Sunday, September 23, 2007

Creative Class Recruitment

Tucson, Arizona. Understanding that a flourishing creative class promotes the development of entrepreneurial spirit, the incubation of start up companies into prosperous high technology enterprises paying top wages, and the general well being of our children, we are interested in recruiting creative individuals into Southern Arizona.

Please answer the following questions.

1. If you are a musician with an established band, would you consider relocating to Tucson if provided free rent for a year, $100,000 worth of studio time, and a one year grocery card at Fry’s? At your performances, would you be willing to grant discounts to entrepreneurs incubating startup companies?

2. If you are an artist, what art do you practice?

a) Painting b) Sculpture c) Photography d) Cannot be classified

Would you be willing to relocate to Tucson if provided free rent for a year, a studio downtown to produce and display your art, and a one year grocery card at Fry’s? Would you be willing to sell your work at a 15 % discount to entrepreneurs incubating start up companies?

3. This question applies to men only. Women please skip to the next question. Are you a homosexual? If not, are you sure? Are there conditions under which you would consider becoming a homosexual? If you are homosexual, would you consider moving to Tucson if we provide free rent, a Fry’s shopping card, a gasoline card, full service Cox Communications cable television with the programming of your choice, and a 15% discount good for all rock concerts and art sold by local artists? If you an artist or a musician but not homosexual and clear you will not become homosexual, for a stipend of $500 / month, would you agree to adopt a “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding your latent heterosexuality while around entrepreneurs incubating start up companies?

4. Do you consider yourself creative? If not, would you consider moving to Tucson if we paid for your participation in Pima Community College’s Community Campus "Unlock the Creativity Inside of You in 60 Days!" fast track training program, a $60,000 value (plus overhead and program coordinator fees)? Note: Participation in the program requires your creative expression be included in the Creativity Expo at the Doubletree. The admission fee is waived for entrepreneurs incubating start up companies.

RMM is committed to promoting economic development and the quality of life in Southern Arizona. Experts have shown that creative individuals like you promote the creation of optoelectronic software optimization firms. We are the thread that weaves the creative sparks of the community fabric together to generate venture capital for investing in our future. As part of the fastest growing state in the nation, our highly skilled workforce stands ready to fill the engineering, programming, and other knowledge worker positions required by modern organizations.

We are pleased to announce two new incubator companies that have come to town. Ear-Alive is a high tech company developing a cream to treat AWMHES (aging white male hairy ear syndrome), and Nano-Muscle, Inc., creates micro-computers the size of a, of a, large cricket. Their newest machine produces intelligent sounding remarks about economic development using a random number generator.


Anonymous The Navigator said...

Okay, x4mr.

You are intelligent and slippery and I cannot tell if your post is coming from healthy criticism or bitterness.

I can appreciate healthy criticism, and we currently have much to criticize. With Bush, you are clean in your rage.

With economic development, I assert that you are not. The image betrays you, and you are a bigger person than that.

Cut into yourself, and I mean to the bone, and examine why you posted that image. If you are honest with yourself, you will see what I am talking about.

Delete the image. Pointing out that Dr. Florida is a kook is fine. Pointing out that Tucson is already sufficiently bohemian and that his ideas are not where Tucson should place its efforts is fine.

Sorry for the tough love and taking your funding was probably wrong, but maybe it wasn't. Even if it was wrong, grow the F up and move on.

You're too good not to. By the way, TR bounced your blogger butt out of first place over at the BNN blog influence ranking.

9/23/2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...


What archery. I deleted the image.



9/23/2007 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What image? I don't understand Navigator at all. This is just a blog. You can post whatever you want. Put the image back. What was it?

9/23/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

I haven't been able to write the story that x4mr so desperately needs to read. It seems like it should be so easy to write, yet it isn't. At least for me.

Navigator, it's not about growing up and moving on although I understand why you feel that way. X4mr has missed something in all of this. If I can explain it to him, I think there's a good chance that you will see fewer posts like this one.

I'm sorry about making you wait, x4mr. However, unless something horrible happens to me, I will deliver.

9/23/2007 4:54 PM  
Anonymous The Navigator said...


X4mr had the experience of being betrayed by people he trusted. Yes, it hurts, but I know enough from reading this blog that x4mr is a man of depth and character who has what it takes to stay powerful.

The actual betrayal occurred last October or November. He successfully crafted out. He is the one with the dignity, not them, but this is very hard to see when you're the one in it.

Please write your story. I am very interested. As for x4mr, I know the taste of transformation, and so does he, and his very terse response above has it.

Are you the same anon that complained when x4mr deleted his infamous hyperlink from hell that subjected his trusting readers to blog content most foul and unbecoming?

Deprived of the link, the anon google searched well over an hour (if I recall) and finally found the content, deeply regretting it.

9/23/2007 5:15 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

As usual, spot on. You are right. I got it.

I am eager to read your story. It is very possible I have missed things. I would be grateful if your story shows me something I haven't considered or realized.

You don't know Web 2.0 very well, do you? Find someone who does and they can tell you how to find what you want. No, not a google cache.

It's much, much easier.

9/23/2007 7:49 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

What x4mr has missed in all of this is not about the people who betrayed him. And, I'm sure he knows that he is better than those people in all ways that truly matter. In fact, I would go so far as to say that much of his anguish relates to the knowledge that his work was trashed by LESSER men.

There is something about himself that he has failed to recognize, yet I saw it right away in "Something Else." We know he has told the truth about himself, so I'm sure that I'm right. I just wish I were a better writer.

9/23/2007 8:07 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

Haven't considered or realized is an understatement.

9/23/2007 8:08 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...


You have me most intrigued. I am very interested. By the way, don't be too hard on yourself about writing skills. Believe it or not, you face a friendly (and sharp) set of folks here who will look for the value and the ideas. You don't have to pick your words like Ernest Hemingway.

Someone hitting you inappropriately will find their remarks eviscerated by those that know how.

Don't feel rushed. When you can, what you do write will be appreciated and respected.

9/23/2007 9:14 PM  
Blogger Sirocco said...

Where do I apply for a job with Nano-muscle?

9/24/2007 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Scarlett Letter said...

9/26/2007 12:12 PM  

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