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August 09, 2013

Guys Who Work For Tech-Billionaire-Turned-Media-CEO Chris Hughes' TNR: Boy, Newspapers Sure Could Learn A Lot from the Super-Smart Jeff Bezos, Another Tech-Billionaire-Turned-Media-CEO

This is just kind of funny.

It would be too obvious to kiss directly up to your own boss -- "Gee boss, you sure are smart with all your forward-thinking high-tech know-how!" -- so what you do is you kiss up to a guy who is very similar to your boss, praising the other guy's forward-thinking high-tech know-how, and just hope your boss is smart enough to make the connection and be flattered and invite you to gaze upon his fleet of yachts.

Or, who knows, perhaps Chris Hughes pitched this story himself: "You know who's pretty awesome? Tech billionaires very similar to myself, that's who. We should do a story on that."

And then the writers are all like, "You betcha, Bossman! You the best! Where you get all these great ideas about how awesome you are, huh? We should just call you the Magic Man because that's what you make, magic."

And then all the other writers start going "Mag-ic Man, Mag-ic Man," and then Chris Hughes orders caviar and champers for everyone, and the Festival of Chris may begin.

That's how I imagine it, anyway.

Whatever. Clowns.

Like, you know, if employees voted on the Employee of the Month at Stark Industries, Tony Stark would win every time, right? And not because he's Iron Man.

And some wrap-up stuff: Harry Reid says all we have to do to win on Amnesty is get to conference;

and Republicans, of which I am no longer one, think they might be able to do Amnesty even faster than that.

I think at some point we must conclude as Jan did about Michael Scott: We are all out of carrots, we are all out of sticks. We have done what we could, but this employee simply refuses to perform as is expected of him.

Open Thread. I'm now on what I call "Obama Time." Just relaxation and lawlessness for me.

Oh, we also did podcast.

Oh, and joyous news. Bob Filner was such a quick study at not groping women that he's completed his sexual harassment therapy a week early.

He was so proud of his accomplishment he began asking reporters to "Smell my fingers."

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