Slow "news" day, was it?

You managed to mention me twice (here and here) in the past week, thereby ensuring that I'd end the year failed in my stated goal of "not appearing on Valleywag." (Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned that to Scoble at SES.)

Seriously... While I admire your attempt, you really do need to try harder. A quick survey of friends and co-workers found that most weren't terribly amused. I also wasn't amused. But more importantly, you didn't even come close to offending me.

You call yourself a "tech gossip rag?"

I think we're all really hoping for something that's more like a cross between the Weekly World News and The Onion.

But this is just kind of lame. The whole "let's cram two pictures of people next to each other and try to make it funny" thing is below you.

Please tell me you've got something Really Good planned for April 1st.

Posted by jzawodn at March 24, 2006 08:30 AM

Reader Comments
# Nick Douglas said:

What, you fancy yourself a Bo Bice?

on March 24, 2006 09:20 AM
# j said:

you just fell right into their trap. best action in this case is no action... that site will go away sooner than later

on March 24, 2006 09:27 AM
# joe said:

yeah, gotta say I agree with j.
To come out and explicitly say "i'm not offended. this is just lame" is to imply that it really got under your skin. Best response would be none, or a "haha guys - that's pretty good. And yeah, you do kind of have a point ;)"

on March 24, 2006 09:46 AM
# Jesse said:

Saying that it doesn't bug you obviously means that it does

on March 24, 2006 09:56 AM
# HAshim said:

what's Valleywag?

Oh wow? A tech gossip blog?

It's a shame what they posted about Jeremy. Hmm, maybe they'll post something about some other blogger or tech icon I know.


on March 24, 2006 10:10 AM
# BillyG said:

I feel for ya bud, but can you sing as good as he? lol

on March 24, 2006 10:17 AM
# Jeremy S said:

Of course your friends said it wasn't funny, they're your friends. I found it funny (and harmless) and am surprised you were irked enough about it to blog about it.

on March 24, 2006 10:55 AM
# Chris Pederick said:

Sorry Jeremy Z, I'm with Jeremy S on this one. Your response seems lamer than the original post which actually made me chuckle.

on March 24, 2006 11:58 AM
# gack said:

You're just upset because you didn't make it onto their "Valley Hotties" contest.

I've heard Marissa Mayer reads Valleywag obsessively. Perhaps you'll get a date out of it.

on March 24, 2006 12:49 PM
# grumpY! said:

i would advise putting this blog on hiatus, its become a point of derision.

take it from someone who has absolutely no cred and a worthless rep, there is a time to run silent.

don't ask scoble for advice, mini-msft replaced him for redmond rap.

on March 24, 2006 01:20 PM
# Todd said:

I think you gave them way too much recognition by even linking to their site. :)
Sometimes the turkeys drag you down.

on March 24, 2006 03:04 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I was disappointed. I hoped Valleywag could make me laugh about myself! Was that not clear?

on March 24, 2006 08:03 PM
# Shel Israel said:

You're wrong Jeremy, it wasn't below them at all. The shame about Valleywag is that we really could use a rag that tracked down all the rumors that run rampany around here. Of course, that takes much more work that taking snarky shots at Vallet notables for no reason whatsoever.

on March 25, 2006 09:09 AM
# said:

jz, you are kinda whiney like this kid.
i imagine you talk like him...

on March 25, 2006 10:25 AM
# Tom Foremski said:

Jeremy, this is how to build's an old journalism trick and Nick Denton, Douglas' tutor is an old master of this lame old trick.

on March 25, 2006 12:44 PM
# Joe Hunkins said:

Shel's got it. You are a valley notable who had escaped so far, and that's the only thing they needed. Too bad they didn't do an Ace Young comparison which would have at least given you a better shot at Marissa Mayer who apparently is a ValleyWag reader as well as fellow Valleywag victim.

on March 25, 2006 02:11 PM
# Randy H. said:

This was stupid. Valleywag sucks.

on March 25, 2006 04:25 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

I dunno, Z, you are both wearing glasses...

on March 25, 2006 04:57 PM
# Dan Isaacs said:

Um, I didn't realize you were the father of podcasting. I didn't even know you'd ever given a podcast.

on March 25, 2006 04:59 PM
# Ancient Clown said:

Didn't Madonna teach us there is no BAD publicity, only NO publicity. If you don't want people to talk about it or to just forget about it, then don't mention it.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

on March 25, 2006 06:58 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Madonna taught us so many things... :-)

on March 25, 2006 07:06 PM
# Gurtie said:

dammit. I was going to do a post about how much like Matt you look and linkbait you both at once ;)

on March 26, 2006 10:29 AM
# cj said:

Is he saying you look like Kevin Covais, or that Kevin Covais looks like you? Not sure which one would be an insult to you more...

But, actually, it reminds me of a story about Winston Churchill. One night he told a woman that she was ugly. She said, "well, you are drunk." He said, "Yes, but in the morning I'll be sober, you're still going to be ugly.."

My point I Guess, I visited your blog and his blog today. Tomorrow, I will only visit yours..! ;)

on March 26, 2006 11:09 PM
# Tom said:

I thought it was funny. There is a resemblance there, but I think you could probably do that "separated at birth" with about half the guys who work in the valley.

on March 27, 2006 06:33 AM
# ValleyBlahBlah said:

Why don't they do a "separated at birth photo" of King Kong and Nick Denton...

on March 29, 2006 11:46 AM
# ValleyBlahBlahs said:

I think it got to your nerves. Plus, you have to admit both photos are look alikes. I mean, I was on the phone when I got to your blog and the first thing I thought befor reading is that you were showing a picture of how much you've changed over time!


on March 29, 2006 03:12 PM
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