Redwood City, CA, February 24, 2008 - Luggage Tuesdays, still the number one website among Google Search spam sites selling luggage, will be promptly relaunched today at 6 a.m. PST, according to emails from our QA department. LuggageTuesdays 2.0 combines LOL ("laugh out loud") content with Web 2.0 tools. Humor remains intact with streamlined interactive technologies. New CEO and veteran media maven Mike Spiegelman stresses the site will be "fun" and "still funny." "After 9/11, people now more than ever want to laugh," explains Spiegelman. "Well, maybe not as much now; it has been seven years."
"I am very serious about comedy," Spiegelman clarifies. "People ask if I am funny and I say, 'yes, yes I am,' then I tell them that last line is ripped off Albert Brooks' second comedy album, A Star is Bought, because that's how serious I am."
A new algorithm helps the user customize favorite jokes, even recommend new ones. "Let's say you really like the joke, 'Why did the moron throw his alarm clock out his window?' LuggageTuesdays 2.0 can then suggest a Polack joke or Dumb Blonde bit." (After several phone inquiries, Spiegelman's office verified that the moron wanted to see "time fly.")
"E.B. White once said, 'Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog," says Spiegelman, quoting E. B. White. "'Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.' That's all well and good, but what if we keep the frog alive with message boards and Google ads? That's funny."
Spiegelman's extensive career history is posted on LinkedIn. Swag at launch party will include luggage.