Thursday, October 23, 2008

Buh-bye, Twit


From Bre Pettis's Twitter:

Today was my last day at Etsy. I have so many good things coming soon to be
excited about, but I'm going to miss that magical place!
6:28 PM Oct 21st from web

What? That's it? No grand exit speech? No tearful parting Storque article? No goodbye hammock party with cupcakes and kool-aid to drink? Surely you contributed in some sort of meaningful way that should be recogn Never mind.

Alas, your greatest Etsy legacy will be falling on your ass. The good news is, for you there's nowhere to go but up.

Buh-bye!

27 Comments:

goon said...

Yay!! 1 down... how many to go?

jodie nicholson said...

But who will make the crappy hammocks???
Please, won't somebody think of the lawyers!

jodie nicholson said...

How about....see ya, wouldn't wanna Bre ya!

Eveline said...

Oh no! How will Etsy manage without him doing the Etsy YouTube videos?

So weird that that little Twitter message was all that was said....

Jen Segrest (verybigjen) said...

Well I'm sure he's making this leap in lieu of his new TV show... one I will not be able to watch because if he can't manage to make a HAMMOCK how do I ever watch his show expecting ANY sort of technical intelligence or intellectual authority?

juliapearl said...

He's leaving because he has his own show on the History Channel. It's called "History Hacker" or something like that and the first one was about Nikolai Tesla. I'd say he's failing upwards.

KreatedbyKarina said...

Oh man is it really bad that I don't even know who this person is?? There's so many Etsy employees that just pop up out of nowhere in the forums and on the Storque that I can't keep track of them all sometimes.

On a side note, my word verification today is "oration"...there's something erotically comforting about that...

ebbandflo said...

bye bre/brie/bray/briiii/breh - don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out (as i doubt it's recovered from That hammock incident yet)

Impetuous said...

*puts on helmet, closes eyes and crosses fingers*

let stella be next, let stella be next, let stella be next...

The Righteous One said...

I love the video loop :)

eclipse said...

Buh-Bye!
Other than falling on his ass, Bre's great contribution to Etsy was commenting on the Consumerist article and calling all dissatisfied customers "grumpy haters". Little did he know when he posted that immature simplistic insult that he was actually coining a label which would be used as an ironic battle cry. His lame comment did more to unify people than he ever realized. Hoisted on his own petard!

Thanks Bre, from all the grumpy haters.

Persephone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe5DWyVrvlY

Here is the teaser trailer for his program.

What....a...tool.

"He Makes Things" ?

....Yeah....someone should send History Channel the Hammock Loop.

kibbles said...

OMG! That's freakin' hysterical! I didn't watch the original video because I have no time for their type of stupidity. So glad to have seen it now. What a dork.
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"He's leaving because he has his own show on the History Channel."
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Um, I thought there already *was* a Jackass television show?

BananaHammock said...

Good Riddance, DickHead.

The Angsty One said...

Can I just point out that he looks like a white version of Humpty Hump in those glasses? Look at his nose..

And he sounds like Vera DeMilo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_lLXG4MLk

The Funny One said...

Bre kinda fit in with the rest of the half-arsed trends that propelled Etsy to take 85% of their site and make it into a blog. They do actually believe they are trend setters.

Hey Bre take the Etsy Admin Avatar Trend with you too 'cause I'm tired of looking up Admins nostrils when I accidently read one of their bizarre forums posts that ------- gasp! pose more questions than answers!

Such professional photos! Is someone on $$$contract$$$ to do those for you?

wristeroni said...

But who will be my video MUSE?

I am heartbroken.

forum rubbernecker said...

Yay!! 1 down... how many to go?
___________
Literally (see hammock video).

The Disgruntled One said...

Thank the fucking lord.

sigh said...

I never get tired of watching that!

Megan McGory said...

I love watching the street sign wobble as he crashes. and the light pole was leaning too.

Interesting how his head never hit the ground, but his neck became a good candidate for whiplash.

hee hee hee said...

I could watch that video loop all fucking day, hahahaha! Fail Hammock is one for The Ages. If nothing else, the douchebag gave us that golden moment.

They *all* need replacing imo. Not one of the admins has the ability to be professional. If they're not snarky, they're pukifyingly patronizing. 63 people and they still can't get anything done. It'd be funnier if there weren't people depending on Etsy for income.

Andy Mathis said...

there is really going to be a show on the History Channel?


Geez.
I have occasionally watched the History Channel. and liked it.

lessa said...

The pilot already aired on the 26th of September.

The only mention of it on History Channel I can find is when I did a search History Hacker Bre(when I did it without the Bre, nothing came up), I found another listing for the pilot to be aired at noon and 6pm on the 12th of November.

I didn't see it, have no idea if it was even interesting, but no mention of the show other then two filler spots middle of November, I'm not sure that is a sign of long term success.

The Funny One said...

Now that the real details are out, does this not smack of what happens to a biz that tries to keep so many secrets, it is begging to be exposed for what it really is? "Managing" info on Etsy has one big hole-----those Admins who keep posting personal opinions and taking personal actions against sellers they simply don't like. It's all personal on Etsy, which is why they can't jump that hurdle into the real world. A shame that this provincial and small-minded attitude prevails after so much time.

They sure sound like they are COMPETING with sellers, not supporting them.

uggggh said...

I watched that pilot episode and let me tell you all-- it's was miserable! I couldn't even stand it. The worst camera angels, shots, editing, etc-- made me want to vomit. Not to mention that the "history" and "creations" he was making were so hard to follow. It was TERRIBLE.

Eveline said...

He still did an Etsy video and wrote the Storque article that goes with it...

http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/process-new-books-with-old-materials-by-theblackspotbooks-2703/