Check it, Peons: Your CNN Humiliation Compartmentalized

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


Who's this dignified fellow with great hair? Why it's Noah Webster of Webster's Dictionary fame, that's who.
I've chosen to post his likeness because today we need to provide a definition.
I knew this day would come, and I am willing to step up to the plate. But I need help.
Last night I received an e-mail from a student at NYU.
(I'd like to point out that this is the second college student who has e-mailed me about this blog. Is Peon Confidential on some sort of educational resource list?)

Anyway, this student wrote:

"I love your blog...I read almost all your posts, but there's one thing I don't get. What's the deal with Roz?"

Well well well...
What IS the deal with Roz?
The short story is that she was a bitchy/funny/rude CNN cafeteria employee with a cool accent.
The long story is that she was a legend, a mascot. A beacon of hope. She was a symbol of the old school, mom n' pop vibe at CNN. A victim of corporate injustice and apathy.
She was a lover and a fighter.
She knew when to hold 'em, when to fold 'em and when to run.
She was like the wind through my tree.

Anyone else have something to add?


Anonymous said...

Sweet Roz-aline ... BUH BUH BUHHHH
Tetrazzini never tasted so good.

BarryRozilow said...

Her name was Roz-a,
She was a cafe girl,
With tetrazzini in her hair
and her apron cut down to there,
she'd do her crosswords and insult-ya
And while she tried to be a star,
Albert tended the sandwich bar
Across the linoleum floor
They worked from 8 to 4
They were rude and they had each other
Who could ask for more?
At the Hard News (Hard!)
Hard News Cafe
The crappiest place in Atlanta
At the Hard News (Hard!)
Hard News Cafe
Insults and Heartburn were always in fashion
At the Hard News
they fell in love