Monday, September 27, 2004

And what about the chair with the electric zapper?

Proving that 1960s Bond films never go out of style, this description from today's Wall Street Journal (subs. req'd) of a typical board meeting of Hollinger International (aka the expense account of the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy):

Board meetings were brief, casual affairs, according to minutes and directors. They were usually held at Hollinger's New York offices, which are hidden behind a poorly marked wooden door. From a pop-up computer screen in front of his chair, Lord [Conrad] Black controlled the room's lights, sound and window blinds, which he would alter during board meetings, according to one attendee.