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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sentence of the Day

posted by on July 24 at 11:45 AM

“We are extremely proud to be associated with these great media companies,” Ben Eason, Creative Loafing CEO, said in a statement. “The addition of two top-ten markets—and two of the industry’s most respected alternative news products—offers us a pivotal gateway of connectivity with the young adult audience.”

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I dont know man. Im sure for the "downsized" workers, the sentence of the day was this one:

"Eason said some of the “displaced” City Paper employees may be able to relocate."

Posted by SeMe | July 24, 2007 11:56 AM

a.k.a. We've found another place to sell advertisements.

Posted by LT L | July 24, 2007 11:59 AM

"alternative news products". Brrrrr.

Posted by Kiru Banzai | July 24, 2007 12:09 PM

I'm in Atlanta, and I'd take the Stranger over Creative Loafing 10 times out of 10.

(And last I checked, Creative Loafing doesn't run Savage Love. WTF?)

Posted by Christin | July 24, 2007 12:15 PM

Another Atlantan. I don't even bother with Creative Loafing, and I haven't for years. It's unbelievably crappy.

We should consider ourselves lucky that Mr. Eason didn't use something along the lines of "leveraging our connectivity gateway".

Posted by Sweeney Agonistes | July 24, 2007 1:00 PM

When is The Stranger/Index Publishing going to do a hostile takeover of the Newark Weekly (NJ) or the Newark Reader (DE)?!? Those alt news products desperately need new management to maximize profits and goose market share.

Posted by Mark Kaufman | July 24, 2007 2:09 PM

My God!!

An alternative paper that doesn't syndicate the most alternative thing on the planet? Savage Love? Say it aint so joe!

After all, the weekly is a real corporate monster, but savage love, being syndicated by enormous conglomerates, is not. Wow...

Give dan his props, he can convice people that he is an alternative voice in 400 papers across the country on a weekly basis.

I liked you a lot more when you wrote me a personal letter on a bar napkin when I was in college explaing what felching was when I won a little contest. That was back in 1992. Now, you and "ask a mexican" are just about equal in pedestrianism.

Posted by ecce homo | July 24, 2007 2:20 PM

Let's watch money be exchanged as everybody completely misses the point of alternative media!

Posted by Gomez | July 24, 2007 2:24 PM

I tried to get a young adult to leverage her pivotal gateway of connectivity, and she called the goddamn cops.

Posted by Fnarf | July 24, 2007 2:37 PM

If, Ecce, that so-jaded-it's-a-mini-pillar-of-salt tear falls like a broken stalactite from your eye, it might ruin the autograph on your little napkin.

Careful, buddy.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 24, 2007 3:17 PM

7. I'd rather see Gustavo Arellano running a weekly than whoever's running the Weekly.

Posted by Gomez | July 24, 2007 3:18 PM

As a former Atlien, I'll defend the Loaf. I was actually more excited to read Hollis Gillespie's article every week than any single recurring column in the Stranger (though the Stranger is generally better as a whole). The Loaf could change that psychedelic lettering on the cover and I wouldn't look like such a dipshit reading it...

Posted by Frantic | July 24, 2007 3:20 PM

Newsflash! One dinosaur eats two others!

Posted by Boomer in NYC | July 24, 2007 5:13 PM

I'm completely crushed that they bought the Chicago Reader from its hippy idealist creators. I read that thing completely through every week and if they replace local politics with celebrity sightings or some shit I'm going to cry.

Posted by amanda | July 25, 2007 8:23 AM

Frantic - I guess it's been quite a while for you. Creative Loafing changed it's logo 5 years ago and I miss the 70's font. It's cold, corporate and soul-less now.

Posted by CleaveReeves | July 26, 2007 1:19 PM

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