Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Imagine Our Surprise
When We Discovered
We've Ignored Trump

We were horrified the other day, when coming across a great item on Donald Trump, to realize that in three years, Working With Words has never once mentioned The Donald. We hereby apologize for this terrible oversight. How, you ask, could we have ignored such a seminal figure in American culture? Alas, we have no good excuse. So we thought we'd make up for that lapse today.

The item which brought him to our attention anew was from
Jason Kottke:
"Donald Trump is getting $1.5 million for an hour-long
keynote speech at a Los Angeles real estate expo. Prediction: He will say nothing revelatory or interesting. Another prediction: The type of audience that attends real estate expos that headline Donald Trump won't notice."

No word yet on how Trump's silly $5-billion lawsuit against a myth-piercing book is progressing. But if he were even 10% as smart as he'd have you believe, he might have figured out by now that his suit will only accomplish one thing: bringing even more attention to a book that nicely documents how he's mostly full of hot air, and not even close to a billionaire to boot. You can read the first chapter here.


At 4:35 PM, Blogger Youngstown Pride said...

John, I just found your blog (again) after linking from the JCU page regarding your latest talk there, in February. I heard you speak when Dick Hendrickson brought into his class in 2004. Great blog then, great blog now. Also, congrats on being accepted into ASJA.
- Joe Lowry

At 4:44 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Hey Joe: I surely remember you. You seemed pretty set on a career in politics even then. I remember that you started and later stopped blogging. Glad to see you've restarted, and in style. I'll be reading closely. And good luck in my favorite place, D.C. You'll have a ball there and learn a lot. And I'm guessing that one day you'll end up back in the Mahoning Valley, doing something important for your hometown.

At 10:33 PM, Anonymous Lou said...

John. You're fired.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Daniella said...


Priceless piece, loved it. Thank you again you prove to everyone what a master you are with words.

At 9:53 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Hey, Lou: I couldn't understand what you meant at first, till all of a sudden, an hour later, it hit me. Duh! Sorry to be so dense as to not get your joke at first. As for you Daniella, it's great to hear from you, pal. I've missed seeing you for too long. Looking forward to our next bumping-into...


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