THE FLACKENHACK awards are some sort of PR gig where the booze runs out early.
I’ve been to one. Lest you have any doubts about this, PRs, generally speaking, despise journalists. Mike Hardwidge didn’t, and Bill Moores doesn’t, but they are totally exceptional.
At an Intel Developer Forum a few years back, my son was standing near the front of the piano bar when one Dan Snyder walked in. My son was then a hack but Dear Dan didn’t know that.
The minute he walked in and saw me, he said “f***** Mike Magee, f***** Mike Magee.”
Tazz is a bit of a rebel. Heck he’s doing PR these days. So when he went to the Flackenhack Awards the other day, he bumped into a spinner from Hill & Knowlton, a spinner for the Intel Corporation, and asked him what he thought of Mike Magee.
“He’s a f***** t***”, said the spinner. Why’s that, asked my son, faux innocently. “He totally screwed us at the Intel Developer Forum,” said the H&K guy. “He’s my dad,” said Tazz.
Funny how things come around in the end, eh? Heck. ♥