Hmmm, what better day to start what will probably become our weekly look around the local blog soap operas than the morning after The Huffington Post/Yahoo!/Gawker Media love fest that was billed as a night celebrating Defamer's Mark Lisanti but really was to celebrate and launch the syndication agreements between the three parties. While we generally hovered next to the go fug girls, the Mister Zero you don't want to !@$* with, Defamer's Employee of the Month and Marissa of Terra Non Firma, we did spend a little time with the boys of Martini Republic and several Yahoo! content kids who are transitioning from the bay area to the West side and were very serious about getting some In-N-Out burgers before heading back to the Viceroy for the after party.
New LA Times Opinion columnist Megan Daum was there as well as Bill Maher and Ron Silver but our favorite sighting outside of the woman in the red cat suit were Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - the funniest sitcom on basic cable that you probably didn't watch.
Anyway, Fishbowl LA will probably do the proper tally of all the important tidbits of the event but we chose to count the number of times Arianna said "blogosphere" in her remarks: five.
What else? Martini Republic has been needling LA Observed over the wall-to-wall Robert Scheer coverage while Sister City seems to be going after Kevin Roderick just because it is something to do. The real question in the aftermath of all the LA Times cutbacks isn't really about what losing Robert Scheer's voice on the opinion page means but whether or not established bloggers will be making their way onto the paper's web ventures after dumping 8% of the print editorial staff.
Our guess is yes.
We always enjoy SuperJux's JDate Email of the Week so we were able to figure out that this thinly veiled job listing on Craigslist is likely for the relationship site. If only we knew more Hebrew.
Our favorite local drama of the last week or so was the online breakups to makeups tale of heterosexual blog partners Jen and Catherine of Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Feeling like her unabashed love of USC Football could no longer live with Jen's UCLA boostering, Catherine launched So That Happened and all hell broke loose.
Funniest thing we read? No surprise that it came from fug: party in the cut, business in the fabric.
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