Sunday, January 30, 2005

How does he do it?

Well, the lack of blogging is directly attributed to being on assignment (sometimes multiple ones) every day this week. While some "freelance columnists" (whatever that is) can blog more than once daily while zipping all over the continent in an airplane — *cough...bullshit* — I'm getting worn out just from jetting around town and meeting deadlines.

Tonight is the earliest I've been home in weeks. As I've said, this gig isn't always everything it's cracked up to be.

I penned another interesting story on Toronto minor hockey today; I'll post excerpts if they stick it behind the Post's subscribers' wall as per usual.


At 8:38 p.m., January 30, 2005, Blogger John F. said...

"You, Flock of Seagulls, where you got the shit hid at?"
-- Jules Winfield, Pulp FictionSort of like a "Realer than Real" Tarantino Movie, "he" must be able to magically summon his inner strength and channel all his resources into doing three things at once...

He's the man, you know? :p j/k

(and thanks for the comment on the post - Brett emailed me about it as well)

At 7:11 a.m., January 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's amazing how the individual you refer to can be jet-setting around the country (what newspaper has the money for that??), make daily blog reports whilst banging out other articles, and at the same time post "juicy" insider info on an anonymous weblog rather than via his newspaper that so "rattle" the league they "demand" to know his sources.

Must be the Flintstone Chewable Amphetamines....

At 4:01 p.m., January 31, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am shocked, SHOCKED that you would refer to a fellow blogger that way. Just because most of his rumours have proven to be complete garbage, and just because he has been caught redhanded telling complete lies, doesn't mean that he isn't a REAL insider. Gee, James, you've become such a cynic already. :-)

At 6:00 p.m., January 31, 2005, Blogger Jes Gőlbez said...

You don't believe 'Eklund'??

I mean, cmon!! I'm able to post almost daily on my blog between visits to the Playboy Mansion, lunches with Brian Burke, and dinner dates with Middle Eastern royalty. If I can do it, he can do it, too!

(I visit his site for 'entertainment' purposes...
I've always taken the stuff with a large chunk of salt, but his credibility has shrunk pretty quickly in a short amount of time)

At 1:46 a.m., February 01, 2005, Blogger Elle Pekland said...

He's a fraud! Read my site you idiots.

At 6:09 a.m., February 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, ya think? Thanks for pointing out the blatantly obvious, Elle! For someone who has a sarcastic weblog mocking the BS artist that is "Eklund", the concept of sarcasm appears to have eluded you while you were reading this thread.

At 11:40 a.m., February 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now Eklund has turned off his comments section. Evidently the growing number of skeptism in recent days was getting to him. Guess he/she/it couldn't handle the simple fact that if you're going to claim to be a hockey journalist with insider info that folks were going to catch on to his farce. As one commentator noted, it's not the fact he's posting rumors that may or may not be true, but the fact he's passing himself off a a journalist that troubles folks.

At 10:22 a.m., February 04, 2005, Blogger Dudgee said...

But why does such an accomplished young journalist such as youself find it appropriate to spend time trashing a blogger?

Do you have National Post stamped on your forehead yet, just so nobody misses the fact you work for them?

Or maybe this blog post is just to talk about how you get to jet around yourself?

Hmmm. I expect some name dropping at any moment.

At 10:55 a.m., February 04, 2005, Blogger James Mirtle said...

In case you haven't noticed Dudgee, that fellow has more than a few critics. My criticisms have been rather mild, so perhaps your vitriol would be better served against those who have outright called him a fraud.

Then again, this sounds more like some kind of personal beef with me. If that's the case, by all means email me or give me a call. It's good to know that those at the helm of McKeen's are so childish.

At 11:39 a.m., February 04, 2005, Blogger Dudgee said...

Too bad I'm not at the helm of McKeens.


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