The deaths of Michael Jackson, Farah Fawcett and Ed McMahon were catastropic... to Tyler Florence's publicity efforts. Also apparently tragic: having to ride to a resort town on a private jet, and the incessant printing of the New York Times.
Some of the Twitterati, it seems, were cranky. Others just overheard cranky people. And still others managed to laugh things off.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball found someone who actually finds the New York Times too timely.
Chris Anderson recognized that Free publicity was the silver lining in Condé Nast colleague Malcolm Gladwell's not-so-friendly review of his book.