September 25, 2003


It just goes from lame to lamer for Ben Butler. First my powerful nemesis lost interest in his stalker site, and now hes been locked out of his workplace:

The editor of street magazine the Big Issue has been sacked and editorial staff locked out of their Melbourne offices.

Big Issue assistant editor Ben Butler said he and two colleagues - the remainder of the magazine's editorial staff - had been locked out of their offices.

"We've had no notice of an industrial dispute," Mr Butler said. "I'm still a bit flabbergasted."

At least he has his musical career to fall back on.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 25, 2003 08:14 AM

Wow, that guy exploited homeless people for profit... er, loss.

Posted by: Charles at September 25, 2003 at 08:25 AM

Brutal! welcome to reality BENDO! HAW HAW HAW!

Posted by: roscoe p coltrane at September 25, 2003 at 08:49 AM

Mess with the ghost of Bon Scott...he's gonna get ya, Satan get ya, Hell's Bells

Posted by: JDB at September 25, 2003 at 09:35 AM

:-) hehehe!

Posted by: Jake D at September 25, 2003 at 09:42 AM

Now if the Big Issue introduced a subscription service I and many others would buy it.

Posted by: Ross at September 25, 2003 at 10:45 AM

Heh...What a loser.He can probably get a job with the hapless Greenpeace ship and assist in their fight against the evil maize.

Posted by: debbie at September 25, 2003 at 11:21 AM

There is something sad when a stalker loses interest. I think a pixie dies.

Posted by: harry tuttle at September 25, 2003 at 11:52 AM

And no one else has been sacked? Man, I'd love to get the inside goss on what went down to get this lamo and his editor locked out. Anyone know anything?

Posted by: Amos at September 25, 2003 at 01:27 PM

Do you mean to say that this character has been using the down-and-out - the chosen Big Issue distribution process - to peddle his political agenda?

If so, shame on the man.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 25, 2003 at 01:57 PM

Hmmm.... I wonder if he was blogging from work?

Would that mean he was stealing from the poor?

Posted by: wilbur at September 25, 2003 at 08:19 PM

Anyone can get fired or laid off so that isn't a big deal. What really amazes me is that he apparently had no idea there was a problem.

I mean, what the heck? Did they really just change the locks on him one day, or did he just fail to miss little hints like people throwing lit matches at him in the hallway?

Posted by: John Nowak at September 26, 2003 at 04:15 PM