I'm desperate!! I need you to answer this question: How much in electricity does it cost to acquire and then maintain your features so tropical orange?"
First time I've read this story. Buckingham, you stole my joke. Or great minds think alike. Either way, you beat me to it.
Hey, Vasquez Kennedy, the reason it's "anonymous" is because the person didn't want to lose their job and/or have their professional career destroyed when the trustees and/or Franklin retaliated. Obviously. Is that "credible" enough for you?
More great stuff exposing things like the art museum cover-up and the Plain Dealer's editor being in cahoots, a lot less (and hopefully never again) stuff mimicking the Plain Dealer by being in bed with the subject of a story. That Lerner story still lingers here like a bad rash.
Umm...Heidi Voelker, next month Kenny Laguna turns 60. Joan Jett is not 59. You don't open up a brand-new Hard Rock, and then the first thing you see is Kenny Laguna wearing a pretty bad toupee. It ain't good for business. She's smart to surround herself with a younger band, it's an effort to keep her relevant. If he didn't produce her stuff, he'd have instead been someplace that was specifically designed for 60-year-old guys and gals, seated in front of one of the slot machines.
Scene has squeezed about two more years (max) out of its lifespan. Then it's off to the great indie paper graveyard up in the sky. A shame, too, because it's one of the only publications that keeps the Plain Dealer halfway in check, and sometimes scoops them because they don't want to offend any of their advertisers that might be the subject of a story, or offend any of the powerful politicians or powerful business people that play their quid pro quo games with them.
Even so, Grzegorek, readers should still be heckling you after that awful Randy Lerner & Family story. If Scene had died after that, it would have been perfect timing. Even now, it affects your own credibility and Scene's credibility. He gave you an exclusive with your promise that you would powder puff it, and you were manipulated and did the fawning quid pro quo thing in return. You compromised all of your professional integrity in exchange for an exclusive, much of which proved to be fairy tale false. Not sure how you can still look at yourself in the mirror after that. It was contrary to everything Scene is supposed to be, and permanently torched some of the publication's credibility. Once you've burned that, it's almost impossible to get it back.
That joint is the first thing he hasn't dropped all season. This must have been what Joe Banner was talking about when he said the Browns needed $30 million more from the city to improve the "fan experience."
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