Boxer rebellion: Less than 48 hours since what Jeff Jarvis calls NY Time’s Sarah Boxer’s “reprehensible exercise in unjournalism,” not only has she been ground up by a buzzmachine, now Boxer has become a punchline in a Chris Muir cartoon strip, which is somewhat ironic, as before Boxer started practicing reprehensible unjournalism, she was a cartoonist (or, perhaps a reprehensible uncartoonist?) whose book, In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary, was described this way by Publisher’s Weekly:
Part critical gloss on actual Freudian case histories, part postmodern humor and partly a very funny and silly series of cartoon strips (drawn by the author) of a week by week psychoanalysis of multiple characters, the book ends up as an oddly moving graphic account of the nature of human obsession, fear, longing, rage and terror.
So, Sarah, when did you start having these fantasies about being a journalist?
But it’s working: I don’t recall ever seeing a public company report that its profits were down because of distribution costs of its customer magazine, but that appears to be what furniture company Ethan Allen did today, according to AP.
Ethan Allen said a magazine distribution initiative resulted in additional costs of $1.1 million, or two cents a share, for the latest quarter. The company said it will continue to increase the distribution of its direct-mail magazine in the coming months.
Well, you gotta blame something.
Fore: A big shout-out to friend Dan Ramella who is, according to Folio:, launching a business-to-business magazine in April, “Club & Resort Business.”
iPodicide Some people just have to take things apart to see how they work.
Blog-lite advisory: I’ll be blogging lightly, if at all, between now and next Tuesday, Jan. 25. If I stumble into some random wi-fi, I’ll still be updating my link blog, del.icio.us/rexblog, with links to magazine-related news.