Dear fellow bloggers and readers of blogs that skew younger here in LA,
I’m sorry to say the jig is up. This is shocking news but it’s true. I don’t know how they found out, but they did. This morning I received a disturbing e-mail, directly to me at my super secret e-mail address from Joseph Mailander asking:
“How come the blogs that skew younger in town don’t seem to care about Prop S? It’s the only local civic measure on the ballot Tuesday, and the tax seems to affect those in the younger demographics most. Ten extra bucks a month on every wireless device you have, just because you have a City of LA mailing address, that sounds like something worth at least discussing.”
Then moments later I was CC’d on an e-mail from Joseph to Walter Moore about this same topic. Joseph wrote to Walter:
“Something you may find fruitful is asking some of the blogs that skew to younger readers—like LAist and Blogging.LA—why they haven’t been covering the sole local civic issue on Tuesday’s ballot.”
Folks, how the hell did this happen? Do you all remember at the last meeting of the YSBOLA (Younger Skewing Bloggers Of Los Angeles) when I kept saying loose lips sink ships? This is exactly what I was talking about. Obviously our “lazy and uninformed” excuse wasn’t going to hold out forever and now we’re going to have to give back all the Prop S hush money we’ve gotten from the fat cats downtown. I hope whoever leaked the info on the massive cover up conspiracy is happy, I’m gonna have to completely refigure my coffee budget for the next few months now. Jerk.
At least they don’t yet seem to know about all of the other agreements we have about things not to talk about. I won’t mention them, but you know what I’m talking about. And there was no reference to out out-of-city mailing addresses to protect us from all the, um, stuff there in Prop S. But obviously we can’t count on that info not getting out. To illustrate just how crucial this info leak is I won’t be bringing cookies or bubble gum to the next meeting, though it’ll still be at the Hello Kitty in the Beverly Center, like always.
Cloak & Daggerly,