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Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Genealogue Interview

Everyone seems to be interviewing TGN CEO Tim Sullivan these days, so I thought I should get in on the action.

The Genealogue: Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.

Tim Sullivan: Who is this? How did you get my home number?

TG: Your company recently launched a DNA testing service in partnership with Sorenson Genomics. Do you do paternity tests as well?

TS: Listen, we just sat down to dinner...

TG: Because there's this girl—I swear I hardly know her, but she's got this kid...

TS: I really can't help you.

TG: I'm not saying the kid's not mine, but I'm not paying a dime in child support until—

TS: Okay, I'm hanging up now.

TG: So I should send my DNA directly to your house, huh?

TS: No!

TG: I wasn't sure which bodily fluid you guys test, so I'm sending some of each.

TS: I have Caller ID.

TG: Yeah, you can just call me back with the results. If a woman answers, hang up.

TS: click

TG: Mr. Sullivan? Tim?

Tim

Great interview! I always come here first for all of the genealogy news.

Doogles McQuig

Chris, I'm not one to tell you how to run your blog, but have you thought about making some of your posts fee-based, plus editions? Some bloggers have generated great wealth by giving away their mediocre postings for free, and then charging subscription fees for anything that's worth a crap. The ones I know about then parlayed that wealth into a higher social standing, (invites to cocktail parties, with weenies and stuff), and thus the access to the upper tier of the genealogy community. Something to thing about anyway.

Chris

I don't think I'd enjoy going to cocktail parties with weenies.

Besides, the upper tier of the genealogy community has a restraining order against me. I'm not to come within 100 yards of any NGS-sponsored event.

Doogles McQuig

Okay, but here's a tip on how you, too, can have "a talk with a CEO of a multi-million dollar firm."

The remainder of this comment is for Plus Edition subscribers only.

Chris

As far as I'm concerned, you can take your "tip" and stick it in your

The remainder of this comment is for Plus Edition subscribers only.

Miriam

Yes, yes, yes! I needed that laugh so much! I couldn't tell you which was funnier, the posting or the comments! Keep it up!

Doogles McQuig

No way am I paying a subscription fee just to see where it is that I'm supposed to stick my "tip".

(Miriam, if you're a plus edition subsciber, maybe you could email the answer to me at my gmail account. Thanks.)

NevadaGenealogist

Way Funny !
Thanks

Chris

Sorry, Doogles, my last comment got cut off. I meant to say that, as far as I'm concerned, you can take your "tip" and stick it in your portfolio of wise and witty blog comments, sure to be published in book form one of these days.

What did you think I meant?

Craig Manson

Thanks, we needed that!

Doogles McQuig

Oh, my bad. I thought you were going to tell me to stick it in my Ahnentafel, and I didn't want to become a plus-edition subscriber just to hear that.

Lee

chris said, "Besides, the upper tier of the genealogy community has a restraining order against me. I'm not to come within 100 yards of any NGS-sponsored event."

You too?

Chris

Congratulations on your latest blog, Lee. We'll be watching your back.

Janice

Chris,

Shame on you... you may hurt his feelings!

"He also said it was very hurtful to read the many personal, emotional attacks from the genealogy community." [re IBC]

Janice

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