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2013-05-20 04:28:19 PM
i'm sure matt taibbi will be accepting notes from him any day now...
 
2013-05-20 04:37:45 PM
"Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"
 
2013-05-20 04:41:47 PM
All highly experienced employees are invited to pose nude on the cover.
 
2013-05-20 04:42:46 PM

whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"


"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm
 
2013-05-20 04:43:59 PM
Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.
 
2013-05-20 04:53:52 PM
Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."
 
2013-05-20 04:56:29 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."


we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!
 
2013-05-20 05:04:21 PM

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


You don't have clearance.
 
2013-05-20 05:33:25 PM
I think it's a good idea. Rock is a young person's game and they can finally scrape the corpse that has been grinding out monthly U2 updates and putting Christina Aguilera on the cover bi-annually for the last decade out its aeron and get to reporting what young people are listening to and what avenues they are using to discover music.
 
2013-05-20 05:38:34 PM
I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.
 
2013-05-20 05:40:29 PM

vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.


i do think matt taibbi does great work.
 
2013-05-20 05:46:31 PM

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


Agreed.
 
2013-05-20 05:53:14 PM
Working in the movie biz I'm used to nepotism. Not that it doesn't exist everywhere else.
 
2013-05-20 06:03:27 PM
Douchebagocracy: where success is hereditary.
 
2013-05-20 06:04:47 PM
In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.
 
2013-05-20 06:13:28 PM
Ahhhh, nepotism....Ain't it grand?
 
2013-05-20 06:15:28 PM
Wenner is a douche.
 
2013-05-20 06:43:46 PM
Like, totally fer real ?
 
2013-05-20 06:45:38 PM

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


He's the only reason I would ever read anything in RS.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:00 PM

Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.


Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:35 PM
He's only in charge of the website.
 
2013-05-20 06:46:36 PM
Are you really worried it might get worse?
 
2013-05-20 06:47:25 PM
I heard they're changing the name from "Rolling Stone" to "True Belieber".
 
2013-05-20 06:49:23 PM
Watch Gus run the company into the ground.
 
2013-05-20 06:50:29 PM
I don't think it is nepotism.  In the couple of weeks he was working there, he really out-shined the folks that had be there for 10, 20, 30 years.  Son or not, he's got the makings of modern day Randolf Hearst.

/Looks really humble too....so there's that
 
2013-05-20 06:50:36 PM
How do you know he isn't some wunderkind? With a pedigree like his. maybe he's been writing like Thompson since he was knee-high to Tim Burton.

// probably not, though
 
2013-05-20 06:51:13 PM
"I'd tap it" --- IRS
 
2013-05-20 06:52:45 PM
You could put Rolling Stone on a box of shiat and it'd sell well and run a vast range of critical reviews, from "Cutting edge social commentary to" "what the fark this is just a shoebox filled with shiat and the name Rolling Stone stamped on it." If it was me I'd sell it to a group of corporate dickwads, rake in enough cash to be independently wealthy and then buy my kids a dinosaur to ride around and eat peasants like us.
 
2013-05-20 06:52:56 PM

Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.


By strange coincidence, I started subscribing to Rolling Stone when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit.
 
2013-05-20 06:53:03 PM

Kazaa: He's only in charge of the website.


hence the headline?
 
2013-05-20 06:53:59 PM

KhamanV: Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.

Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


I'd love to know how Rolling Stone came to sell its story to that bunch.
 
2013-05-20 06:54:55 PM
The announcement states the kid will be "heading up the overall operations of RollingStone.com."

It's still rage-inducing nepotism, but not as bad as inheriting the entire Rolling Stone media empire.
 
2013-05-20 06:55:34 PM
Nothing screams out rock and roll as a seasoned 50yo reporter deciding what the hip kids of today are boogieing about.
 
2013-05-20 06:56:10 PM
meet the new boss
same as the old boss
 
2013-05-20 06:56:30 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.netwhitethreads.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-20 06:57:12 PM
This is just the website, which old media farts like Jann still think of as a dumping ground for relatives who can't be trusted with the core business of print subscription periodicals.

They're all going to shiat briax in a few years when they realize nerdlingers like Pinch Sulzberger, Steve Newhouse, and now Gus Wenner are the only ones keeping their empires on life support.
 
2013-05-20 06:57:37 PM
I've seen this scenario play out a few times in my career. Working at a mom & pop radio station, the idiot son is suddenly the boss and even though he's never been on the air, sold any ads, produced any spots and has no idea where the tower site is, he turns into a know-it-all tyrant who makes life miserable for everyone. Maybe the kid at Rolling Stone knows his shiat but I doubt it. Matt Taibbi is about the only thing I read RS for. Otherwise they go out of their way to push some obscure shiatty band as the next coming. Oh look! We found this band who can put together a few chords with myopic lyrics and THIS is who you should be listening to!!
 
2013-05-20 06:58:27 PM

whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm


They get very tiresome, very quickly.
 
2013-05-20 06:59:06 PM

KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.
 
2013-05-20 06:59:39 PM
Just when Jann Wenner was trying to prove he had a soul by letting Rush into the Jann Wenner Memorial Hall of Musicians Jann Wenner Thinks Are Cool, he goes and reminds me why it's been over ten years since I've read RS.

\I know you *think* it's the RRHOF, but my name for it is much closer to the truth.
 
2013-05-20 07:02:12 PM
Hey, it worked for Bob Guccione Jr. over at Spin.

(oh, wait)
 
2013-05-20 07:02:45 PM

vernonFL: FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.

Agreed.


taibbi does the best journalism I know how to get my hands on. always digging into government screw ups and how royally screwed we are by big banks. he's the only reason I subscribe to rs. I couldn't give 2 shiats about 99% of the entertainment interviews, news, and reviews.

/given that is IS an entertainment mag, I almost feel like its like buying a newspaper for the sudoku.
 
2013-05-20 07:04:57 PM

Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.


I can't find an image of Spears in her schoolgirl outfit on the cover of Rolling Stone, and certainly not from 1996 when she was 14-years old.

/shakes tiny fist
 
2013-05-20 07:05:16 PM
I think Drew should implement the new 'annotations' thing on Fark.

That way instead of quoting other Farkers into a whole new comment, you can just click those little bubbles and see all the stupid shiat people say to each other here. Like this is Google earth or some shiat. Like this is the movie Mask and I am Rocky putting tacks all over everything so you can see where and what I were talking about at any given time.
 
2013-05-20 07:06:51 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-20 07:07:53 PM

red5ish: Nabb1: Wow.  Let's see, I let my subscription lapse in 1996 or 1997 when they put Britney Spears on the cover in her school girl outfit, which would have put him in kindergarten at the time.

I can't find an image of Spears in her schoolgirl outfit on the cover of Rolling Stone, and certainly not from 1996 when she was 14-years old.

/shakes tiny fist


Trust me, it's a great pic  which gave me plenty of hardons and once you see it you'll "understand".
 
2013-05-20 07:08:19 PM

Triumph: KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.

Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.


It would be interesting to have more footnotes on it, but yeah, Hunt was pretty far gone in dementia and the kids were milking him for stoner money.  Also, Barking, it's not the literal property sold.  The only major google hits for the story anymore are the conspiracy nuts.  Sure, it'd be pretty neat for this to be the time they've got something right.
 
2013-05-20 07:08:39 PM
He looks stoned in that pix.
 
2013-05-20 07:09:06 PM

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


Ditto BUT I've got to say he used swear-words too freely. Seriously, gutter-talk isn't very endearing when you've otherwise written great articles.
 
2013-05-20 07:10:24 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-05-20 07:11:48 PM
He's managing the website, not editing the magazine, so I really don't care.
 
2013-05-20 07:12:18 PM

poot_rootbeer: They're all going to shiat briax in a few years when they realize nerdlingers like Pinch Sulzberger, Steve Newhouse, and now Gus Wenner are the only ones keeping their empires on life support.


Having looked at the "redesigned" RollingStone.com just now, the project that earned Gus his top spot, I must retract this statement.  I don't know what he was going for, as the nomination period for Best Website Design Of 2004 must be closed by now.

NY Times Co and Advance Publications are having some troubles with the migration to digital, but they'll survive it.  I don't think Wenner Media will.
 
2013-05-20 07:12:59 PM
Someone pointed out that the job requirements require 7+ years of experience. Apparently sonny-boy has been working since he was 15.
 
2013-05-20 07:14:06 PM
Why no news of Ray Manzarek here on Fark?
 
2013-05-20 07:15:56 PM
Kid hit himself a triple.

Impressive.
 
2013-05-20 07:16:59 PM

maggoo: Nothing screams out rock and roll as a seasoned 50yo reporter deciding what the hip kids of today are boogieing about.


I'd think a seasoned 50-year-old music reporter would have acquired the ability to genuinely separate the "This band has the potential to be really big" vs the "This week's obscure hipster pick (which probably won't ever get past the bar gig, much less actually have a hit)." Plus, a seasoned music reporter would be knowledgeable about many different types of music, not just what he and his friends like to listen to.

/"Boogieing"... Tee hee hee! I likes it.
 
2013-05-20 07:17:12 PM
I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.
 
2013-05-20 07:17:54 PM
Jann Wenner spent 15 years creating and publishing the greatest music magazine in history, and the last 30 years destroying it. When I was in Army basic training (1979), I used to hide copies in my laundry bag as they were considered contraband. I can't imagine anyone doing that nowadays.
 
2013-05-20 07:19:49 PM
From the comments:

I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud. One kind word, one full hug... where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight. Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that you hate so much?

I lol'd
 
2013-05-20 07:20:40 PM
1) I thought that rich liberals didn't believe in promoting strictly through family ties and connections

2) Is Jann still being gay? For like 50 years he wasn't and then he was; is he still? nttawwt I just think he's an overrated d'wad.
 
2013-05-20 07:21:35 PM
I read it twice a year when I go to the dentist.
 
2013-05-20 07:22:23 PM

NobleHam: He's managing the website, not editing the magazine, so I really don't care.


If he knows a little html his dad probably thinks he's some kind of dangerously powerful computer warlock.
 
2013-05-20 07:25:38 PM
My first job out of college was a graphic design job at a family owned beer distributorship. It was an impenetrable, bullshiat hierarchy of nepotism like you wouldn't believe. Owned by a filthy rich old dickhead. His sons and daughter all had the top management positions, and his son-in-law was second in command.

And fittingly they did not have a farking clue of what they were doing. It was a dysfunctional, back-stabbing atmosphere and my supervisor was a racist old dickhead who'd make inappropriate comments like they were common sense.

I eventually got fired after one too many clashes with management, but not before helping myself to a great deal of their printing materials and turning in a profit doing side design gigs and printing them at their shop. I consider myself an honest worker but these assholes had it coming and I never felt an ounce of regret for that.

/much better job now
//CSB
 
2013-05-20 07:25:43 PM
HE EARNED THAT POSITION

"I MADE THIS"

/magic spoo
 
2013-05-20 07:26:36 PM

NobleHam: He's managing the website, not editing the magazine, so I really don't care.


Even still a 22 year old person is that qualified to run a website? This isn't Bill gates or Zuckerberg dropping out of Harvard with a great business plan. I'd bet there are more qualified twenty-somethings who could run Rollingstone.com better than the son.
 
2013-05-20 07:28:42 PM
Saw Thompson give a talk at an out-of-business ski resort in Montana back in the mid 80s.

He was being his usual disconnected self - drinking Wild Turkey/smoking with a cigarette holder -but just as he was getting up to leave I yelled out
'What's Jann Wenner REALLY like???' and his head spun around and he was starting to.. just.... go... off when his handlers hustled him out of the room.

CSB.
 
2013-05-20 07:31:50 PM
He must hate his kid.  It's like being named the relief captain on the titanic mid sink.
 
2013-05-20 07:32:01 PM

Zerochance: It was an impenetrable, bullshiat hierarchy of nepotism like you wouldn't believe.


You just described nearly every family-owned business ever.

/am sort of an expert in managing to end up working for puckerholes like that
//but markets are perfect and unfettered capitalism yields a meritocracy
 
2013-05-20 07:32:53 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.


Uncle Tupelo and other punk bands that fellate Rust Never Sleeps
 
2013-05-20 07:33:05 PM

douchebag/hater: 1) I thought that rich liberals didn't believe in promoting strictly through family ties and connections



Yes, he did build that, Obama.
 
2013-05-20 07:35:03 PM
Good news really.  Never trust anybody over 30.
 
2013-05-20 07:35:49 PM
Somehow I ended up receiving a years worth of Rolling Stone magazine for free...complete mystery to me, didn't want it.....they just kept sending it.
 
2013-05-20 07:37:20 PM

AGremlin: I don't think it is nepotism.  In the couple of weeks he was working there, he really out-shined the folks that had be there for 10, 20, 30 years.  Son or not, he's got the makings of modern day Randolf Hearst.

/Looks really humble too....so there's that


Dr Dreidel: How do you know he isn't some wunderkind? With a pedigree like his. maybe he's been writing like Thompson since he was knee-high to Tim Burton.

// probably not, though


Ditto on both posts. I have no idea if he's qualified or not, but for all we know he could be Bruce Wayne material.
 
2013-05-20 07:37:33 PM

Zerochance: //CSB


"I didn't get along with them, disagreed with their politics, and they ran their business poorly...so I stole thousands of dollars from them."

Yeah, freaking awesome story bro.
 
2013-05-20 07:37:43 PM
I hope that crappy, overrated magazine dies.
 
2013-05-20 07:41:39 PM
Haha!  Your medium is dying!

cache.gawker.com

Do people still read magazines?  Rolling Stone is 98% ads at this point so I don't know what you'd even read.
 
2013-05-20 07:46:22 PM
And if your parents weren't TOTAL LOSERS, then you'd have the opportunity to step right up, too. But no, you are the product of shiatty genetics, apathy, stupidity, and laziness from both sides of your tree. So you'll have to step right into your dad's job of tater tot cook at the bowling alley.

Because that's what you deserve.

/thank you for not breeding
 
2013-05-20 07:56:04 PM
Well, unlike SNL, Rolling Stone found a way to end their long tenure in American culture.
 
2013-05-20 07:58:26 PM
Is this him?

diehipster.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-20 07:58:45 PM
www.embroideryarts.com
 
2013-05-20 07:59:12 PM

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


I'm checking mine out now.
 
2013-05-20 07:59:18 PM
"Of course my son did work three summers as a baggage handler and freight loader. With those qualifications, why should I doubt his ability to run an airline?"
 
2013-05-20 08:03:02 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.


Inbred music, a lot of banjo.
 
2013-05-20 08:04:38 PM

Royale With Cheese: Why no news of Ray Manzarek here on Fark?


No worries, RWC. Here's the thread you're looking for:

http://www.fark.com/comments/7759113/Doors-reunion-half-complete-Ray -M anzarek-dies-of-cancer-at-74&new=1#new
 
2013-05-20 08:08:36 PM

KhamanV: Triumph: In 2007, Rolling Stone published an article called "The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt." Hunt essentially confessed to being involved in the JFK assassination. The article was scrubbed from their website completely within a couple months, making the print copy very collectible. I'd love to know the full journalism backstory behind that one.

Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.


Forget it, he's rolling.
 
2013-05-20 08:08:49 PM
Gonna see my picture on the cover
Gonna guy five copies for my mother
s8.postimg.org
Gonna see my smilin' face
on the Cover of the Rollin' Stone
 
2013-05-20 08:11:27 PM

martid4: God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.

Inbred music, a lot of banjo.


you mean bluegrass?

Which also happens to be far better than either country or alt-country.
 
2013-05-20 08:12:37 PM

whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm


Of Gods and Monstersupload.wikimedia.org

Well done and slightly obscure film.
 
2013-05-20 08:15:32 PM

Royale With Cheese: Why no news of Ray Manzarek here on Fark?


Tornado
 
2013-05-20 08:15:47 PM
So they replaced Mick?
 
2013-05-20 08:17:10 PM

FlashHarry: vernonFL: I hope this doesn't upset the 250 people who still read Rolling Stone.

i do think matt taibbi does great work.


The current number is 1.4 million per issue or 2.8 million per month, get in touch
 
2013-05-20 08:17:18 PM

martid4: God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.

Inbred music, a lot of banjo.


And country music fans are accused of being racist, when douche-nozzles like you think you're not.

Don't get me wrong, I think you are both a douche-nozzle and an intolerant idiot, but don't let that keep you from embarrassing yourself further.

¿No le parece, Martin?
 
2013-05-20 08:23:02 PM

Parthenogenetic: The announcement states the kid will be "heading up the overall operations of RollingStone.com."

It's still rage-inducing nepotism, but not as bad as inheriting the entire Rolling Stone media empire.


So he is a sysadmin.  Most likely just managing a few interns and the old guy who knows how everything works.
 
2013-05-20 08:23:29 PM

The Downfall: Royale With Cheese: Why no news of Ray Manzarek here on Fark?

Tornado


Thank you, The Downfall!
 
2013-05-20 08:32:54 PM
Nepotism? In my entertainment-related dying medium?
 
2013-05-20 08:34:41 PM
People said the same thing when I took over my Dad's dealership right out of college.  But I learned a lot in my fraternity and was completely prepared to handle a dealership.  Someday, my son will run the dealership.  He'll be able to say with pride "my Dad owns a dealership."
 
2013-05-20 08:35:25 PM

radiovox: I've seen this scenario play out a few times in my career. Working at a mom & pop radio station, the idiot son is suddenly the boss and even though he's never been on the air, sold any ads, produced any spots and has no idea where the tower site is, he turns into a know-it-all tyrant who makes life miserable for everyone.


Dr. Johnny Fever, is that you?
 
2013-05-20 08:40:36 PM

IRQ12: He must hate his kid.  It's like being named the relief captain on the titanic mid sink.


The kid is a certified diver*. So he has that going for him when it sinks.

*It was a long drive to the Hamptons so he could do the class in his own pool.
 
2013-05-20 08:42:51 PM

AbbeySomeone: whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm

Of Gods and Monsters

Well done and slightly obscure film.


The first time I heard the band's name I thought that it's was a gutsy move but then remembered it was "Gods" not men.
 
2013-05-20 08:43:00 PM

douchebag/hater: 1) I thought that rich liberals didn't believe in promoting strictly through family ties and connections


You've never been around a place plagued with trust fund hippies, have you.
 
2013-05-20 08:46:49 PM
Meh.  It is not like Rolling Stone is even relevant anymore.
 
2013-05-20 08:46:51 PM

FlashHarry: i'm sure matt taibbi will be accepting notes from him any day now...


To be fair, Taibbi's half-researched, barely-verified op-eds masquerading as exposes being the journalistic high point of the magazine is sort of case in point for a low-20s nepotism beneficiary being an appropriate upper management selection.

But I'm not sure his subsection is really one that answers to this position, there.
 
2013-05-20 08:49:28 PM
FTFA:

Dear all:

David Kang and I are very pleased -and I am very proud -to announce that Gus Wenner, after leading the re-launch re-design effort for our website, will now continue by heading up the overall operations of RollingStone.com.
Jann


For those of you who thought you might actually have a shot at the operations job: Fu*ck you. Seriously. Fu*ck you.
 
2013-05-20 08:49:29 PM

kingflower: Somehow I ended up receiving a years worth of Rolling Stone magazine for free...complete mystery to me, didn't want it.....they just kept sending it.


Was your name Bill Milater?
 
2013-05-20 08:51:17 PM
Taibbi is a good egg but, on the whole, Rolling Stone mag is for people who need to be told what to wear.
 
2013-05-20 08:54:31 PM
Just more proof that America is full of self-made millionaires and rugged individualists
 
2013-05-20 08:58:32 PM

Rapmaster2000: People said the same thing when I took over my Dad's dealership right out of college.  But I learned a lot in my fraternity and was completely prepared to handle a dealership.  Someday, my son will run the dealership.  He'll be able to say with pride "my Dad owns a dealership."


Have I ever expressed to you how awesome I think you are, Rapmaster2000?

If I had a fantasy Fark league, I would totally draft you.
 
2013-05-20 09:00:50 PM
www.futurama-madhouse.com

Whassamatter? Haven't you ever seen a genius's weener before?

/ If it can be so called
 
2013-05-20 09:02:26 PM
Meh, Rolling Stone hasn't been relevant for at least 30 years now.

douchebag/hater: 1) I thought that rich liberals didn't believe in promoting strictly through family ties and connections


They're only opposed to it when  other people do it.
 
2013-05-20 09:08:45 PM

Rannuci: radiovox: I've seen this scenario play out a few times in my career. Working at a mom & pop radio station, the idiot son is suddenly the boss and even though he's never been on the air, sold any ads, produced any spots and has no idea where the tower site is, he turns into a know-it-all tyrant who makes life miserable for everyone.

Dr. Johnny Fever, is that you?


BOOGER!!!
 
2013-05-20 09:23:09 PM
A few years ago Jann Wenner bought an estate on the Hudson for himself and his trophy boy. First thing he wanted to do was clear-cut most of the trees on his property and rip up a mess of bald eagle habitat so he could build a pool and helipad.
 
2013-05-20 09:27:12 PM

FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!


Mine are in Braille, which I find quite inconvenient.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:25 PM

whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm


Not quite yet....they need to diversify their sound a little more.
 
2013-05-20 09:42:39 PM
Shame it's not Who.com... 'cause then I could say :
"Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss "
 
2013-05-20 09:54:03 PM

Royale With Cheese: Why no news of Ray Manzarek here on Fark?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-20 09:56:49 PM
Most importantly, does their website run any satire/parody stories???  Because if not, it looks like another  Door has closed on the Storm Riders.
Good timing for Oklahoma, I would say!
 
2013-05-20 10:18:49 PM

God-is-a-Taco: I have no idea what alt-country is, and I'm not interested in finding out.


Look for something with Jon Langford's name attached.  You may be surprised.

/for one thing, he's Welsh.  It works.
 
2013-05-20 10:31:01 PM

jigger: Is this him?

[diehipster.files.wordpress.com image 540x719]


This picture...

It is amazing. appalling. infuriating. breathtaking.

diehipster.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-20 10:33:11 PM

douchebag/hater: Saw Thompson give a talk at an out-of-business ski resort in Montana back in the mid 80s.

He was being his usual disconnected self - drinking Wild Turkey/smoking with a cigarette holder -but just as he was getting up to leave I yelled out
'What's Jann Wenner REALLY like???' and his head spun around and he was starting to.. just.... go... off when his handlers hustled him out of the room.

CSB.


Your CSB is awesome. Thank you, sir. I would have loved to have been there.
 
2013-05-20 10:34:42 PM
Here, what the hell.  I'll get you started.   The Death of Country Music
 
2013-05-20 10:37:03 PM
I would like to be told what to wear...
 
2013-05-20 10:39:03 PM
He looks like a goddamn psychopath...that cold predatory gaze. I can spot lizard-people a mile away.
 
2013-05-20 10:41:44 PM
Mark my words: Gus Wenner will confound his critics, and leave Rolling Stone to his children.

Not the company, mind you, but the April 2017 issue begging for money. That thing will be a collector's item after the company goes bankrupt.
 
2013-05-20 10:44:23 PM
If that's his Linkedin picture he's going to be one unemployed millionaires son.  Which might be a good thing.

Is Rolling Stone still relevant?  Maybe if Cheech and Chong were still making movies.
 
2013-05-20 10:47:33 PM
I have not gave a dam about Rolling Stone in almost 20 years. I must add, is it not the Americian dream to build an empire and bring your offspring into it?

I have no problem with this. The free market will decide.
 
2013-05-20 10:47:38 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!

Mine are in Braille, which I find quite inconvenient.


That's just nuts.
 
2013-05-20 10:47:45 PM

mike_the_engineer: Haha!  Your medium is dying!

[cache.gawker.com image 278x240]

Do people still read magazines?  Rolling Stone is 98% ads at this point so I don't know what you'd even read.


Same thing happened with Soldier of Fortune magazine, weird
 
2013-05-20 10:48:17 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I think it's a good idea. Rock is a young person's game and they can finally scrape the corpse that has been grinding out monthly U2 updates and putting Christina Aguilera on the cover bi-annually for the last decade out its aeron and get to reporting what young people are listening to and what avenues they are using to discover music.


maybe there's still hope for SNL and mTV. nahhhhhhhhh
 
2013-05-20 10:53:05 PM

whatshisname: They get very tiresome, very quickly.


Lord, do they ever.
 
2013-05-20 10:54:45 PM

BlueDog: I would like to be told what to wear...


If you've owned it for 10+ years, don't wear it.
 
2013-05-20 10:55:56 PM

Zerochance: My first job out of college was a graphic design job at a family owned beer distributorship. It was an impenetrable, bullshiat hierarchy of nepotism like you wouldn't believe. Owned by a filthy rich old dickhead. His sons and daughter all had the top management positions, and his son-in-law was second in command.

And fittingly they did not have a farking clue of what they were doing. It was a dysfunctional, back-stabbing atmosphere and my supervisor was a racist old dickhead who'd make inappropriate comments like they were common sense.

I eventually got fired after one too many clashes with management, but not before helping myself to a great deal of their printing materials and turning in a profit doing side design gigs and printing them at their shop. I consider myself an honest worker but these assholes had it coming and I never felt an ounce of regret for that.

/much better job now
//CSB



Yeah, I hear ya.
 
2013-05-20 10:59:41 PM

martid4: FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!

I'm checking mine out now.



Mine always spells out 'd-i-c-e-d   c-a-r-r-o-t' in braille. Dunno why.
 
2013-05-20 11:05:24 PM

kingflower: Somehow I ended up receiving a years worth of Rolling Stone magazine for free...complete mystery to me, didn't want it.....they just kept sending it.


Same here.  I leaf through it walking from the mailbox to the recycling bin.  Lots of bands whose names I don't recognize doing things I don't care about.

I'm old and have earned my stripes to not give a shiat about the next big thing in rock and roll.

I need to email them though.  I feel bad that it just gets recycled.
 
2013-05-20 11:21:35 PM

serialsuicidebomber: martid4: FlashHarry: BarkingUnicorn: Best comment:  "I would rather read the secret codes hidden in my own feces than Rolling Stone."

we have hidden codes in our feces? whoa!

I'm checking mine out now.


Mine always spells out 'd-i-c-e-d   c-a-r-r-o-t' in braille. Dunno why.


Perhaps you should incorporate more corn into your diet?
 
2013-05-20 11:21:37 PM
I currently work on contract making websites for two large companies, in BOTH cases the son/son-in-law of the owner got put in charge of the company's web/online presence. It is a gigantic farking cliche.

I guess this guy is as useless as the two I deal with, and as much of a childish bully.
 
2013-05-20 11:41:09 PM
I like the job description:


Qualifications:

7+ years experience as lead web editor with the ability to conceive, assign and edit high-level pieces that cover the world of pop music and pop cultureAbility to edit and package content and think creatively about the integration of magazine and web contentManagerial skills that include supervising cooperatively, diplomatically, and effectively across departments with evolving prioritiesStrong understanding and passion for music, pop-culture and politicsAdaptable and able to get things done with limited resourcesThrives working in a fast paced environment with deadlines
"7 + years experience" umm okay
 
2013-05-21 12:18:39 AM

Rapmaster2000: People said the same thing when I took over my Dad's dealership right out of college.  But I learned a lot in my fraternity and was completely prepared to handle a dealership.  Someday, my son will run the dealership.  He'll be able to say with pride "my Dad owns a dealership."


He will hook you up bro!
 
2013-05-21 12:27:37 AM

KhamanV: Triumph: KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.

Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.

It would be interesting to have more footnotes on it, but yeah, Hunt was pretty far gone in dementia and the kids were milking him for stoner money.  Also, Barking, it's not the literal property sold.  The only major google hits for the story anymore are the conspiracy nuts.  Sure, it'd be pretty neat for this to be the time they've got something right.


"It seems that the LA Times were more discrediting the source than debunking the story."

"It seems that the sons were broke druggies, so there was no story."

...

It seems that it worked.
 
2013-05-21 01:00:20 AM

noitsnot: jigger: Is this him?

[diehipster.files.wordpress.com image 540x719]

This picture...

It is amazing. appalling. infuriating. breathtaking.

[diehipster.files.wordpress.com image 540x719]


Just be grateful those things don't play 78s.
 
2013-05-21 01:18:19 AM
I quit reading the Stone after HS Thompson and Wenner had their tiff.  After HST, RS plummeted like, well, a stone.
 
2013-05-21 01:41:49 AM
At first I thought it was farked up, but then I realized that there probably wasn't anyone else willing to preside over the final gasps of a shiatty rag that was last relevant when Dr Hook recorded their first single.
 
2013-05-21 01:42:28 AM

PanicMan: BlueDog: I would like to be told what to wear...

If you've owned it for 10+ years, don't wear it.


I guess I'm going to work naked today.
 
2013-05-21 02:12:21 AM

vudukungfu: meet the new boss
same as the old boss


I see what you did there
 
2013-05-21 03:08:45 AM
Welcome to the world of the 1%. Zero talent and creaming the profits and best jobs for themselves and their cronies. There's so much wealth sloshing around from you proles too lazy to cancel your subscriptions to a magazine you no longer read, they'll continue to have jets and pools, whilst you work a 70 hour week in daily fear of losing your job.
 
2013-05-21 06:20:40 AM
Lot of jealousy going around.  Hey man, if you worked hard enough and applied yourself you too could have been born to a man who would give you an important and lucrative job you clearly weren't qualified for. BOOTSTRAPS, PEOPLE!
 
2013-05-21 07:01:55 AM
We all been there at some time . I trained my boss one summer (welding & fabrication ) at his dad shop.
 All summer he comes in late and is either stoned or hung over and leaves early on some secret mission.
 Could care less about the tradecraft.

Finally the announcement is made that "Jeff" will be running the fabrication department.
No big deal. We know how to handle this wasted stoner.

Frigging kid turned into a Nazi overnight .
Scanning time cards ,barking orders and policing the break area looking for cigarette butts.
 Standing with arms cross as we march from break room to work area. WTF ?

Taught me lesson: Family business is all about family.

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com


//which is why 90% fail when passed on to next generation.
 
2013-05-21 07:26:56 AM

whither_apophis: whither_apophis: "Of Mice and Men: Greatest band ever or greatest band of all time?"

"Of Monsters..."

/ftfm


I don't know why but the lead singer sounds like Kermit the frog to me. Every time their song comes on the radio now, I picture him singing on a lilypad.
 
2013-05-21 07:39:04 AM
So disappointed.  Three pages of comments before someone posted this.

Doesn't think it's such a bad idea..:
gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net

/have Jen bathed and sent to my room...
 
2013-05-21 08:24:37 AM
Remember that trading commercial where you see the brokers selling frantically just after:

"I'd like to introduce to you our new CEO, my little brother Timmy."

"C...E...O!"

I read the headline and thought, "PMT".
 
2013-05-21 08:37:36 AM
"Gus Wenner. Peter Doocy. Cinderella stories. Outta nowhere. Former college jagoffs, now, about to become media champions."

My favorite from the comments section.
 
2013-05-21 08:56:04 AM
Remember, nepotism brought you such stellar talents as:

2.bp.blogspot.com

crooksandliars.com

media3.s-nbcnews.com
 
2013-05-21 09:19:13 AM

sendtodave: KhamanV: Triumph: KhamanV: Probably they pulled it because it was pretty thoroughly debunked by the LA Times and the story is now the property of freeperville, Rense, and Infowars.

Nothing wrong with your conjecture, but It would be nice to know everything that happened in that episode. My memory of it is that the L.A. Times story consisted mostly of pointing out that Hunt's son was a former meth dealer, which is more along the lines of discrediting than debunking.

It would be interesting to have more footnotes on it, but yeah, Hunt was pretty far gone in dementia and the kids were milking him for stoner money.  Also, Barking, it's not the literal property sold.  The only major google hits for the story anymore are the conspiracy nuts.  Sure, it'd be pretty neat for this to be the time they've got something right.

"It seems that the LA Times were more discrediting the source than debunking the story."

"It seems that the sons were broke druggies, so there was no story."

...

It seems that it worked.


That's what they want you to believe
 
2013-05-21 12:02:47 PM
I wonder how efficient the private sector would be if it ran the way it claims to, as opposed to the way it actually does. Cronyism and nepotism are really just the tip of the iceberg.
 
2013-05-21 12:41:03 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I wonder how efficient the private sector would be if it ran the way it claims to, as opposed to the way it actually does. Cronyism and nepotism are really just the tip of the iceberg.


The point is to get useful idiots on board to defend it. The strategy has been riotously successful.
 
2013-05-21 12:55:48 PM

FlashHarry: Kazaa: He's only in charge of the website.

hence the headline?


You know you're living in the future when your mind omits the ".com" and you assume that he's been put in charge of the whole company.
 
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