I see my share of stupid articles, but sometimes one comes along that is so incredibly stupid, I have to write about it. Case in point, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal called Power Tables – 23Hoyt, Portland, Ore. It focuses on, I kid you not, which tables various ‘celebrities’ have dined at in the restaurant.
“… friend of Al Gore’s, dines at table 24 at least once a week”
“Jennifer Aniston, who is in town shooting a film, ate a Greek salad while dining with crew members at table 51. Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov sat at the large family table when in town for an event at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. PICA curator Kristan Kennedy watched dinner mate Kenny Mellman, of the drag cabaret duo Kiki & Herb, perform on the piano after dinner at table 17.”
Most of the people named are hardly celebrities, and the whole article is somewhat embarrassing. It includes a floor plan with each table rated from “A List” to “A++ List” , so you’ll know just how you rate. Just think – you could sit where Peter Stott from Con-way sat just last week!!!!
Maybe I’m just jealous, because the last time I was at 23Hoyt I got stuck at table 30.
I smell the hand of a PR firm on this one.