Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Write this way


The Post picked up on our, uh, post from yesterday about the page of a novel appearing on Seventh Street and First Avenue.

Per the paper:

At the bottom of the page, the reader is directed to St. Marks Place between First and Second avenues to find Page 8.
The Post found Page 8 put up on a lamppost at the location as advertised, although it was unable to locate Pages 1 through 6.

Anyone care to look for pages 1-6?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

So... the Post reporters who get paid six (or close to six) figures a year abscond with your material which was available for free. Nice.
-Roger P

Anonymous said...

I'm no genius, but if page 7 was on 7th street and page 8 was on 8th.........wouldn't it make sense to look for page 6 on 6th, 5 on 5th, etc?

Anonymous said...

I applaud the effort but this is just dumb.

esquared said...

see, the nypost did not credit you this time, but they did on the hell's angels bench post. figures.

Melanie said...

Very funny!!

Anonymous said...

unrelated: i live on e 3rd between a and b and have noticed for the past few days that the usually quiet hum of the city outside my window seems to be loud, as if there is a low flying plane passing, or idling nearby...but constant, not passing. is there some sort of big machine that's been running or something? i'm so confused.

Marty Wombacher said...

I hope Rupert Murdoch is sending you royalty checks for your posts that they take and turn into feature articles.

Jeremiah Moss said...

another rip job from the NY Poach.

this is probably an art-school project from a student at Cooper Union--they were the ones who did the Twitter stickers on walls and the WTC Mosque debate flyers on walls awhile back. it seems like they're taking the same class.

Anonymous said...

Page 4 is on the way to a landfill.

Anonymous said...

please help "unrelated: i live on e 3rd between a and b and have noticed for the past few days that the usually quiet hum of the city outside my window seems to be loud, as if there is a low flying plane passing, or idling nearby...but constant, not passing. is there some sort of big machine that's been running or something? i'm so confused."

Anonymous said...

Roger, Post beat reporters stealing EVG's material (and that of other bloggers) is despicable, but none of them are making anywhere close to six figures! Come on!

Morgan Tsvangirai said...

NPR's Morning Edition had a mention of it too and cited the Post.

Jeremy said...

Anon 9:00am - http://evgrieve.com/search?q=helicopter

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:08 - OK, perhaps you're right that Post reporters make nowhere near six figures. I heard that some of the more senior ones who work for the National Enquirer do so I thought hey, since the Post is a big deal in New York, maybe the wages were similar? But I guess you're right. :)
-Roger P

Anonymous said...

Rog (can I call you Rog?), the National Enquirer is a national tabloid that, while struggling, still has a big circulation (about 1M weekly readers of the paper, which retails for about $3 I believe) and occasionally hits pay dirt (like when they broke the John Edwards scandals). I'm sure someone like Mike Walker gets paid an outrageous salary, he's nationally known and has been on staff since the 1970s.

The Post is a local wreck that has fewer readers every year (currently about 500K daily -- this includes the website, which is free). Maybe nuts like Andrea Peyser are making 100K -- crazy-ass people do deliver clicks -- but I'd be surprised to find out that regular reporters are making more than like, 40K. Some sports columnists might get paid well. Anyway the Post may *seem* like a big deal in NYC, but it's not respected or profitable and no one is buying daily papers anymore (even the NYT is being forced to go paywall).

Not that this makes it in any way OK to steal from bloggers, who work for FREE (and for love, let's not forget the love), which was your original point, and one I agree with completely :)