What's really going on at TechCrunch
Tech blog site TechCrunch has been making almost as much news as it’s been generating lately. But no one has yet reported the full extent of the feud between TechCrunch and its owners at AOL/HuffPo – until now.
Late yesterday, in a scene from the TechCrunch offices …
Siegler: Hey! What's all this laying around shit?
Schonfeld: What the hell are we supposed to do, ya moron? We're all expelled. There's nothing to fight for anymore.
Carr: [to Siegler] Let it go. War's over, man. Ariana dropped the big one.
Siegler: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Carr: [to Arrington] Germans?
Arrington: Forget it, he's rolling.
Siegler: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
[thinks hard of something to say]
Siegler: The tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[Siegler runs out, alone; then returns]
Siegler: What the fuck happened to the TechCrunch I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you MG, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Armstrong, he's a dead man! Huffington, dead! Swisher ...
Arrington: Dead! Siegler's right. Psychotic ... but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons, but that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!
Carr: We're just the guys to do it.
Siegler: Let's do it.
Arrington: [shouting] "Let's do it"!
[all of the TechCrunchies stand up and run out with Arrington]