Friday, September 26, 2008

Observation:
I'm flattered, but . . .

From an email I received earlier today:

My name is Tracy Frey and I am the Senior Director of Community and Strategic Partnerships at Widgetbox. I have read your blog, Dave Kehr, which I discovered in my research for top Movies bloggers.

Maybe I'm not quite so horrible at this racket as I think I am, but I have to say this bit of flattery (however unintended . . . I hope) almost qualifies as obscene!

6 comments:

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I got an e-mail from Tracy today, too -- here's how mine reads:

My name is Tracy Frey and I am the Senior Director of Community and Strategic Partnerships at Widgetbox. I have read your blog TVandFilmguy, which I discovered in my research for top Televsion bloggers.

So if anyone forgets the name of my blog, they can just refer to me as the TVandFilmguy. Until I hear from his lawyer, I guess.

Tom Sutpen said...

Cripes! Not the most efficient bunch over at Widgetbox, huh.

Makes me wonder who got my name.

Any film blogger leaps out a window in the next day or two, then we'll know.

Ryland Walker Knight said...

Apparently "the house next door online" is my blog...

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, you are, as it were, on staff over there, as I am not (I've been told HND wouldn't touch me with a barge pole), so it's not completely misdirected in your case. I'm just trying to imagine what unlucky shlub will end up getting mistaken for me. Talk about demoralization!

Flickhead said...

I guess we've both been banished to internet limbo as far as the HND is concerned...I could go on, but why bother?

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, I don't have any problem with HND; quite the opposite, in fact. It's just a little disconcerting to be told, by someone with some standing in this racket, that I could forget about ever joining its ranks because everyone over there supposedly thinks I'm pond scum . . . when that had never been on the radar of my sordid ambitions in the first place.

Anyhow, I didn't want to make a thing out of it; it was simply an aside.