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Martini Republic - Shaken, and Stirred

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If you missed your soaps this week, and if your ex is actually complying with that restraining order, you may be missing out on your daily dose of drama. Well, if the three-dimensional world has been too uneventful of late, I can assure you the fur has been flying in cyberspace. And if I may be so bold to ask, please grant me one giant, all-encompassing (sic) for this post.

This week, Martini Republic, one of the more incendiary LA blogs, went ka-blooey all over the place. In our exclusive interview last week, we brought you the very composed and dignified resignation of Joseph Mailander as editor of Martini Republic.

Soon afterwards, a post appeared on Martini Republic clarifying that Mailander was no longer responsible for the content of the site. It is what one might call a back-handed clarification:

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Please note that our former editor is no longer responsible for the now-deplorable content at Martini Republic. Our retired editor (and current web-stalker) should not, repeat not, be held accountable for “the kind of gratuitous, childish vulgarity that [he] opposed at the site and left the site because of…”

So things were perhaps not as dignified and amicable as they might seem. That post was soon followed by an open letter to Martini Republic’s readers in which it is insinuated that Mailander has been interfering with content. In response to this interference, one group appears to be jumping ship:
…It turns out he (Mailander) hasn’t really departed at all, and doesn’t actually intend to allow the site to continue without substantial impediments …and has begun placing virtual IEDs among the bar stools here at Martini Republic. …Hopefully, some semblance of sanity will return to our friend and former colleague, or former friend and colleague, but unfortunately we’re not terribly sanguine at this point, and we may have to see you all in a different watering hole in the future.
We’ll keep you apprised.