Saturday, January 31, 2009

There is no risk of Tod Maffin becoming a lawyer

Tod gets all hopped up over a court ruling,
He views himself as more perceptive and sensible than a B.C. Supreme Court Justice.

the headline for the story:
Court orders Falun Gong to dismantle protest hut

I'm familiar with this part of Vancouver and this protest.
And I'm frankly surprised that it's taken this long for the city to act.
Does anyone think that people have a right to start erecting structures on any part of any street that they take a fancy to?
How about on your street?
How about on every street?
What if we all made a run for it and set up our own personal bus shelter with a private lock on it? I got here first!

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein ruled Thursday that erecting permanent structures goes against the fundamental purpose of the street.

Like, duh.

Tod Maffin is being very dumb, as usual.

TOD ... for the record his own words

This ( ) is a SHIT DECISION. Look at the picture and you tell me if their booth "encroaches" on the sidewalk. :-(

@buzzbishop Whoa Look at the photo. It simply is NOT ON THE SIDEWALK. They impede nobody. The stay 100% silent. Remove them? Really?!?!

@buzzbishop Yes, but the structure isn't what the court ruled against. It ruled against impeding the SIDEWALK which it CLEARLY doesn't do!

@dbarefoot You asked "Should we permit all non-intrusive, effectively-permanent protest structures?" YES WE SHOULD. That's free speech. :-)

Never ever ever take legal advice from an idiot.
(that would be Tod Maffin)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trust Is An Issue With Tod Maffin

Tod shares, and finally puts some effort into his latest blog post ...

I ran into this policy more than once, working as DNTO’s western producer. Working on consumer-rights stories, I’d asked permission to record wearing a hidden microphone. I had to make my pitch to the head of news and each time I was turned down because the stories weren’t deemed to illustrate significant enough public trust.

Tod probably meant to say "enough public IN-TRUST", as in "interest", which is not spelled with a "u".

Of course, I was pissed off, but in retrospect, the CBC made the right call. After all, I worked in A&E (arts and entertainment), not news.

(Side note: With the help of six freelancers, I produced a documentary called “24 Hours at Hamburger Mary’s” — finding the stories of people who visit the Vancouver diner. The network killed the piece because I failed to tell the freelancers to get people’s last names. I still am bugged by that one.)

Getting last names is vital, in order that people take responsibility for what they are saying.
Otherwise the whole documentary could just as well be a work of fiction, as Tod's productions sometimes are.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blogging - the easy way. By Tod Maffin

Tod's "Original" blog entry. And the UBC Music Schoool

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tod Maffin's Brain Out Of Service

It's come to this.
Tod sits at home copying entries from The Canadian Exncyclopedia and pasting them into his blog.
(that's right, I said Exncyclopedia. Tod is so out of it)

Try to imagine what it must be like inside Tod Maffin's brain as it directs him to post an entry about an event that happened 77 years ago. An event of interest to no one, not even to Tod.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Talking To Air: another Maffin minion who can't handle the truth

You post a comment to her blog and she erases it.
Living up to the first principle of blogging Maffin-style: LIMIT DISCOURSE

Tod Maffin and The Lamest Blog Ever

January 8, 2009

His newest urgent entry, from the heart, that he shares, because you need to know this ...

Sixty years ago today, Tom Alsbury was sworn in as Vancouver mayor. Alsbury was the first Vancouver mayor to have been born in the 20th century (1904). He served as mayor of Vancouver from 1959 to 1962 and was born in Edinburgh.

... from the freaking international authority on blogs.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Typical Tod Maffin Scam - #1

Day One : create web page

Day Two : abandon web page

Day Three: announce that web page is now "one of the industry’s leading sources of trends, forecasts, and news."

The Typical Tod Maffin Scam - #2

Day One : create web site on topic of interest to professionals

Day Two : use web site relentlessly to promote Tod Maffin, posting resume and flattery about said individual

CBC Doing Much Better Since Tod Maffin Left

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Created only a month ago by Tod Maffin and already it's an industry leader. According to Tod Maffin.

His web site,, is one of the Credit Union industry’s leading sources of trends, forecasts, and news.

Only a very rare and very wonderful man could accomplish such a thing.

Tod Maffin is a rare and wonderful man

“Tod Maffin is a rare and wonderful man. He is so accomplished in the areas of business, media, technology, and building community. But, he is also one of the most down to earth, approachable personalities I know. He is a gifted communicator, a caring person, and a first class technologist. This is a potent combination.”
– Arjun Singh, President, Fair Voting BC -

As published by Tod Maffin

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.