The unboom heard round the world: Amanda gets unboomed*. I’m having flashbacks to the early days of Gawker. Is Rocketboom Amanda Congdon, or is she “talent” that can be replaced? Time will tell. If I were her, I wouldn’t be heading to the beach — I’d be cranking out daily episodes to take advantage of the heavy publicity this “break up” is creating. On a personal note, I think zefrank is funnier, but, then again, Amanda’s eyes don’t bulge as much.
Update: Does anyone really talk like this? In real life, does Jason Calacanis actually say stuff like: “You’re a star baby… it’s time to be treated like one.”
Update II: *Originally, I used the word “nuked,” however, that sounded like she was fired — and when I first heard her video, she seemed to imply that. However, the more I read — and upon a second listen, it sounds more like a “breakup”of a partnership than a firing. I think Amanda will land on her feet.
Update III: Okay, according to Amanda, she was fired. (“Andrew, you fired me.”) Also, Jason Calacanis (see comments) confirms that, yes, he talks that way. Last word on this: Sometimes the blogosphere reminds me of middle school.