Daily Podcast: TTAC Denied Detroit Auto Show Press Credentials

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Unique visitors. I just love that term. It's not quite as Walt Disney World politically correct creepy as "special"– all visitors to Mickey's Kingdom are special Johnny– but it's close. People love to think they're "unique"– when in fact our species' very survival depends on astounding similarities of thought, emotion and behavior. And yet teachers, 'caregivers" and other members of the Western cult of human uniqueness drill the idea into us by from the time we discover we can't do stuff that other people can. While geneticists can confirm the fact of this assertion, they'll also tell you we're all just a few chromosomes away from getting our heads blown off by a Rwandan hunter looking for a nice big gorilla hand to make into a Chinese ashtray. And I saw an episode of Mega-Ultra-Wikkid-Big Disasters (yes that again) which said an asteroid-induced mega-tsunami reduced the human population to a hundred guys living in a tenement in the Upper East Side about 80k years ago. Or was it Africa half a million years ago? Probably Africa. Anyway, TTAC is up to 465,559 unique visitors (that's you!) per month, racking-up 1,368,121 page views. Apparently that's not good enough for the Detroit Auto Show organizers, who've either never heard of us, or, more likely, have (if you know what I mean). Our request for press credentials has been turned down. No reason given. We're reapplying, hoping that The Detroit Auto Dealers Association reconsiders and extends us the warm hand of friendship, once we re-introduce ourselves. Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name.

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  • Jordan Tenenbaum Jordan Tenenbaum on Dec 06, 2007

    Perhaps we could have a TTAC get-together party at the Detroit Auto show? I'm sure some of us could make it.

  • Nick Nick on Dec 06, 2007

    Pass this lesson on to your children folks...if you want to get ahead in life, be sycophant.

  • Starlightmica Starlightmica on Dec 06, 2007
    yankinwaoz : Well, you are sort of the f**kedcompany.com for the automotive industry. Do you blame them? I never thought of it that way (and that site did jump the shark a few years back) but that's a good analogy.
  • Blautens Blautens on Dec 06, 2007

    Refused press credentials? What the hell? I wanna hear yet another exciting piece about the Chevy Volt...or some other vaporware crap.