15 November 2006

Iain’T staying….

A not particularly well kept secret is now officially out in the open. Iain Thomson, who recently left IT Pro, is headed back to Broadwick Street, this time as managing editor of VNUnet.

Boomerang Thomson, as he’ll be known forthwith, is not the first to yo-yo back to VNU and probably won’t be the last. “I liked working with Chris [Green] and the rest of the Dennis crew but decided I could do more of the stuff I really enjoy in this job,” said Boomerang.

Though not a direct replacement for Thomson, Rene Millman has joined IT Pro which has perked up the IT Pro offices no end.

When Rene walks through the door he’s met with a cheery ‘Allo from Chris, and an ‘Allo from Maggie ‘Yvette’ Holland. “Bonjour,” replies Rene, and pointing at Chris says: “It’s ze fallen Madonna with zee big boobies.”

The ensuing merriment is broken by a Dennis accountant: “It is you, a Clerk,” chuckles Chris Vert. “Leesen verrry carefully, I weel zay zis only once,” says Michelle from accounts. “Vee need more readeeers and more advertisiiing, ozerwise ve weel go ze vaay of all 1980s BBC zeetcoms.”

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah... 'Reen' Millman - a man who disappeared in Helsinki for a whole three days while working on SC Magazine. He wasn't in any pictures from the event, didn't file any copy... Legend. And thin these days.
YouTube 'another office gun attack' for some of his best work using an elastic band gun made from bulldog clips.

Anonymous said...

Oi! you're no longer an IT hack, eff off back to your crummy PR toilet sheet. I ate reindeer then and it made me too sick to write anything. (or maybe it was the half bottle of Finlandia!)

Anonymous said...

Tee hee! Finlandia, your one weakness! I miss those halcyon days, the press trips, infosec...

Anonymous said...

A ... Rene "handbag" Millman.

Anonymous said...

kudos to le vert

http://www.chrisgreen.co.uk/214/

Sean Fleming said...

The actor that played Herr Flick (Richard Gibson) was a sub-editor at Dennis back in the early 90s, I believe.