Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Farewell Greg Newton

I only spoke to Greg Newton (of the Naked Shorts blog) twice and my email box has about a dozen emails. 

He died suddenly recently.

I want to second Nihon Cassandra's fitting obit.  

http://nihoncassandra.blogspot.com/2009/04/farewell-greg-newton.html

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Post script:  I have rejected several anonymous comments along the lines that he was (a) crooked, (b) revolting, (c) better dead.

I have always seen him - even in the title of his blog - as poking fun at people who deserved fun poked at them.  He was a little more vicious at the people who were bent.

The people who are picking arguments with him I am happy to publish in the comments - so long as the posts are not anonymous and the arguments are detailed.

My view- the nasty(but not rationally argued) comments about a dead guy tend to show he was onto something good.

J

2 comments:

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Jo Eisenberg said...

Having worked for Greg in the early 2000's, I can see why news of his death brought forth comments that are critical of him. I don't feel the need to go into detail, but seeing obits that gush forth what a great guy he was are inaccurate to say the least. It's been years now since he died, and it should now be stated: Greg Newton was not a great guy. Not by a long shot.

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