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1/14/2014

A Short Film on Greg Packer

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:30 pm

Everybody remembers Greg Packer, right? The Most Quotable Man in Media, Mr. Packer has been featured in many posts on this site. Mr. Packer was even in communication with me at one point, and I had an idea for contacting him on a regular basis to get his insights on various matters within the news, but somehow we lost touch, and I don’t know if I still have a good email for the guy any more. (Greg, if you’re reading, email me, babe.)

Anyway, Mr. Packer is now the subject of a short documentary film, which is worth your time if you followed the antics of this media presence over the years. Enjoy:

The one sad part about this film is that Mr. Packer seems to have it in for Ann Coulter. Greg, if you met her, you’d see what a nice person she actually is. Give her a chance.

I just love watching the raw footage of stupid reporters hovering outside the Apple store asking inane questions of people who just purchased iPhones. That scene encapsulates the media so well, I think, I laughed out loud.

Greg, the email address is patterico@gmail.com. Let’s do lunch.

8 Responses to “A Short Film on Greg Packer”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Bon Appetit Patterico

    mg (31009b)

  3. Ann Coulter is part of the mix and she earned it

    I love how she’s super besties with Drudge

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. This is not how I pictured Mr. Packer. It is a sad story. The joke is still on the media but he’s in it for fame.

    AZ Bob (ade845)

  5. He seems rather pathetic, and I agree with AZ Bob—it’s a sad story. His life only seems relevant if he gets the attention he seeks. For the life of me, I can’t understand waiting five days outside a store to buy the latest gadget, or to get tickets to the latest Harry Potter movie or a favorite band.

    Was there a line in the cities of Colorado to buy weed at the local dispensary? I can see a bunch of potheads waking up that day, turning on the news, and screaming, “that was today, bummer”.

    I did wait outside for the fourth of July event at Fiesta Island in San Diego, but I lost a bet and had to fulfill that obligation. Otherwise, I refuse to pee in empty soda bottle just to be the first x number of people to be anywhere first.

    Although, I do remember waking up late on the first day of registration for classes at college my freshman year(this was prior to online registration). The picture on my student ID card looked like a DUI mugshot. I made sure I remained sober the night before the second semester registration day.

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  6. I wonder if Mr. Packer might not be subtly satirizing the celebrity mentality — people being famous for being famous.

    Do I know you? Are you somebody?

    nk (dbc370)

  7. I think Mr. Packer was forced to eat Kaboom cereal as a child, and never forgave his parents. That’s probably why he only mentioned his siblings in a melancholy way.

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  8. Patterico: Everybody remembers Greg Packer, right?

    No, I never heard of Greg Packer – and I even missed this post and didn’t hear of him until today.

    I feel bad about this. I should have have known about him – and I read so many news stories.

    But then, a lot oof news reporters must not have recognized the name either.

    Sammy Finkelman (8b8667)


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