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Tho the Reader's Crasher column existed before Josh Board wrote it (Daniel Ridge had the gig until late 2003), Josh seems to have taken the column name and format with him to sandiego.com -- meanwhile, the Reader revived its own Party Crasher column on March 3rd, with new columnist Chad Deal. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/mar/03/crasher-pre-gaming/
I'm retiring this blog after this edition, to focus on the Rock Around Town blog. But I figured I'd post on the Crasher's return, and invite comment - does the Reader hold a trademark on the Crasher name and concept?
How do you like Josh's new Crasher column? I like it fine - always did - tho I wonder why a competing paper wants to ape a Reader-created feature? How do you like the new Reader Crasher, Chad Deal?
Does a writer hired to take over a column then own that column name and format enough to take it elsewhere?
Do you think Josh even knew the Reader planned to revive its own Crasher column last week?
Did the Reader know that Josh would call himself and his column the Party Crasher at a competing publication?
Did sandiego.com know that Josh didn't create the column, and/or did they know the Reader was relaunching its own Crasher column at the same time as Josh was debuting his version over there?
Are there even enough parties in San Diego for TWO Party Crasher columns??? What happens if they both crash the same bash??
Things that make ME go "hmmmmmmm" ------------