The following Press Release appeared in the Dallas Morning News to announce my sale of One Man’s Blog:
Google today announced it has struck an accord with the popular blogger John Pozadzides, from One Man’s Blog, whereby they will acquire all content and image rights including the likeness of Mr. Pozadzides.
Jack Spenser, VP of New Media Development, said, “Google is pleased to have obtained such a volumnuous library of top content. Over the past two years we’ve sent millions of visitors to the site, so it seemed like a natural fit to bring it under the Google umbrella. This is the first acquisition in the new Google Blog Content Ownership program, and we will be announcing acquisitions of many other top bloggers in the very near future. Our goal is to own all the top content on the Web.”
“To be honest, I’m quite pleased to dump this albatross off on Google,” said Mr. Pozadzides. “Now that I’ve already cashed the check I don’t mind telling you that I won’t be missing the late nights of authoring articles until 3am. Now it’s someone else’s problem, good riddance!”
Mr. Pozadzides has agreed to stay on as a content advisor for no more than a period of 144 months in order to maintain the content and supervise a team of outsourced Malaysians who will take over publication duties.
good one, with the money you can make a trip to the PI and visit us. Just to give you some pressure.
Is that true ? :D
Saim Baig says
Good April 1st stuff.Timezone are sometimes confusing.
The Off Topic says
:rofl: Checked the date there….
Kirk P. says
Finally…, we’ll get some good content! Those Malaysians craft good stories.
They bought mine too – but they said they didn’t want anything to do with my “likeness”
So anybody have one I could borrow ?
I should of done something on my site, I’m kicking myself now for not trying something..lol
oh well, plenty of time to plan for next year :D
Michelle Vandepas says
Oh I’m laughing so hard. (found you through Liz) Between that and the other link I followed where it states Darren is a Billionaire, I’m in April Fools Heaven.
John P. says
hehehe. Fire up the jet baby! We’re goin’ to Vegas!
Liz Strauss says
Does this mean that the spontaneous trip to anywhere via private jet is now on? Shall I call Lorelle? :)
Sasha T. says
Another Google joke? :) It is to much for this year :). I like your idea, made me laugh as always.
Elie El Khoury says
John! a deal is a deal :P
Steve Elliott says
Fortunately I read this on 2nd April – GMT !
Nice try though.
Michael Schade says
Thanks for the smile!
yeah i love april fools day dont you all??
Charles Stricklin says
So, you won’t be needing that paltry check for WordCamp Dallas expenses any more, I take it?
Lisa Marie Mary says
Google’s was sorta cute, but, yeah, I found them disappointing this year, too. JP’s ROCKED, though – so, we’re all good! ;) Heehee!
Lisa Marie Mary says
Hahaha! I love it! I’ve been scouting the web for the various pranks, and it didn’t even occur to me that I’d find one here! I love it!! Especially the DMN part – totally awesome!! And your callous attitude in the ‘article’ – too funny!!! Cuz we all know John just hates our time here!! Love it!!! :D :D :D
uuhh sure :D
great April fools prank :D
Ilia Boyko says
I have learned not to trust any news on April the 1st, especially if they are written on blogs. :)
Is anyone else disappointed with the Google’s prank this year? I think they could have done better.
Today’s just a great day for this sort of stuff. I received an email from a prince in some other country saying that he was going to help me out with $55,000,000!!!!
Once he gets my social security number and bank account info, it’s going to be new car shopping time for me!
I’m outraged! I can’t believe how much you hate doing this! And you sold you likeness?! Have you no soul?!
Hee hee…Happy April Fools!
Tom Barr says
I didn’t get half way through the headline and I said to myself “Self, we ain’t buying this.” But then again if you throw in a $50 Adwords coupon I might buy the story. :D
Time zones… areant they great… in reality using a phone you got 48 hours of free reign to joke on people :)
Always a fun day on community sites :)
Haha, good one.
You had me until I reached the part about dumping the albatross. Hee hee… ;)
I’ll bet you really did stay up till 3:AM on this one.
Not fair to pull this before the first cup of coffee….
JP-May I suggest that the only respectable thing to do with that huge (8 figure, no doubt) check is to divide amongst your loyal readers. Those readers, who have many times stayed up until 3 a.m. waiting for the latest knife sharpening tips. Bring on the Malaysians ;<)
stupid me, read the whole thing before I realized, not the same date here when I first read it, my excuse…
Derek Wong says
Amusingly this is in my feed reader a little bit too early for my time zone. Haha it’s only 11:17 PM on March 31. Can’t please ’em all, huh?