Farewell Dawn Olsen, we Hardly Knew ye
Dawn Olsen. What hasn't been said about Dawn Olsen? The police, the F.B.I., several convicted priests, a talking parrot, numerous porn stars, Lindsay Lohan and many more have already said something about Dawn. Most of it angry and in the form of crudely written hate mail.
As you may or may not know, Dawn Olsen was the Queen Sheeba of Technorati. She was the Entertainment editor and one of the most published, most respected and least sober writers at Technorati. I use the past tense because Dawn, along with the former king of Blogcritics, her husband Eric Olsen, are leaving the Technorati family. This is Dawn's farewell post.
So first on behalf of myself and the rest of the Technorati editorial team we'd like to issue a heartfelt "don't let the door hit you on the way out to Dawn." Once a kind and gentle editor, the power quickly went to her head and she became a cruel and uneven task master. At one point she even hired a dwarf to ride around on her shoulders so she could call herself "Master Blaster." She called the article queue the "Thunderdome" and she made Executive Editor Don Martelli actually wear a giant ceramic horse head and wander the desert. Thankfully he was rescued by a group of feral children.
No really, that's not true. Dawn was a compassionate and understanding editor. When a writer had a problem with the article they were working on, usually bashing a celebrity, Dawn was quick to step in and help them out. Then of course she personally hunted them down at their place of business and stuffed dead prostitutes in the trunk of their car, with a stern editorial warning. Dawn was very committed to her work here at Technorati.
Really, we're all going to miss Dawn. Everyone she came into contact with came away with two things. One, a sense of confidence and two, some form of mouth herpes. The general consensus is that it's just the air in Cleveland, rather than any indiscretions in public restrooms on the side of the highway. Stall walls aren't sanitary, but that kind of behavior was beyond Dawn, that is, she's not in college anymore. Working for tuition and trying to keep up grades isn't easy.Continued on the next page