Good Products, Good Lovin' Make the Media Guy Happy

Ad Age Media Guy Simon Dumenco is usually pissed off. (In recent weeks, we've called him "angry," "cranky," "sullen," "madder than usual," and having "his Calvins in a twist.") But today's column finds him uncharacteristically chipper. "Some things — even some things in the media world — make me happy," he writes. "Honest! So this week, a brief break from my recent rants, so that I can praise some Simple Media Pleasures." We have no doubt, of course, that there really are Simple Media Pleasures — he cites YouTube.com, Times podcasts, Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine, and American Idol contestant Paris Bennett, who he hopes might rescue that now-sullied given name — that truly bring him joy. But we'll also note this: We happen to know that Brooklyn-based Dumenco's usually cohabitative boyfriend has been in Los Angeles lately for an acting gig. And we happen to know that last week Dumenco, too, went to L.A. for a visit.

And we imagine that could put even the crankiest Media Guy in a good mood.

Ahhh... The Simple Life Post-Microsoft and Paris Hilton [Ad Age]