FINALLY, NYT GENERATES BUZZ

NYT chairman Arthur “Pinchy” Sulzberger calms shareholders:

“This company is not for sale,” Mr. Sulzberger said at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in New York. “This company will continue to have the ownership it enjoys today” …

Mr. Sulzberger drew a laugh when he joked about a bee buzzing around his head, saying the insect was one of the joys of having a garden in the company’s towering new headquarters just off Times Square.

Sulzberger should read his own troubled newspaper, which reports that bees are a sign of economic destruction:

In a county with one of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates, empty houses have attracted a new type of nonpaying tenant: bees.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/23/2008 at 12:11 PM
    1. NYT Publisher Pinch Sulzberger
      Offers a Typically Thoughtful
      Observation: It Doesn’t Stink!
      What poet can express in words
      The beauty of my daily turds,
      Or the scent that sweetly lingers
      On my long and nimble fingers?

      I breathe the aromatic bowl
      And it so deeply fills my soul
      That when I flush, it breaks a spell,
      And mournfully, I bid farewell.

      Posted by lyle on 2008 04 23 at 12:25 PM • permalink

 

    1. #1: If I may say so, Lyle, one of your best!

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 12:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. Quoted Companies are always “for sale” that’s the whole point.

      I think they need to get a new Board.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2008 04 23 at 12:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Better double-check on that bee, I reckon it’s a fly, circling a rotting corpse.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2008 04 23 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, the juxtaposition of Sulzberger’s curious bee and the story about bees in the NYT was brilliant.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 12:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Sure, surviving in today’s work-a-day world is a little like having bees live in your head. But – there they are!”
      —Firesign Theatre

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 23 at 12:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5. I can’t claim any credit, Paco – the items were from a contributor who prefers to remain nameless.

      Posted by Tim B. on 2008 04 23 at 12:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7: Well, kudos to “NC”, then; although, why anybody who can come up with a honey of a combo like that would want to hide his (or her) light under a basket is beyond me. As my grandmother was fond of sayin’, “He who tooteth not his own horn, the same shall go untooteth.” Which makes me and Wronwright a couple of air-raid sirens, I reckon.

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 12:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sounds more like the Walter Duranty Interpretive Project than a shareholders meeting.

      Lucky he used bees instead of wasps since that could be considered bigoted.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 04 23 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. “This company will continue to have the ownership it ENJOYS today.”

      An unfortunate turn of phrase I’m thinking.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2008 04 23 at 01:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. O/T, but Andrea, why do you stay in Florida?

      Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 01:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. I thought all the bees were dead because of Global Warming?

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2008 04 23 at 02:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. paco!  Don’t encourage lyle.  His ego is huge as it is.  Geesh.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 23 at 03:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. Little does Pinch know:
      1. Cyborg Insects; and
      2. Insect Spy?
      3. The EntomoptorCheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2008 04 23 at 07:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Someone sure put a bee in Sulzberger’s bonnet.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 04 23 at 07:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh paco, that’s just a cute l’il ol’ gator. We don’t even worry about them until they reach over seven feet. Heck, I just had to feed one of the cats to one so I could get out of the parking lot this morning… Oh wait, that’s tomorrow. (Yes, the cat peed on the bed again. She knows I’m up to no good—I’ve got a job, see, so now I leave the house every day; NOT allowed—so she takes revenge. Well let’s see who gets the last laugh when someone wakes up inside a gator’s belly…)

      Where was I? Eh, it’s not so bad. At least I’m out of Miami—that’s the first circle of Florida’s hells.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 23 at 08:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. One more reason: a quote from the lead singer of the Dead Milkmen during a concert in summer in the inadequately air-conditioned Cameo Theater on Miami Beach—it must have been at least 100 degrees (Fahrenheit!) in there and 99% hunidity: “Man, you people have balls of steel.” Also fistfights are legal as is owning as many guns as you damn well please.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 04 23 at 08:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. Also fistfights are legal as is owning as many guns as you damn well please.

      Yeah, well, this is America after all.

      Posted by wronwright on 2008 04 23 at 09:00 PM • permalink

 

  1. #16 Andrea: Only kidding, of course; I don’t really wonder at your staying in Florida. Perversely enough, I lived in Miami for 13 years, and loved it.

    Posted by paco on 2008 04 23 at 09:17 PM • permalink