The unboom heard round the world

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.

(follow the bouncing vias: FishbowlNY, Gothamist, heck, the whole blogosphere.)

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.

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My vegetables are blogging

My vegetables are blogging: Here is the July 1 update of my rookie gardening efforts. I’m just guessing, but it looks like I’m about a week away from vine-ripened tomatoes, the true motivation for this endeavor. When asked by the 15 year old how much money I’d be saving by having my own tomatoes, my wife quipped, “These will be the most expensive tomatoes ever grown.” Sure, sure. But think of all the happiness they’ve brought.