Silicon Alley meetup impresario Brett Petersel, roundly mocked here and elsewhere for offering to pay anyone $25 to set him up on a date, has had a taste of fame and can't get enough. He's even planning to start a business based on the "buzz." Problem is, Petersel isn't as good at leveraging his newfound microcelebrity as he is hosting meetups for Silicon Alley wantrepreneurs and their VC patrons. His latest blunder?
Sending a Facebook message to geek aficionado and Star editor-at-large Julia Allison and asking her if she'd like to create a parody site called BrettandJulia.com. This, only a week after Allison's ex-boyfriend Jakob Lodwick quit JakobandJulia.com. Allison's reply, ""Oh, HELLLLLLLLLLLLL no." Here's the message.