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(Gawker)   Attention all highly experienced, seasoned employees of RollingStone.com: your new boss is the 22-year-old son of the owner. Have a great day   (gawker.com) divider line 155
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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.
 
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