Vanity of Vanities, Saith James Truman, All is Vanity

There's an interesting moment in this Daily Intelligencer interview with James Truman concerning his former employers. Truman, who resigned from LTB media yesterday to cast his bread upon the waters of the media industry, is asked to compare his most recent employment to his time at Cond Nast, and replies: "How does Ecclesiastes compare with the Bhagavad Gita? One, it's shorter ..."

We're absolutely sure he's talking about his respective lengths of tenure and not making a joke about Cond emperor Si Newhouse's diminutive stature. He's merely suggesting that Si is Krishna, the great destroyer.

There is a nice dig at Radar, though.

James Truman Leaves MacBain, Hasn't Heard From Si, and Will Stay in New York [NYM]

Earlier: Breaking: James Truman Resigns (N.B.: This Is a New Item)