Reading this (found via Rex)--particularly the part about Zalaznick's attitude toward product placement--made me flash back on something that happened the first time I live in New York. A publicist--someone I genuinely like--offered to pay my way to an industry confab half the country away. When I turned them down, s/he asked, "What, do you have ethics or something?" They sounded puzzled, not contemptuous. I was speechless.
I used to sell hologram bolo ties at the Mall of America