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Tsarfan Hits The Big Time
June 8, 2006 4:12 PM   Subscribe

Congrats, Tsarfan Tony Pierce, blogger extraordinare, owner of the world famous Busblog, known to MeFites as Tsarfan, has got a hot new gig. Recently (and unfairly) released from his starting third base spot at Buzznet, Tony has moved up in the world. As of Tuesday, he will become editor-in-chief of Laist, the coast city's premier city-based blog and a part of the Gothamist network of blogs. Congrats, Tsarfan
posted by Ironmouth (22 comments total)

 
Hooray for Tony!

Anybody who ever worked with Mr. Pierce knows you cannot get a more loyal and fanatical member of your team.

Buzznet's loss is LAist's great gain, because you also won't find a bigger advocate of everything Los Angeles.
posted by kenlayne at 4:34 PM on June 8, 2006


Not a fan of capital letters, I see.
posted by delmoi at 4:48 PM on June 8, 2006


Capitals are for the weak, and those shifty-eyed, shift-key-o-philes. Don't like 'em, don't trust 'em.
posted by eurasian at 4:54 PM on June 8, 2006


people often underestimate the tremendous strain it can be to move one's pinky finger.
posted by shmegegge at 5:25 PM on June 8, 2006


Way to go Tsarfan! Woo hoo!
posted by nickyskye at 6:18 PM on June 8, 2006


p.s. You might want to change your profile page from "unemployed" to employed. :)
posted by nickyskye at 6:21 PM on June 8, 2006


This can only mean one thing: more high-resolution digital photos of hot women on LAist.
posted by dhartung at 6:44 PM on June 8, 2006


Used to pump gas with Mr. Pierce waaaay back at a Unocal 76 at Beverly Glen and Sta. Monica, before either of us even owned a PC. Interwhat? I think it was Tony that changed a wheel on some ladies car, but forgot to reattach all the lugnuts; her wheel came off on the 405. So much for getting $5 tips doing quick fixits for people. Gladly, all the audio goodies I bought from him at Fred Rated have long since been retired. I wonder what happened to his battleship of a Cadillac? Don't live in Hell Lay no more, so I've become a stranger. Good job Pierce.
posted by stonesy at 7:09 PM on June 8, 2006


Many congrats. The Gothamist network of blogs are fantastic...
posted by rmm at 7:11 PM on June 8, 2006


congratulations tony, you fucking rock.
posted by krix at 7:41 PM on June 8, 2006


Does one actually get paid to write for LAist?
posted by cell divide at 7:45 PM on June 8, 2006


(I always read his name as Tsrfan. So imagine my surprise in seeing that he is referencing the band Tsar, a band that I saw booed offstage when they opened for Duran Duran a few years back. Yes, that's right, I have seen Duran Duran recently. And I'm comfortable with that.)

On topic: Congrats to you Tsarfan!
posted by macadamiaranch at 8:15 PM on June 8, 2006


Great news, congrats to Tsarfan. So with dongresin running screenhead & tsarfan in at laist, Metafilter is slowly infiltrating the mainstream "blogging as career" media empires of Gawker, Gothamist, etc.
posted by jonson at 8:41 PM on June 8, 2006


So with dongresin running screenhead & tsarfan in at laist, Metafilter is slowly infiltrating the mainstream "blogging as career" media empires of Gawker, Gothamist, etc.
You forgot Sploid, so ably edited with malice aforethought by the first commenter in this thread, kenlayne...

This can only mean one thing: more high-resolution digital photos of hot women on LAist.
...most of them taken at MeFi Meetups (scody's gonna be a supermodel, you wait and see...)
posted by wendell at 9:11 PM on June 8, 2006


GYOBFW
posted by ChasFile at 9:57 PM on June 8, 2006


Heh, ChasFile. Gotta admit, that's clever.
posted by quin at 10:04 PM on June 8, 2006


(i cant believe this thread survived.)

thank you for your kind words. i also liked what the martini republic had to say.
posted by tsarfan at 10:07 PM on June 8, 2006


Sometimes I learn by chance that someone I knew (or at least knew of) from the greater blogowebospheronet is the same person as someone I knew (or at least knew of) from Metafilter, and my universes collide, Costanzically, and I don't know what's real anymore.

Better than drugs.

Congrats, I guess, but isn't word on the streets that it's a bit like being chained up next to the sealed weblog sweatshop exit doors grinding out posts for these network sites? Or did I dream that too?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:00 AM on June 9, 2006


i plan on grinding out posts poolside and beachside and in as many ridiculously mythical places as possible. including sweatshops.

los angeles is a huge and exciting place. its hard for me to believe that it will be difficult to find some interesting tales to tell each day of our humble burg.

i'll let you know if i end up ripping agony from the jaws of freedom
posted by tsarfan at 1:33 AM on June 9, 2006


Deal! And, you know, if they decide they want a weblog updating the world daily on the pulse-quickening events in Gwangyang, Korea, put in the good word for me, OK?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:47 AM on June 9, 2006


This is good.
posted by dong_resin at 5:24 AM on June 9, 2006


YAY!
I love that site. Congrats T.
posted by Radio7 at 11:20 AM on June 9, 2006


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