Media Gadfly Launches Blog

An internationally famous media gadfly has rocked the online world with an announcement that he intends to launch a new blog through his publishing conglomerate, Omnipotent Poobah Omnimedia, Ltd. (OPOL). Analysts predict the move is the first in a series of high profile maneuvers that will allow the upstart company to compete with the likes of ex-con, Martha Stewart and con-artist and owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch.

"I figure if an ex-con and a looney Aussie can have that much power it's time for me to get a piece of the action as well," said Jack Koeneman, OPOL Publisher and CEO at a press conference in his glamorous hilltop retreat. "The opportunities are just boundless. If we can meet the synergistic challenges inherent in a highly leveraged, multi-faceted amalgam like this one, I know we can beat the media pants off of a couple of washed up media darlings in their 14th minute of fame," Koeneman said.

OPOL--publisher of several newsletters including the Irregular PIN, Enterprise, Edge, Potential, Virtual Picayune and the Intermittent Argus--will be adding the new offering to its other highly successful online properties. Current plans call for an expansion to related writing and photogrpahy properties designed to burnish the Omnipotent Poobah brand. Koeneman has retained brand experts Ogilvy Interactive to craft a brand strategy for the launch. The contract is worth an estimated $6.3 billion rubles. After conquering the blog space Koeneman also plans to move into other commercial tie-ins including Omnipotent Poobah-branded mechandise like toothpaste, car wax, canine toiletries and Chia Pets.

OPOL stock rose 16.5 points on news of the announcement lifting the big board to solid gains for the day.

Truth Told by Omnipotent Poobah, Friday, June 10, 2005

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