Sunday, September 30, 2007

Another Comment Tod Maffin Doesn't Want You To See


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... And another!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Day The Tyee Woke Up To Reality

My Psychic Abilities Are Revealing That Tod Maffin Would Make A Better Weatherman Than A Reporter

... and he can still be a Futurist!

What Tod Maffin Knows About The Future of Social Media As Published By The Tyee





The Tyee (at Looks Great! But it's rather low on the intelligence scale. It's also boring as hell

I had come across The Tyee online publication a couple of times before, because they made reference to my favorite blog The Tea Makers, and also to that minx Raymi.
It's a great looking web page and site, very professional, if still dull and old school.
It is peppered with the names of credible people, media types who enjoy the limelight and will go anywhere to get into print. The Tyee gives them a platform and makes a serious effort to scoop up advertising dollars just like a real magazine.
But it's very, very boring, and I had no reason to ever go back, unless of course they want to talk about something that I felt connected to.

On September 26th, 2007, they decided to publish a meaningless essay by guess who - Tod Maffin.
In it, Tod takes the term "self-serving" to new heights, and the editors were too witless to notice.
Tod chose a title that would get attention, and as usual, delivers absolutely nothing.

And that's it. That is Tod's entire contribution on the subject of The Future of Social Media.
Did we learn anything?

What follows is simply a list enumerating six websites that Tod thinks people should know about. They too are very attractive in lay-out and colours, graphics, etc, and will add absolutely nothing to your life or understanding of the future of social media.

It's a waste of time, but by all means confirm that for yourself.
But I'll point out the second entry ... a business associate of Tod Manipulator Maffin:

In his little blip of an essay, Tod manages to get in numerous links and plugs for his own company and those who help to promote Tod Maffin.
In fact, that's basically all the essay really is - exploiting the press and another opportunity get clicks on links that might translate into $$$.
And the well-meaning but clueless editors at The Tyee are under the impression that they actually have published a socially useful article.

However, there's more than ignorance and naivety at play here.
It won't surprise you that I made a comment about the article ...

(Note: My comments don't appear right away. You have to click on ALL COMMENTS to read them.)

Now if you think that the editors at The Tyee couldn't possibly be so easily fooled as to publish what amounts to nothing more than a commercial for Tod Maffin and his friends, then take a look at a comment that was allowed, in fact, deemed one of the Best ...

Here you see a guy who is cut from the same cloth as Tod Maffin, an exploiter of media who takes advantage in order to serve himself and his business.
He has nothing at all to say. For all that he adds in the way of remarks, he might just as well have only glanced at the article before jumping into the comment field.
But he's made a very deliberate effort to plug his own company, yet another marketing firm that offers it's services in the art of manipulation.
And "treasures" Tod Maffin's bullshit.

Now why would Maurice's useless comment be deemed to be better than mine?
Let's just say that it's very easy to call up your friends and have them "vote" in such a way as to suppress some comments and highlight others.
Would Tod Maffin do that?
Manipulate and prevent unfavourable feedback?
What an outrageous suggestion!

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Reprehensible "Ethics" Of The CBC

Tonight, over at, a cesspool of CBC's hypocrisy, you will come across the following post ...

which shows that Tod Maffin is not the only asshole working at the CBC.
Just the most famous one thanks to this blog.

But a further revelation awaits at the comments section.
When filling out the comment field, you can choose to post under any name you want (eg. Bozo The Clown), but you are required to provide a valid email address (though not necessarily a truthful one - and I have always put my real email address here).

But until recently, there was a third line, where you could place the URL of your website, and when your comment was posted this would be a link to your page.
No one is allowed or able to do that any more.

And yet, miraculously, someone has been able, or rather permitted, to do just that ...

Tod Maffin, who apparently did not write the posting, is allowed to link to his privately held company.
But no one else!

I suppose it's an example of what people mean when they say "it's nice to have friends in high places".

Even if they're low-lifes.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Want To Have Tod Maffin's Baby? Here's The Trick, Girls!

Tod Maffin's Idea Of Foreplay

Tod Maffin Exceeded My Expectations - In Stupidity

Tod Maffin just dropped his expensive iPhone and now it won't work.
The I-know-more-than-you guy never thought it would happen and so didn't buy a protective case to carry it in to prevent the inevitable.
He's still new to the user experience when it comes to technology.

Of course, my heart goes out to the nerd.
Dropping things seems a way of wife, I mean life, for the Todster.

He bought the iPhone off of Craigslist, so no insurance, and no helpful Apple salesperson telling him to get a good case for it before buying an Xbox.

Thanks for the great picture of your gaping mouth and dramatic expression, Tod.
Sorry that you're Home Alone.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tod Maffin Proves Even Canadians Can Be Assholes

Yesterday, at the insidecbc blog, Tod Maffin remarks ...

"I’d like to think that Canadians are different — maybe a bit more discerning in how they spend their TV time"

So, according to this absurd reasoning, just by virtue of being Canadian, I'm a more discerning television viewer.
This is not unlike a form of racism.
And very, very stupid.

There's a rabbit hole in Tod Maffin's brain where common sense should exist.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I Think I'm Going To Go Ahead And Post This About Tod Maffin

At the end of his e-paper "Landing The Perfect Pitch", Tod tries his hand at correcting people's grammar.
It's a free lesson that he feels is so socially useful that it must be included ...

That'll fix those schmucks.

Now how about fixing the ones who say outlandish things, with much embellishment, and leave out necessary information.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tod Maffin Is An International Expert In Bullshitting

Tod Maffin is the definition of a bullshitter.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Tod Maffin: The Boy Who Cried "Oops!"

Tod Maffin has been caught faking so many times that he's into his second public "Oops!" in less than a week.
Here he is, at it again.
When he was caught this morning printing an inaccurate story about George Stroumboulopoulos, and trying to steal my joke, it took only a few hours for the entire story to be erased and replaced with ...

No acknowledgment of his mistake.
Let alone an explanation.
Instead, it's as if it never happened.
It's history has been erased.

Tod Maffin Plagiarizes ... ME!

Yesterday, The Hour's blog posted this item about my best friend George ...

I decided to leave an amusing comment ...

Tod Maffin decided to repeat the story at insidecbc

But in order to make his version work, he had to change the facts and misreport the story ...



Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tod Maffin is incomparable. Until you compare him to other nerds.

The Podcast on this page will hold your interest about as long as this cute graphic does. All 17 minutes of it, only a couple of it on "the incomporable Tod Maffin".

Andy tries very, very hard to be entertaining, and you almost want to enjoy his AndyCast just to pat the eager beaver on his head and encourage him.

But he's not entertaining at all.

The key would have been to spend the entire 17 minutes tearing Tod a new one.
Now that's entertainment.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Just As I Suspected. There's More To Than Meets The Eye

(the Mindful Eye, of course)

You may not have noticed that on today's insidecbc web page, the posting that is normally seen ...

is not there.

Elsewhere on this blog, Tod posted a comment that includes the statement " you seem to think I'm the only person who
moderates the CBC blog. "

Yeah, that's real LOL, Tod.
So now, how do you respond to this?

The Undergarments of Tod Maffin

The Corrections of Tod Maffin

What Tod is not so forthcoming about is the fact that he, by virtue of controlling the board/the comments, is privilege to more information than all of the other participants.

He, and he alone, will often know the true identity of the individual writers, and more.
And he can use these pieces of information to suit his own very personal and professional purposes.

It affords him the opportunity for further manipulation in order to best serve Tod Maffin.

Here, Tod does a quick save.

from insidecbc

No doubt he's been distracted lately.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

"Looks like that blog's got your number, Tod."

- with Eric Todbuttkissington ... photo by pacificIT

Saturday, September 15, 2007

What's your problem?

Tod Maffin's version of absolute power.
I wrote a comment at a famous blog.
Tod didn't like it, and took the intial steps of legal action to have it removed.
He was successful.

It made me an unhappy camper.
And I happen to really like it here.

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