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Posts Tagged ‘Sam Biddle’

NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of ‘Tips for Jesus’ Do-Gooder

TipsforJesusIt makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it’s just another payment-flow mechanism.

After the mysterious big tipper recently hit Manhattan, and as first sussed out by Valleywag’s Sam Biddle, the New York Post appears to have let the cat completely out of the bag:

The generous restaurant-goer left one lucky server at NoMad in the Flatiron District a $7,000 tip over the weekend, while another at The Smith near Lincoln Center got $3,500 and a waiter at Bo’s Kitchen in Chelsea raked in $1,000.

Bo’s waiter Aruj Dhawan told The Post that his big tipper was eccentric former PayPal vice president Jack Selby, who’d been rumored to be behind the random acts of kindness.

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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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