I was all geared up to make it a “beat up on Noah Berlatsky” collection of quotes, but everyone had to play nice and clear the air to the point it became a borderline mutual admiration society in our own blog’s comments section. Way to go all adult, people.
So instead I focused the Quote Unquote RSS-sniffer on Platinum Studios. Before I knew it, suddenly, the opening strains of They Might Be Giants’ old tune, Minimum Wage, started playing in my head. Sure, it’s a down economy, but things seem increasingly more down in some areas of the industry (compared to others) at present. For variety I worked in some other quote subjects as well.
“The employees of Platinum Studios, Inc. (the “Company”) have agreed to accept minimum wage cash compensation until further notice to reduce the company’s payroll obligations. Each employee will also be receiving a bonus commensurate with their position in the Company, in common stock, for accepting this payroll reduction. This arrangement will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis by the Company’s management.”
- Platinum Studios’ Form 8-K, which was recently filed with SEC (as first noted by Steve Horton)
“I’m sure it’s partially indicative of the current economic crisis, but I’m also sure that buying Wowio and then totally butchering it didn’t help matters any.”
- Sean Kleefeld discerning his way to the potential heart of the matter (and writing the word “crisis” without having to mention DC Comics once).
“The vast experience and success with various forms of entertainment that each advisory board member brings with them will allow Platinum to access additional contacts in the film, television, online, retail and video game industries and in development of the 5600 comic characters and storylines in the Platinum Studios portfolio.”
-Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, chairman of Platinum Studios, in a recent press release ignoring a few of the metaphorical elephants in his office as he announces the creation of a new advisory board.
“What are they advising? Not to hire DJ Coffman?”
- Heidi MacDonald questioning the nature of advising that may occur through the new board
“I’d like nothing more to stop thinking and talking about Platinum Studios. I have tried in the past but the public will not have it! Once their greatest cheerleader and producer I’m now a conduit (lightning rod?) for information, both good and bad.”
- D.J. Coffman
In Other News
“Unfortunately, Chester Brown did not win in his Trinity-Spadina riding, though the Libertarian candidate did manage to secure more votes than the two independents running.”
- Jessica Campbell noting that Chester Brown lost his election.
“At any rate, this will prove to the world that I’m not what David Hahn refers to Coldplay listeners as, ‘people who are too
expletive lazy to listen to Radiohead.’”
- Jeff Parker mentioning his appearance on NPR recently
“Correction: We incorrectly said Steve Leiber was the writer of the graphic novel ‘Whiteout.’ He was actually the illustrator.”
- NPR trying to avoid getting named as the murder victim in Greg Rucka’s next novel…
“Oh for goodness sake. I really, really don’t care how Nuklon or Nuclon or Nuqlon is spelled.”
- Noah Berlatsky proving how little he cares how Nuklon (in no uncertain terms) spells his name.