Lexington’s New Media Overlord of Vengence, Jim Newberry, is now well on his way to putting his digital bootheel on the throats of the doomed Herald Leader and Jim Gray. After the massively successful launch of kyforward.com yesterday, Jim Newberry couldn’t help but strut. As his pal Ashton Kutcher once said, the revolution will be tweeted, and that’s exactly what media revolutionary Jim Newberry did:
“Lex news with attitude”! Can I get a “what what”, Jimbo?
See, yesterday’s Kutcher video made me suspect this, but now it’s official. Jim Newberry is Poochie:
Sure, we can talk about the foreshadowing of his redemptive slaying of the Herald Leader (“a better source of news”) and Mayor Jim Gray (“Articles not always positive, but always constructive.”), but I’m having way too much fun acknowledging the fact that the man who cheered on the destruction of my block has become Poochie the Dog.
If you can find this video somewhere, you are a saint:
Executive: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He’s edgy, he’s in your face. You’ve heard the expression “let’s get busy”? Well, this is a dog who gets biz-zay! Consistently and thoroughly.
Krusty the Clown: So he’s proactive, huh?
Executive: Oh, God, yes. We’re talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.
Meyers: Excuse me, but proactive and paradigm? Aren’t these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I’m accusing you of anything like that. I’m fired, aren’t I?
Executive: Oh, yes.
(“The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show.” The Simpsons, 1997)
Note to the staff at KY Forward. If you want to keep your job, don’t you DARE say that to Newberry. He’s a thin-skinned New Media Overlord of Vengeance, after all.