Robert Farago Left TTAC

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

He’s had it coming. Our Dear Leader finally received what he deserved: A vacation. With wife and kids, Farago goes to Disney World. Or Disney Land. Anyway, one of those Mickey Mouse metros. While our Dear Leader is away, our beloved Edward Niedermeyer is running the show at TTAC. 16 timezones away in Beijing, Ed is being assisted by yours truly. Which works out just fine: BS has the morning shift, then, Mr. Ed takes over and runs two shifts. Keep in mind, Ed is an Oregonian (sounds kinky.) Please indulge him, and grant him the extra three hours of sleep the Westcoasties deserve. If there’s a little less of the usual morning barrage of posts, do not despair. Ed will make up for it during the day and night.

Also of note: Our web servers are still acting up, sick from the China Syndrome. View counters won’t be back until “after Thanksgiving,” our resident Otaku promised. The site sometimes can be slow to react to your comments. Don’t worry, don’t double post: The comments will show up – after a (sometime excruciatingly long) wait. Same goes for Farago: He’ll be back. Then, there will be hell to pay.

Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href=""> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href=""> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Nov 24, 2008

    @sexcpotatoes: Denied. No submissives allowed at TTAC. Company policy. Sorry.

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Nov 24, 2008
    BlueBrat : Zoomzoom: Linking to gay porn in your posts will get them deleted you know. Bertel Schmitt : @Bluerat: Absolutely. Must draw the line somewhere Um...okay, that was out of left field. Was this a joke? I'm not sure even emoticons would have helped here. Let's be careful so that our er .. "good natured" (or "other") comments don't gloss over a possibly genuine technical problem with the website.
  • Yankinwaoz Yankinwaoz on Nov 24, 2008

    Let the record show that in these troubled times Mr. Farago chose NOT to take the private corporate jet.

  • ZoomZoom ZoomZoom on Nov 25, 2008

    One other reason that post-delay is bad is that I can't re-read my post; can't even access it, so I cannot correct any spelling or grammar mistakes. As I said in an earlier post, "what" I'm saying may not be much in the big scheme of things, but I should at least be allowed to self-edit. When the post doesn't appear until the next day, that's way over the 60 minute time limit for changes. I never get that chance. THAT is the worst thing about "post-delay."