Friday, September 11, 2009

Off to the Impound Lot!


The Short List will return with the weekend links Saturday morning, as my school bus just got towed and I have to go retrieve it. Diana Reyna knows how I feel. Have a good weekend everyone!

12 comments:

tommygunz said...

Is being a jerk-off also part of being snotty smart ass reporter?

Aaron Short said...

Dear Paul Giamatti,

Actually, no, I bill separately for being a jerk-off. I know we've had our differences. I've questioned your career decisions after Sideways, particularly your work with M. Night Shyamalan, which was "courageously awful". You've made your feelings known in this post.

If you have some constructive criticism for making the blog a better site, by all means, please suggest it. Otherwise, we should settle our differences at the Brooklyn Book Festival tomorrow, like real men.

-Aaron

tommygunz said...

Whoa! Somebody just grew some balls. By the way, this is your blog, do as you wish, but how about taking it down a notch. At first I thought you were a novelty, but you have surprisingly improved over the last few months. I just wish you had a little humility. In the end, all those people you write and comment are human beings with family and friends. Some may not take to you kindly. It is my personal opinion, but lately you have been coming off a little "douchebaggish" on the internet and in person. Just wanted to let you know that.

Teresa said...

Aaron, I won't east 25 falafel to prove it, but I appreciate your coverage of community issues, which you do in a way that is lively and irreverent.

Clearly tommygunz is feeling a little frazzled at this point in campaign season... and aren't we all?

tommygunz said...

lord have mercy, "irreverent". Grow up. This shtick is tiresome.

Teresa said...

Then I guess you'll be leaving these pages, tommygunz? So sorry to see you go.

tommygunz said...

No way! "A Short Story" is part of my daily routine. Sort of a that bad accident you can't help to rubberneck on the highway. By the way A.S., here is the debate you really wanted to see.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOh-rpvjYg

Anonymous said...

Looking at this via Blackberry, so I can't comment on the You Tube link. Still, I do enjoy this Blog. The naysayer here doesn't fully get CB#1 (and its many crazy issues and people) if they don't comprehend wkat Aaron's doing here. Besides, he's just a kid with crooked bow rie and a tremendous amount of energy.

Anonymous said...

Re: the "these people are human beings" point, I actually think that Aaron is pretty gentle in the way he pokes fun at people here. There's really nothing mean-spirited at all in this blog.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with the other anonymouses (anonymi?). Aaron's shtick is welcome and refreshing. Let's face it, 90% or so of the people in the area Aaron covers do not find local political and urban planning discussions interesting- probably up there with root canal for most. Aaron keeps the coverage entertaining and compelling. His tone is spot on for what/where he is covering. Nor have I perceived a shift at all in tone since the blogs inception. Just sayin'.

Aaron Short said...

tommygunz: I will be more sensitive to individuals' concerns. Nothing on this blog should rise before gentle teasing and I hope to maintain a high level of humility throughout my coverage (in person and on the blog). As always, let me know.
-Aaron

tommygunz said...

Cool...you keep growing on me everyday. Have fun tomorrow.