Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Domino needs to hire Mayer Rus!


Yes!!!! A reader made this suggestion in response to the last post and it's so fucking brilliant I can hardly stand it.

You know I love him if you've read EVERY SINGLE POST EVER (don't you love it when bloggers somehow assume you all read every post of ours like our lives are serialized in the most exciting and un-missable way?).

For the 99% of you who didn't see it, here is my ode to Mayer Rus:

The Testy Tastemaker

(Love how I drone on about how much I adore H&G and then - POOF! - they kill it. I so didn't see that coming... don't let me read your fortune OR give you a stock tip.)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like to imagine that "Mayer Rus" isn't a person at all but just a second persona that Dominque Browning would assume late at night, typing away with a bottle of rye and a pack of Tarreytons...

Decorno said...

Anon, it's details like the Tarreytons that make your comments so hysterical.

Cote de Texas said...

Now this is a great idea! I went back and looked at the issue after all this and phew - what a stinker. someone mentioned they've done away with that history column, like when they analyzed the klimos chair, etc. - and the column when they would compare an old apartment to today ala Pauline Rothschild. Those were great days. When you look back, it's been going downhill for a few months now imo. This might just spurn on a change that is sorely needed. Thanks Decorno - great couple of days here, as usual!

Tara said...

Not a bad idea!

Anonymous said...

Decorno, YOU should be Domino's humor columnist. Seriously. Mayer Rus is for a different generation and a different wealth level. He makes fun of stuff I don't experience on a day-to-day basis. YOU, on the other hand, know how to hit all my sweet spots. You know all about Ikea shame, Crate & Barrel boredom, the bad manners of Generations X, Y, and Z--all that good stuff.
You'd be perfect.

S. said...

Gosh, what a great idea! I agree with our most recent anon post; I just never found Mayer Rus all that witty or relevant and he's certainly not Domino's style. But Decorno... or Scented Glossy Magazine... or any number of other screamingly incisive and hilarious young bloggers would make me look forward to my monthly issue in a way that I no longer do.

Anonymous said...

Agreed; they are both genuinely gifted comic writers. Domino would be lucky to get either.

A humor column would go a long way in reducing the recent perception of the magazine as preachy too.

Jessica Claire said...

PS- Mayer Rus also has a bull terrier, therefore he rules life

They are crazy, yet amazing specimens

Anonymous said...

As a non-American i.e. ugh-European who by chance discovered MR with my H&G subscription back since 2003, I have read/devoured every single word he has written ... sigh. I love you suggestion. What can be done ? Honestly, I find "Domino" an ugh-title for a magazine. Love the game though. You go MR !
You go Decorno !
Lucia

Anonymous said...

Rus is a mean spirited priviledged turd, sooooo drowl, part of the reason HG folded, he had an entire page to shine, yet so miserable in all his excess. Yes, rye, Tarreytons and a bag -o- double-stuff Oreos. Hire Decorno

Anonymous said...

Magazines don't fold because of a one-page column. That's a reader fantasy.

Anonymous said...

Weird, did'nt say mag folded due to his bloated carcass "that's a reader fantasy" lame, Do YOU have an entire page to waste in a national magazine?, I think not.

Anonymous said...

Was that a sentence?

Lisa said...

I LOOOVE Mayer Rus!! LOVE!!! LOVED his devotion to his beautiful pup. Was so very sad for him when she passed. LOVED how he skewered the pompous and always maintained that money did not buy class or style. He has character! LOVED his writing style. Looking forward to loving it some other place. H & G was my fav. Loved D. Browning too--always so poignant. Loved the wine column too.