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Catching Up

Valleywag Expose Gives Rise to SFW Catchphrase ‘Google Me’

Old email messages never die. They just linger on main and third-party servers until an enterprising reporter like Valleywag’s Sam Biddle can get their electronic hands on them and go to town.

Biddle’s rollicking piece resurrects a pair of July 2012 missives from PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy and NSFW Corp. head honcho Paul Carr in the wake of her website’s inaugural LA event at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. The Carr email is the foul-typed piece de resistance, with the major highlights bold-ed by Biddle.

While much of the best Carr bits are NSF-headlining, there’s also this mid-point aside to Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky:

But first, do me a favor: Google me. Read a few of my columns in the Guardian, the Times, the Wall Street Journal or on blogs like TechCrunch and — of course — PandoDaily. Or pick up one of my books.

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Catching Up with Former Channel 9/WWOR Weatherman Lloyd Lindsay Young

Before New Jersey had “Snooki” and “The Situation” or Tony Soprano it had Lloyd Lindsay Young, with Channel 9’s studio in Secaucus.

Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, Young wasn’t just a weather forecaster at WWOR/Channel 9, he was a pop culture phenomenon. (see below)

If you saw Lloyd once, belting his signature intro “Hellooooo” and a yell of “Science!” before showing the radar, you would not forget the moment.

“I like to have fun with the weather. It wasn’t serious,” Lloyd says. “Weather offered levity in a newscast because a lot of the news is depressing by nature.”

At the height of his popularity in the late 1980s, you could find Young in a Beastie Boys music video, cameo appearances in several films, including the acclaimed Working Girl, or taking the stage to introduce George Carlin on an HBO special in 1988.

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