Saturday, September 27, 2008

LOOK AT ME EVERYBODY! Tod Maffin is one of the Top Ten most hyperactive people on the internet in the Vancouver area.

This meaningless, inconsequential thing on the internet called NowPublic calculated what they believe to be the web's 10 most-visible individuals in Vancouver.
NowPublic is located in Vancouver, and going nowhere.

let's narrow it down to just 10 people-that-we-have-no-interest-in.

And yes, Tod is # 10

"I think the list will surprise some people,"
said Leonard Brody, CEO of NowPublic, a Vancouver-based site where people can post and discuss news stories.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

In Peace, we hope

Understanding Media and Me, by Tod Maffin

To say that I’m now “shutting down the blog because, in fact, I DON’T want to see opinions expressed is mind-boggling.


Please, God, let it finally be over

No, these are not Tod Maffin's final words.

With Tod, there's no such thing as last words.
Just when you think he's said goodbye and left, he walks back into the room to perform another farewell once again.

When a reader wrote at insidecbc ...

Randall says:

Not surprised this is shutting down. All the negative comments regarding the new programming…not good for newcomers to see.

Sorry thats my cyncial corporations be damned viewpoint.

Tod saw an opportunity to get more "facts" on the record.
Such as: He quit. Voluntarily. So don't think he got fired. Got it?
And even though the comment is obviously directed at the CBC, Tod pretends it's a personal slight, and thus it affords him a chance to expound from his high horse.
Confirming, that he's a total asshole.

And he didn't print my comment either.
The coward.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Doing Our Part To Help Tod Maffin

Balancing excessive admiration with realistic feedback

What's Wrong With Tod Maffin (?)

We're unable to find anywhere on the internet that Tod Maffin comes clean about his vague "health issues".
The ones he's always working on but is never able to resolve.

The words "depression" and "addiction" crop up, but it's hard to think of him in terms of either of those afflictions.

Tod appears to be not all that different from the rest of us, particularly as we all suffer from one common ailment to some extent:


* Overreacts to criticism, becoming angry or humiliated
* Uses others to reach goals
* Exaggerates own importance
* Entertains unrealistic fantasies about achievements, power, beauty, intelligence or romance
* Has unreasonable expectations of favorable treatment
* Seeks constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
* Is easily jealous
* Has a sense of entitlement
* Is exploitative of others
* Lacks empathy
* Displays arrogant and proud behavior
* Displays haughty behavior
* Uses denial mechanism to downplay own inadequacies or failings
* Uses rationalization mechanism to justify self-centered behavior

We can easily see ourselves as having some of those characteristics.
But like almost everything else in life, Tod is way ahead of us.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Why Passion Matters: Success and Balance are Not Mutually Exclusive says Tod

Turns out Success and Failure are also not mutually exclusive.
Last June, Tod Maffin was able to tell a story that combined the two.
His own.
At the Western Workplace Health 2008, Calgary

Lessons he learned about being successful?
Let me guess - run your brain in lo-tech.

And tell people you work for the CBC!

Tod went from imaginary multi-millionaire to realistic zero millionaire in a couple of years.
That's enough to make anybody depressed.

Recruiting the Facebook Generation: Winning the New Race for Talent

Tod Maffin speaks again!

January 29,

Metro Toronto Convention

when will Tod Maffin be starting his blog?

"If you do nothing else, start a blog," says Maffin. Get the company president or someone high-profile to talk about what your organization is all about. "It's much more effective than an About Us' page on a Web site."

June 1, 2008

Health Care Leaders Association of BC Eats While Tod Maffin Talks

Tod is scheduled to speak in October in Vancouver.

Attendees will be asking themselves "he's a CBC TV host? I've never heard of the guy!"

Tod Maffin's Dilemma: How do I promote myself without using the CBC's Official Blog?

Tip For Tod: How to start your own Blog

I feel so silly. I forgot.
You're a worldwide authority on this stuff.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tip For Tod: How to increase the size of your blog

Tod took this picture of a friend of his who likes to ... have her picture taken.

If you're looking for a bigger blog, Tod, you might consider posting more great pictures like this one.

The Legacy of Tod Maffin

for all intents and purposes ...

you're looking at it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tod Maffin: From International Authority To Worldwide Authority, In The Click Of A Web Page

The Lavin Agency has given Tod a new status in life.
They have promoted him from international authority, and accorded him authority that extends worldwide.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tod panhandling at the CBC

The Long Goodbye - of Tod Maffin



Try as he may (and he doesn't try at all), Tod just can't keep his mouth shut.
In his excruciatingly slow exit from the CBC blog, he says goodbye, and then finds it necessary to say it again, and again,
Of course what happened was that Tod just figured out a really cool phrase to use thanks to author Douglas Adams.
AND he wanted to make sure that everyone knew that he's looking for a job at the CBC. He has no shame.
And no class.


"... as I’ve not, despite trying, managed to score a job at the place I enjoy so much.

Best wishes! So long, and thanks for all the fish."

*try the seafood entres at Scoozie's, Tod. You know, the restaurant at the end of your universe.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"Made me wonder if management knew what was happening here" - K

(from left to right - Future File, Inside The CBC, Todbits, I Love ... actually, there isn't room to list all of the blogs that Tod has abandoned)

And the eulogies are already slowing to a trickle ...

I especially appreciated the obituaries.

Peter Brandon


Tod learns to take his own picture with the help of a convenient mirror

My Blog Is Bigger Than Your Blog

an open invitation for Tod Maffin to submit a post for this blog .

Since he seems to be temporarily without, I'm happy to share the immense audience here at TMRTU.

Resisting Clicking The "New Post" Button

This could be tough.

Just like Tod Maffin, I suffer from an addiction.

I was this close to 500 posts about my friend Tod Maffin when he pulled the plug on his domination of public chatter at

This has profound implications, for Tod, and for me.

What are we going to do now?

Someone Comes To Their Senses: CBC or Tod?

How much will Tod Maffin be charging the CBC to buy the domain name from him?

Suitable For Framing

The Truth Is Out There

It must be.
Because it seems kind of vague at Inside The CBC.

"With all the changes going on inside the CBC this fall, it only makes sense that some changes occur at Inside the as well!"
~ Tod

eh ... ok, I guess that makes sense. Why not.

"Within the next week or two, I’ll be transitioning out of the blog editor’s chair to recover from a couple of major health setbacks and to work a bit on some outside projects"
~ Tod

Just like Tod, always working on outside projects.

But wasn't he hiking just a few weeks ago?

Confusion at joe clark's blog

Tod Maffin Still Brags About Blogging


But the truth is, he's blogless

Tod Maffin No Longer Rules The Universe

Inside ... Joke

Sept. 8, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Tod Maffin Leads My Thoughts

Tod is indeed as he bills himself.
A thought leader.

My thoughts go wherever Tod wants them to go.
Because I follow Tod Maffin.

I go where Tod goes, and I read what Tod writes.
I go with him into Canadian Tire for crappy customer service.
I try out the new Instinct phone and dislike press releases that aren't instant radio bits. I think teachers should back off and devote more time to me.
I think the CBC doesn't need to hire more people, just the replace the ones that get old.

Because I think about whatever Tod Maffin wants me to think about.

And afterwards I blink my eyes, shake my head gently, quickly, briefly, and come back to reality.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tod and his faithful assistant monitor the Net for any disparaging remarks.

So don't even think about it.

Tod Who?

Already 13 mentions of the phrase "Tod Maffin" on his home page.

And the night is still young.

It Lives

click to enlarge

Unearthed! Tod Maffin's first Twitter

Scientists have confirmed that this is authentic. The real thing ...

The Brilliance of Tod Maffin

As the Ancient Scriptures reveal to us, before he was even born, Tod Maffin was destined to be employed at the CBC.

Now what better way to control what's being said about you at that institution than to be in control of that institution's internet interface?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Available For Speaking Engagements About Tod Maffin

TMRTU is widely recognized as the leading international authority on blogging about Tod Maffin.

Audiences exposed to the TMRTU presentations will often speak of having a "Kylie Minogue moment", where they simply can't get a particular post out of their head.
It leaves them, not just talking, but thinking, for months.

will never be represented by the Lavin Agency, with offices in the United States and Canada

PEACHY - Okanagan Teachers & Librarians Have Money To Burn

They're bored and want to be entertained, so Sharon Bede suggests bringing in Maffin to startle them.


This is Todd Maffins' latest speaking topic. He would make an excellent guest speaker for the district or for a future conference. I remember always listening to him on CBC--then he closed his blog and disappeared...this explains what happened to him and it looks like he has excellent strategies for coping with our technologically driven world. I have attaced his other workshops. He is represented by the Lavin agency
- Sharon Bede. KSS Library.

I'd like to ask you, seriously, why would you want to do this.

What is it that you want to hear from Tod Maffin?

That if you think you're depressed you should seek help?

You couldn't figure that out for yourself?

If you want insight about depression, have you considered asking a qualified medical practitioner to come and speak to your group?
As teachers shaping the academic life of others, finding authoritative sources from which to learn about the world around you may be useful.

But perhaps you're just looking for a freak show.
Have you heard of Netflix?

Very reasonable prices.

The Tod Maffin Movie: An Inconvenient Buzz

A new and provocative slideshow created by TMRTU HQ.

Topics include:

The Limits Of Gullibility - (hint: there aren't any)

How To Run Your Company In Hi-Tech But Your Brain In Lo-Tech - and if you buy that, you're already there! And probably Head of I.T. for the City of Toronto.

The Problem With Analogies - how universities are like hothouses that grow killer weed.

The Key To Good Public Relations On The Internet - one word, "anonymous".

A New You That Even Your Friends Won't Recognize - applying The Maffin Method to everyday postings online.

Tod Maffin Book Signing Announced

Sept. 5 - Vancouver - Kinko's

Sept. 6 - Toronto - The Mini-Mart (next to Slurpee machine)

Sept. 7 - Ottawa - Public Library (3rd floor photocopier)


Tod will personally assist you in stapling the pages together - free of charge!

***Our Guarantee*** - anyone who turns up for these events is going to feel really, really stupid

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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