It was ten years ago that Bill Schmalfeldt first took a turn as editor of
Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread. Pointage, laughery, and mockification began immediately with this post titled Cabin Boy #BillSchmalfeldt and the Beanstalk.
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Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt is now the editor of Breitbart Unmasked (No, I won’t link to it). Although I have never seen him in person, his pictures on the Internet lead me to assume that his is a rather large fellow. Given the image on the masthead of BU, he must think of himself as a giant. The most famous giant who threatens to grind one’s bones for bread is the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk.
I smell the blood of an Englishman,
Be he alive, or be he dead,
I’ll have his bones to grind my bread.
Or so it goes in Joseph Jacobs classic version of the fairy tale. As I remember the story, it doesn’t turn out well for the giant.
Now, where did I put that axe?
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It would be several weeks after that post went up that I first met the Cabin Boy™ in person. Although I never had to use an axe, our interactions have cut him down to a size more in line with his talents and karma.
His last known employment has been as editor of the Center Republican in North Dakota. (Schmalfeldt. Republican. Karma. Some assembly required.) Last night, when tried to access his LinkedIn page (Bill Schmalfeldt – Editor – Central Nordak Publishing | LinkedIn), the link 404ed.