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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 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.
 
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