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I don't wish to alarm anyone...

...actually, screw that, I kind of enjoy alarming people. Anyway, it appears that the brilliant Private Eye-influenced Fake Steve Jobs website is nearing the end of its run. Seems like kind of an odd decision, doesn't it? I mean, in a negligible amount of time, it rocketed Forbes tech writer Dan Lyons from obscurity to international fame, moving from satirical strength to satirical strength. Why dismantle the platform now?

Me, I keep thinking that it would certainly make it awkward for Lyons to continue if he had confidential information that pancreatic cancer survivor* Jobs had grown ill again and was facing a scary prognosis. But then, I don't have AAPL in my portfolio, and anyway it's not as though it's universally recognized as the most CEO-dependent equity on the planet, right?

*(three words you don't see right in a row like that very often)


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gord tulk:

"According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 4%."

via pancreatic.org

hoping he's okay.

Please tell us more about your portfolio Colby.

Crid [cridcridatgmail]:

Sometimes I think about all the ways I love this blog, and then there's a post like this, and suddenly there are too many to count again


Well Lyons is moving to Newsweek, from Forbes, to take over Steve Levy's tech position. Apparently APPL tried to get Newsweek to drop Lyons. They didn't but FSJ is going down. Concern about Jobs' health sounds good but this is (sorta) the Valley so follow the money people. Now as a long-time fan of FSJ this sucks, but perhaps Lyons will be able to deploy his sense of humour under his own byline.

Fake Steve Jobs (Dan Lyons) Throws in the Towel!
I told you people that this would happen, this iTard has been busted! (I'm just surprised how long it took)
I will be gracious though, he was slightly entertaining, but it's over now.
FSJ is DEAD! The talent-free Dan Lyons just could not keep up with this site!
Who do you look to now? Where is the mystery? The wit? The sharp biting concise commentary? Where? Where?
Hmmmm, how about right here, I promise I will NEVER leave you! Besides I tell the truth.
Mourn FSJ if you must, just not too long, we have work to do!

Forbes is pulling the plug on his sick little blog! The fall has apparently accelerated over at the Copy-boy itard Lie-ons fake Frobes Steve Jobs Danny-boy lame-brain website.
Tthe fact is that the edge is gone, wake up people! Your fake was a fake of a fake for goodness sake. I have heard that the lawyers and editors gave him a loooong list of don't-mentions, a few being:

1. Don't critisize Forbes or any Forbes employees
2. Do not use words that Pat Robertson would find objectionable.
3. Do not directly critisize MS products (since we pay the bills)
4. Jump on Sun, pretend they are the new danger to Apple.
5. Tone down the pet-names.
6. Be politically correct!
7. Edit/monitor of comments is the responsibility of the FSJCComitte.
8. Deny that all of the above rules are true while adhering to them.
You die hards are living in the past, this guy has been a has been ever since the very first day that I launched this blog! He is yesterday's news, he is about as in style as one of those smelley old turtle-necks Jobs wears.

This web site is the future of fabulous tech Blogging, with a growth rate of 5200% over the past 3 months and accelerating.

(reaching through the screen and comforting my readers)
... there, there ... (pats you on back)
just let it alll out, it's gonna be ok.
He was no good for you anyway ... yes, yes, ..... evething's OK now ...

Now dosen't that fell better?
Let the healing begin. Delete FSJ's bookmark, make this your homepage.
..... good, good .... everything is fine now.


Maybe the fake David Lee Roth has an online diary somewhere.


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