Look, Mom! I’m on CNN.com…

I was working yesterday morning when my cell phone rang around 10:00. I didn’t recognize the area code and debated whether to answer but did using my best “are you a telemarketer?” voice. Turns out it was a reporter from CNN who was writing a story on a cartooning issue. Luckily I had been following the story on a cartoonist blog site, so I was able to give a semi-informed opinion and point her toward further information. Here are some links.

Interesting (and scary) how interconnected the world is so that (1) my name would come up as a reasonable person to talk with about a national issue, (2) that the flames of the blogosphere can burn so many so quickly, and (3) that this is already very old news.


  1. Ginger said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    Wow John, I knew you were cool, but your coolness factor just increased by 10. I’m adding “get quoted by CNN” to my bucket list. Maybe I should make that “get quoted by CNN and sound reasonable and not embarrass myself.”

  2. Dale said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

    Sweet, it’s like you’re almost a house hold name. I’d better get you to sign a few more things for me… you may end up paying for my kids college too!

  3. Tyler said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 1:39 am

    Wahoo! I’ve never known anyone who was quoted on CNN before.

  4. John Auchter said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    Thanks, it was nice to be asked and quoted. I believe I have the perfect face for that type of media.

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