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Lupica on Page Six

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, May 1, 2008.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    A blind item from today's NY Post:

    Just Asking
    WHICH columnist for a sleepy tabloid - whose physical stature is as small as his ego is large - is quite the prima donna? Before his recent speech and book-signing at a library in Connecticut, he presented a list of demands, from the mundane (a glass of water, a reserved parking space) to the persnickety (no round table, no tablecloth) . . .
  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    "sleepy" ... classic
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    It would have been a better item if they stopped with 'prima donna.' The book stuff is pointless.
  4. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    If you are doing a signing the table request stuff makes sense.
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Any presumptive demands like that are unacceptable and oozing with look-at-me chutzpah.

    You have to be a human enough to respect that even people who work in bookstores are professionals and know how to pull off a signing.... BTW, with much bigger authors (in every way conceivable) that that assclown.
  6. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    Like Albom.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    You beat me to it. Excellent work.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, he wanted a glass of water, a place to park, and a table to his liking. What a douche!
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Agree that's it's overkill to point this out. But given the Midget's sustained self-aggrandizement, it's hard to resist bringing out the heavy artillery.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    If he'd ask for a bowl of M&Ms with the red ones all taken out, I can understand calling the guy an asshole over this. These seem pretty reasonable.
  11. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    This is standard stuff in any appearance contract. You can't leave that stuff up to the library/bookstore or -- God forbid -- the publisher, who will sure as shit screw up a cup of coffee.

    The item makes the Post look petty and mean. Oh but it is, so that's how it comes out.
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

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