If you’ve never checked out Jalopnik, it’s a huge blog site for guys who are a lot like car guys only not. It’s mostly for people who care about the likes of, say, Car & Driver, and a recent posting questioned who might or should become the new editor of the mag now that longtime EIC Csabe Cesre has left the building. While the notion is somewhat laughable, I can’t deny a little pride that my name came up a few times with Jalopnik commenters (users, not staffers).
More hilarious and intuitive than me being mentioned is the overall review by commenter “LorenzoPhrixus,” who had this to say:
“Here’s The Tout Board on C/D’s next EIC:
E. Alterman 22-1 Good instincts, no C/D experience
M. Gilles 21-1 Already in the chair, easy transition. But a Brit.
L. Webster 21-1 Well respected, long-time C/Der. Could come back.
F. Markus 21-1 Well respected, long-time C/Der. Could come back.
S. Cole Smith 26-1 Beloved former Exec. Editor. Mag was strong while he was there.
K. Smith 30-1 Now at Edmunds.com. But a known quantity with a strong background at both C/D and MT. And at Automobile.
J. Jennings 30-1 Surely already campaigning. And a suitably big personality.
S. Oldham 50-1 Has run Edmunds.com’s Inside Line well. Hard worker. Ambitious. Did a good job at Sport Compact.
D. Freiburger 80-1 Hardcore hot rodder who needs a job. Big talent, did a great job at Hot Rod. May not care about new cars.
D. Neil 80-1 Has a Pulitzer and was a regular C/D contributor. But liable to throw firebombs at advertisers.
M. Stone 80-1 MT Exec Editor who really wanted the R&T job. But more impressive to himself than anyone else.
R. Farago 100-1 Mass insanity could grip Hachette… it’s possible.
C. Van Tune 100-1 Rumor is, he’s still alive. Somewhere.”